NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES
Alibaba (BABA) was initiated with a buy rating at Cantor Fitzgerald. Twelve-month price target is $90. Company has an unfair competitive advantage with outsized growth and margin profiles, Cantor said.
Oracle (ORCL) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. Twelve-month price target is $42. Database license sales are slowing down, Deutsche Bank said.
Sprouts (SFM) was initiated with an overweight rating at Barclays. Twelve-month price target is $37. Company can average 33% earnings growth over the next five years, Barclays said.
Texas Capital (TCBI) was upgraded at Wunderlich to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $75. Company is the most sensitive to higher interest rates, Wunderlich said.
VF (VFC) was upgraded at Keybanc to buy. Twelve-month price target is $80. Estimates were also increased, as the company will likely improve brands and could make acquisitions, Keybanc said.
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