Advisory Board (ABCO) was upgraded to buy at Deutsche Bank. $43 price target. The company can deliver double-digit annual revenue growth and has fallen to an attractive price, Deutsche said. 

Amgen (AMGN) was initiated with a neutral rating at Citigroup. $165 price target. The company is facing bio-similar competition, Citigroup said. 

Box (BOX) was initiated with as a sell at TheStreet Ratings. 

Charter Communications (CHTR) was upgraded to overweight from neutral at JPMorgan. The valuation is more attractive, based on a $210 price target. The company is a cheaper way of ultimately owning Time Warner (TWC) , JPMorgan said.

ConocoPhillips (COP) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings. 

Cooper Tire (CTB) was upgraded to neutral from sell at Goldman Sachs. $41 price target. Earnings estimates also increased, given a positive price and sales mix environment, Goldman said. 

Covergys (CVG) was downgraded to market perform from outperform at Wells Fargo. The company lowered its growth guidance, Wells said. 

Gilead Sciences (GILD) was initiated with a buy rating at Citigroup. $110 price target. The valuation is attractive, as the pipeline is essentially being valued for free, Citigroup said. 

Blackhawk Network (HAWK) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. 

Lending Club (LC) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Sterne Agee. $8 price target. Earnings estimates were also cut, given a lower expected long-term origination growth rate, Sterne said. 

Microsemi (MSCC) was upgraded to top pick at RBC Capital Markets. $46 price target. The company is de-leveraging and can expand margins, RBC said.

Bankrate (RATE) was downgraded to sector perform from outperform at RBC Capital Markets. $9 price target. The company cut guidance because of lower traffic from Google, RBC said. 

Restoration Hardware (RH) was downgraded to sector weight from overweight at Keybanc. The company had a disappointing quarter and many questions linger for the future, Keybanc said. 

Interface (TILE) was downgraded to equal weight at Barclays. $17 price target. The company is seeing lower sales and order trends, Barclays said. 


This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.