Analysts' Actions: GNC JCP MAR TRIP WFM

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES

Abbvie (ABBV) was upgraded to overweight from equal-weight. Twelve-month price target is $60. Company has an attractive pipeline and can generate healthy growth over the coming quarters, Morgan Stanley said.

Fortress Investment (FIG) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

FirstEnergy (FE) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. Valuation call with 12-month price target of $37, Jefferies said.

GNC (GNC) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. Twelve-month price target is $40. Company has a lackluster outlook for the remainder of the year, Deutsche Bank said.

Hilton (HLT) was upgraded at Morgan Stanley to overweight. Twelve-month price target is $27. Company has strong fundamentals and there is upside for Waldorf Astoria valuation, Morgan Stanley said.

Hilton was upgraded at MKM Partners to buy from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $27. Stock has underperformed, but has near-term catalysts, MKM Partners said.

Infinity Pharmaceutical (INFI) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. Commerical competitiveness already priced in and risk/reward is attractive, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $13. Buy rating.

J.C. Penney (JCP) was upgraded at UBS to neutral from sell. Less downside in SSS/GM risk for near term, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $9.

Intelligent Systems (INS) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Marriott (MAR) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal-weight. Twelve-month price target is $64. Valuation call, as the stock has outperformed its peers by 14% year to date, Morgan Stanley said.

Merck (MRK) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal-weight from overweight. Twelve-month price target is $60. Stock has outperformed and risk reward now balanced, Morgan Stanley said.

Fresh Market (TFM) was downgraded at Sterne Agee to underperform. Twelve-month price target is $29. Industry competition is heating up, Sterne Agee said.

TripAdvisor (TRIP) was upgraded at Cantor Fitzgerald to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $94. Company is seeing improved shopper monetization and growth, Cantor Fitzgerald said.

Whole Foods (WFM) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. Twelve-month price target is $40. Seeing excess capacity in the natural food retail segment, Deutsche Bank said.

Whole Foods was downgraded at Cantor Fitzgerald to sell. Twelve-month price target is $38. Company had poor results across the board, but trades at a premium valuation, Cantor Fitzgerald said.

Whole Foods was downgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral. Twelve-month price target is $40. Company is becoming more competitive on price, Sterne Agee said.

Whole Foods was downgraded at BMO Capital to market perform. Twelve-month price target is $40. Competition is weighing on the growth outlook, BMO Capital said.

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