NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES

Aramark (ARMK) was upgraded to top pick from outperform at RBC Capital. The company can deliver double-digit earnings growth and deserves a higher multiple, RBC said.

Blackberry (BBRY) was upgraded to buy from hold at TD Securities. $13 12-month price target. Despite a hardware sales miss, expect new software services to drive earnings power, TD Securities said.

Brown Shoe (BWS) was upgraded to equal-weight at Morgan Stanley. $26.50 12-month price target. A potential Stuart Weitzman deal would be positive for the company, Morgan Stanley said.

Ericsson (ERIC) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: ERIC Ratings Report.

Finish Line (FINL) was downgraded to hold from buy at Canaccord Genuity. $25 12-month price target. Challenges in the running category will likely remain in the coming quarters, said Canaccord.

Finish Line (FINL) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Janney Capital. $25 12-month price target. Higher promotions are cutting into margins, Janney said.

Synchrony Financial (SYF) was downgraded to neutral from buy at BTIG. This was a valuation call, based on the previous $30 12-month price target, BTIG said.

Taser (TASR) was initiated with an outperform rating at Oppenheimer. $28 12-month price target. The company is a market leader and should benefit from the rising demand for police officer cameras, said Oppenheimer.

Tempur Sealy (TPX) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: TPX Ratings Report.

Twitter (TWTR) was initiated with a buy rating at Argus. This was a valuation call, based on a $44 12-month price target, said Argus. 

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