NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES

Ascena Retail (ASNA) was upgraded to outperform from sector perform by RBC Capital, which set a 12-month price of $20, saying the company's deal with Ann Inc. (ANN) should significantly improve earnings.

Actuant (ATU) was upgraded to outperform from sector perform by RBC Capital, which set a 12-month price target of $29. This is a valuation call, as the company has 50% earnings upside potential, RBC said.

Biglari Holdings (BH) was upgraded to buy by TheStreet Ratings team. You can view the full analysis from the report here: BH Ratings Report.

Bob Evans (BOBE) was upgraded to buy by Miller Tabak, which set a 12-month price target of $57, saying the company has multiple potential growth catalysts.

Citrix Systems (CTXS) was upgraded to neutral from underweight by Piper Jaffray, which set a 12-month price target of $75. Expect activist investors to drive an increase in shareholder value, Piper Jaffray said.

Citrix Systems (CTXS) was upgraded to buy by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, which set a 12-month price target of $82, saying that cost-cutting and asset sales should help improve shareholder value.

Darden (DRI) was upgraded to outperform from neutral, which set a 12-month price target of $77, saying operating improvements should drive significant earnings potential.

Hudbay Minerals (HBM) was upgraded to hold by TheStreet Ratings team. You can view the full analysis from the report here: HBM Ratings Report.

M/A-Corn (MTSI) was downgraded to hold from buy by Drexel Hamilton, which cited valuation, based on a 12-month price target of $40

Mondelez (MDLZ) was upgraded to outperform by BMO Capital, which set a 12-month price target of $47, saying the company can expand margins and continue to grow in emerging markets.

William-Sonoma (WSM) was upgraded to outperform and given a 12-month price target of $90 by Oppenheimer, which said that the company should benefit from improving industry demand trends.

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