NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES
Becton Dickinson (BDX) was upgraded to overweight from neutral at J.P. Morgan. $160 12-month price target. Estimates also increased, given less debt expense for the CareFusion purchase, J.P. Morgan said.
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Brown Shoe (BWS) was upgraded to buy from neutral at Sterne Agee. $37 12-month price target. The company can continue to expand margins, Sterne Agee said.
Cinemark (CNK) was downgraded to hold from buy at Topeka Capital. This was a valuation call, based on a $39 12-month price target, Topeka Capital said.
Cubic (CUB) was downgraded to hold from buy at Needham. Management offered lower 2015 guidance, Needham said.
Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) was downgraded to underperform from sector perform at RBC Capital. $13 12-month price target. Estimates are below consensus, given OSB pricing, RBC Capital said.
U.S. Silica (SLCA) was downgraded to market perform at Wells Fargo. The company will be hurt by lower oil prices, Wells Fargo said.
Zayo Group Holdings (ZAYO) was initiated with an overweight rating at Barclays. The company is a pure play bandwidth infrastructure service provider and is well positioned to capitalize on secular growth trends, said Barclays. 12-month price target set at $30.
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