NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES
Dean Foods (DF - Get Report) was upgraded to buy from hold by Deutsche Bank, which set a $19 price target, saying that it is more optimistic about the DairyPure national milk brand opportunity and continued cost savings.
Frontier Communications (FTR - Get Report) was upgraded to buy from hold by Jefferies, which set a $6 price target, saying that the company is well positioned financially and does not face the same dividend risk that some of its peers must confront.
Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) was downgraded to hold from buy by Jefferies, which set a $26 price target, saying the company has noted that it has seen some of the same negative mix shift related to pricing, including some customer consolidation, relative preference for finer sands (higher mesh size).
Intel (INTC - Get Report) was upgraded to hold from sell by Ascendiant Capital Markets, which set as $31 price target. While computing trends have been incrementally bearish, Intel's second-quarter results were marginally better than expected, with most negative investor sentiment likely already reflected in the company's shares, Ascendiant said.
Pinnacle Foods (PF) was downgraded to hold from buy by Deutsche Bank, which set a $45 price target, saying that there is some risk to fundamentals and that Pinnacle's valuation is stretched.
Walgreens Boots (WBA - Get Report) was upgraded to outperform from neutral by Credit Suisse, which set a $110 price target. Estimates have also been increased, as the company is cutting more costs, Credit Suisse said.
Weyerhaeuser (WY - Get Report) was downgraded to neutral from buy by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, which said that analysts' expectations may be too high, given lower lumber prices on the West Coast.