NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) was downgraded to equal weight from overweight at Barclays. The 12-month price target was lowered to $11 from $15, as the U.S. Retail Softline group changed to a negative outlook from positive, Barclays said. American Eagle is trading at a much richer valuation than other specialty retailers, making downside risk heightened.
Agios Pharmaceuticals (AGIO) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Goldman Sachs. Shares have reached the 12-month price target and the market is adequately capturing the potential opportunities given the company's stage of development, said Goldman. The pipeline remains promising.
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Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) was downgraded to perform from outperform at Oppenheimer. The price target was lowered to $30 from $50 on lack of visibility regarding brand turnaround and mounting uncertainty around international sales, said Oppenheimer. These issues make near-term projections less clear.
Boulder Brands (BDBD) was upgraded to overweight from neutral at Piper Jaffray. Potentially lower commodity costs and reduced expectations have created an attractive risk/reward situation at current levels, said Piper Jaffray.
Dominion Midstream Partners (DM) was initiated at Goldman Sachs with a neutral rating. The company should see strong distribution growth, said Goldman. However, that growth is largely priced in to current valuation.
Eaton Vance (EV) was downgraded to underweight from neutral at J.P. Morgan. A surge in share price following the announcement of SEC exemptive relief implies optimistic expectations for new exchange-traded managed funds, said J.P. Morgan.
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