Associated Banc (ASB - Get Report) was upgraded to buy from hold at Deutsche Bank. $20 price target. The company is keeping a tight lid on costs and should benefit from rising interest rates, Deutsche Bank said.
Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) was downgraded to sell at Goldman Sachs. The valuation looks less attractive, based on an $87 price target, Goldman said.
Janus (JNS) was downgraded to neutral from overweight at JPMorgan. $15 price target. The company has high exposure to equities, JPMorgan said.
Torchmark (TMK) was upgraded to outperform from market perform at Wells Fargo. The company has above-average returns and is not sensitive to the equity market, Wells said.