RATINGS CHANGES

Ball (BLL - Get Report) was upgraded to outperform from market perform at Wells Fargo. The company is executing changes that should boost earnings power in the coming quarters, Wells Fargo said.

Cabot Oil & Gas (COG - Get Report) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: COG.

Costco Wholesale (COST) was upgraded to buy at Deutsche Bank. $200 price target. The company has several catalysts to take the stock higher, Deutsche Bank said.

Kinder Morgan (KMI - Get Report) was downgraded to hold from buy at Argus. The company will likely struggle to fund its project backlog, Argus said. 

NCR (NCR - Get Report) was downgraded to market perform from outperform at Oppenheimer. The company's deal with Blackstone (BX - Get Report) has considerable risks, Oppenheimer said. 

PerkinElmer (PKI - Get Report) was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Wedbush Securities. $56 price target. The valuation isn't as attractive, as the company is facing increased currency pressure, Wedbush said. 

SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS - Get Report) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: SEAS.

Travelers (TRV - Get Report) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. The valuation is no longer as attractive, given its $120 price target, analysts said.

Verint Systems (VRNT - Get Report) was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Credit Suisse. $45 price target. Estimates were also lowered, given the company's new guidance, Credit Suisse said. 

 

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