NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES
Albermarle (ALB) was upgraded at Topeka Capital to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $91. Company has several positive near-term catalysts, Topeka said.
Avery Dennison (AVY) was downgraded at Topeka Capital to hold from buy. Twelve-month price target is $54. Domestic demand momentum has slowed, Topeka Capital said.
Barnes (B) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. Twelve-month price target is $40. Company is seeing slower organic growth, Deutsche said.
Bank of Hawaii (BOH) was upgraded at DA Davidson to buy. Twelve-month price target is $65. Company is posting its strongest growth in more than a decade, DA Davidson said.
Boston Scientific (BSX) was initiated with a neutral rating at Sterne Agee. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $13.50.
Costco (COST) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. Company was also placed on the Conviction list. Expect earnings growth to reaccelerate, said Goldman Sachs. Twelve-month price target is $136.
Dollar Tree (DLTR) was downgraded at BMO Capital to market perform from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $59. Family Dollar merger will likely cut into return on invested capital, BMO Capital said.
Fortegra Financial (FRF) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Juniper (JNPR) was upgraded at Bernstein to outperform from market perform. Twelve-month price target is $30. Turnaround potential still exists and revenue risk is already priced in, Bernstein said.
Liberty Media (LMCA) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.
Microstrategy (MSTR) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to outperform from market perform. Twelve-month price target is $170. Subscription business is driving growth and management is providing more clarity for investors, Deutsche Bank said.
Matador Resources (MTDR) was upgraded at BMO Capital to outperform. Twelve-month price target is $32. Company has attractive growth potential both for this quarter and looking ahead, BMO Capital said.