NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES

Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) was downgraded at Janney to sell from neutral. Company may continue to post negative comps and may fall short of earnings expectations, Janney said.

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

Darden Restaurants (DRI) was initiated with a buy rating at Deutsche Bank. Twelve-month price target is $72. Darden is in the process of re-establishing its casual dining leadership position by leveraging its scale, improving its food (taste, quality, etc.) and operations, after a number of years of underperformance, Deutsche Bank said. The company's willingness to evaluate all aspects of its business model, along with a fresh perspective from the top, can help return this storied restaurant company to its prominent position across the industry, Deutsche Bank also said.

Kate Spade (KATE) was initiated with a perform rating at Oppenheimer. Valuation call, as the company has relatively low margins, Oppenheimer said.

McDonald's (MCD) was initiated with a buy rating at Deutsche Bank. Twelve-month price target is $120. A new CEO and organization structure/ownership mix changes are among moves aimed at reversing MCD's fortunes after another year of lackluster EPS and stock performances, Deutsche Bank said. The willingness to question once-off-limits strategies and sacrifice "sacred cows" philosophies while investing in menu and technology may begin to drive results in the not-too-distant future, Deutsche Bank also said.

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

Marriott Vacations (VAC) was downgraded at JMP Securities to market perform from outperform. Valuation call, as the stock is up 20% year to date and near the previous 12-month price target of $90, JMP Securities said.

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