NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES

Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) was initiated with an underperform rating at RBC Capital. Twelve-month price target is $17. Company has sizeable sales growth headwinds, RBC Capital said.

Berry Plastics (BERY) was downgraded at BMO Capital Markets to market perform from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $37. Downgrading on continued weak demand and stabilizing input costs, BMO Capital Markets said.

Conmed (CNMD) was initiated with a buy rating at Deutsche Bank. Twelve-month price target is $63. Catalysts for corporate change in the form of investor activism that prompted a change in the chairman, the board, CEO, and several other executives are positive for shareholders, Deutsche Bank said. Strategic focus is now more on commercial execution, which in turn should improve the underlying fundamentals, Deutsche Bank also said.

Gap (GPS) was initiated with a sector perform rating at RBC Capital. Twelve-month price target is $45. Company has limited earnings upside potential, RBC Capital said.

Genuine Parts (GPC) was upgraded at Sterne Agee CRT to buy from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $108. Stock is down 15% and at an attractive entry point, Sterne Agee CRT said.

Kenon Holdings (KEN) was initiated with a hold rating at Deutsche Bank. Twelve-month price target is $24. The bulk of the value resides in IC Power, and Deutsche Bank's analysts like KEN's two major contracted growth projects, CdÁ and Samay, Deutsche Bank said. However, analysts remain on the sidelines with KEN as continued investment into Qoros, a high-risk/high-reward business, chips away at near-term value and cash flow, Deutsche Bank also said.

Kennametal (KMT) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $45. KMT is one of the few companies in Jefferies' coverage with a significant self-help opportunity despite softer end markets and currency headwinds, Jefferies said.

LinkedIn (LNKD) was upgraded at Argus to buy from hold. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $280, Argus said.

Lululemon (LULU) was initiated with an outperform rating at RBC Capital. Twelve-month price target is $77. Company can deliver growth both in the U.S. and abroad, RBC Capital said.

Madison Square Garden (MSG) was upgraded at Stifel to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $100. Spinoff should help create shareholder value, Stifel said.

Monotype (TYPE) was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to underweight from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $29. OEM business is declining faster than expected, J.P. Morgan said.

PerkinElmer (PKI) was downgraded at Keybanc to sector weight from overweight. Valuation call, as the stock exceeded the previous 12-month price target of $52, Keybanc said.

Ritchie Bros. (RBA) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $30. RBA is the rare industrial company that may actually benefit from recent slowing in some equipment markets, and recent auction trends suggest growth is running well ahead of expectations, Jefferies said.

SolarCity (SCTY) was downgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $65. Company is facing increased regulatory risk and shift in business mix will ultimately affect margins, Robert Baird said.

The Timken Co. (TKR) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: TKR Ratings Report.

Twitter (TWTR) was upgraded at Stifel to hold from sell. Stock is mispriced relative to its growth prospects, Stifel said.

Urban Outfitters (URBN) was initiated with an outperform rating at RBC Capital. Twelve-month price target is $48. Sales and margin momentum should build throughout 2015, RBC Capital said.

Viacom (VIAB) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: VIAB Ratings Report.

Whiting (WLL) was upgraded to overweight at Morgan Stanley. Twelve-month price target is $48. Company is ideal for the current operating environment, Morgan Stanley said.

XL Group (XL) was reinstated at Barclays with an overweight rating. Twelve-month price target is $43. Barclays reinstated its rating on the combined XL Catlin following the close of XL's $4 billion acquisition of Catlin, which is the largest underwriting syndicate at Lloyd's (LYG).

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