Analysts' Actions: Hillshire, Dollar General, DreamWorks, Twitter

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES

Apollo Global Management (APO) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.

Andersons (ANDE) was upgraded at BMO Capital to outperform. Twelve-month price target is $56. Expect company fundamentals to bottom in the third quarter, BMO Capital said.

Auxilium (AUXL) was upgraded at MKM Partners to buy. Twelve-month price target is $26. Stock is down 30% since March, but Testim appears to have stabilized and Stendra is showing continued growth, MKM Partners said.

Autozone (AZO) was upgraded at Gabelli to buy from hold. Company deserves a premium valuation, despite inventory concerns, Gabelli said.

Dollar General (DG) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. Twelve-month price target is $60. Company faces headwinds to continued future growth, Deutsche Bank said.

DreamWorks (DWA) was upgraded at Topeka Capital to hold from sell. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $25, Topeka Capital said.

Hawaiian (HA) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Hillshire (HSH) was downgraded at BMO Capital to market perform from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $49. Valuation call, following the bid from Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), BMO Capital said.

Hillshire was downgraded at Gabelli to hold from buy. Risk/reward is more even, following the latest takeover bid, Gabelli said.

Lowe's (LOW) was downgraded at Canaccord Genuity to sell from hold. Twelve-month price target is $37. Valuation call, as the stock is up 88% over the past two years, Canaccord Genuity said.

Live Nation (LYV) downgraded at Sterne Agee to Neutral. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $26.50, Sterne Agee said.

Twitter (TWTR) was upgraded at Nomura to buy. Twelve-month price target is $43. Estimates were also increased, given higher expected sales per user and margins, Nomura said.

Williams-Sonoma (WSM) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $85. Company is using technology to drive improved customer service, Piper Jaffray said.

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