NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES
AOL (AOL) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to sell. Twelve-month price target is $38. Expect some disruption in the sales force and platform integration, Goldman Sachs said.
Arris (ARRS) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $42. Pace deal will add to earnings, and industry spending should remain strong, Goldman Sachs said.
Conn's (CONN) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform. Twelve-month price target is $39. Estimates were also increased, given a better retail environment and softer credit trends, Oppenheimer said.
Eastman Chemical (EMN) was upgraded at J.P. Morgan to overweight from neutral. Estimates were also increased, given higher prices and lower commodity costs, J.P. Morgan said.
JetBlue (JBLU) was upgraded at J.P. Morgan to overweight from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $28. Revenue and costs should continue to trend positively, J.P. Morgan said.
Landstar (LSTR) was downgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform from outperform. Heavy haul segment should continue to face pressure, Wells Fargo said.
Kosmos Energy (KOS) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $15. Despite an underwhelming response from the market, analysts view KOS' oil and gas discovery at Tortue in Mauritania as potentially transformative to both the conversation and value of the company, Deutsche Bank said.
Mattress Firm (MFRM) was downgraded at Piper Jaffray to neutral from overweight. Twelve-month price target is $62. Company faces execution risk from recent acquisitions and is leveraged to Texas, Piper Jaffray said.
Netflix (NFLX) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy from underperform. Twelve-month price target is $722. Original content should continue to attract customers, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said.
Qualys (QLYS) was upgraded at Robert Baird to outperform from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $50. Despite lower guidance, company is cross-selling, which can enhance long-term growth prospects, Robert Baird said.
Swift Transportation (SWFT) was upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform from market perform. Execution is improving and the company has attractive growth prospects, Wells Fargo said.
Synchrony Financial (SYF) was initiated with a market outperform rating at JMP Securities. Twelve-month price target is $36. With about $26 billion market cap and the No. 1 market share of domestic private label credit card receivables, analysts view Synchrony as a high-quality bellwether within the consumer finance sector, JMP Securities said.