Analysts' Actions: ASGN BYI JBHT MSM NRG

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Advanced Micro Devices
(AMD) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

On Assignment
(ASGN) was upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform from market perform. Estimates were also increased, given better core staffing trends, Wells Fargo said.

Bally (BYI) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to sell from neutral. Twelve-month price target is now $62. Product momentum is slowing and the industry is facing headwinds, Goldman Sachs said.

Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

JB Hunt (JBHT) was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Twelve-month price target is $78. Burlington Northern service issues could constrain growth for a couple of quarters, BofA/Merrill said.

MSC Industrial Direct (MSM) was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. Valuation call, but long-term growth prospects driven by industry consolidation and improving industrial activity, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $90.

NRG Energy (NRG) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. Company was also placed on the Conviction Buy list. Company can use considerable cash flow to buy back stock and debt, as well as to make acquisitions, Goldman said.

Signature Bank (SBNY) was downgraded at Oppenheimer to perform from outperform. Valuation call, as the stock is up 20% year to date and trading with a price-to-earnings ratio of 21, based on expected full-year earnings, Oppenheimer said.

Under Armour (UA) was downgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral from buy. Valuation call, as the stock is up 42% year to date, Sterne Agee said. Three-year price target of $170.

Ulta Salon (ULTA) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $118. Company remains a compelling growth opportunity and can exceed consensus growth expectations, Goldman Sachs said.

ING (VOYA) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $43. Company has several potential catalysts, Deutsche Bank said.

Wellcare (WCG) was upgraded at Leerink Swann to outperform from market perform. Twelve-month price target is now $74. Valuation call, as the company has multiple potential catalysts, Leerink Swann said.

Wex (WEX) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $109. After recent meeting with CEO, have increased confidence in the company's accelerating growth profile, Citigroup said.


Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Alliance Data (ADS) numbers were boosted at Deutsche Bank. Shares are now seen reaching $330. Estimates were also upped, as the company can gain market share and accelerate growth, Deutsche Bank said. Buy rating.

Chipotle (CMG) estimates, price target were raised at Sterne Agee. Twelve-month price target is now $742. Estimates also increased, as new concepts should help drive growth, Sterne Agee said. Buy rating.

Costco (COST) price target, EPS estimates were lowered at Jefferies. Lower membership fee income. Twelve-month price target and neutral rating.

Dynegy (DYN) price target was increased at UBS. Driven by earnings boost from capturing weather volatility and PRIDE benefits, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $18. Sell rating.

First Solar (FSLR) price target was raised at UBS. 2016 guidance handily beat expectations and lower system and capital cost helping maintain margins, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $72. Neutral rating.

Guess (GES) price target, earnings were decreased at Jefferies. Global sales pressure, particularly in North America and Europe, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $27. Hold rating.

Guess estimates, price target were cut at Piper Jaffray. Twelve-month price target is now $28. Estimates were also reduced, given the company's new guidance, Piper Jaffray said. Neutral rating.

Genworth Financial (GNW) price target was lifted at UBS. Resumption of capital return is key positive catalyst. Twelve-month price target is $20. Buy rating.

W.R. Grace (GRA) numbers were raised at Credit Suisse. Twelve-month price target is now $113. Estimates also increased, given better pricing and construction, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating.

W.R. Grace price target was raised at Jefferies. New products can prove to be positive catalysts and buybacks expected, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $120. Buy rating.

W.R. Grace price target was raised at Jefferies. New products can prove to be positive catalysts, and buybacks are expected, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $120. Buy rating.

V.F. Corp (VFC) price target was raised at UBS. Clean retail inventories good for fall orders and gross margin, UBS said. Accelerating organic growth and high potential for M&A, UBS also said. Twelve-month price target is $70. Buy rating.

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