RATINGS CHANGES

Barnes (B - Get Report) was upgraded to buy from hold at Deutsche Bank. $46 price target. The company is attractively valued and can accelerate sales growth in the coming years, Deutsche said. 

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY - Get Report) was initiated with a sell rating at Societe Generale. $48 price target. Earnings estimates are also below Street consensus, given lower expectations for its Opdivo cancer treatment, Societe said. 

Chemtura (CHMT) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. 

Coach (COH) was upgraded to outperform from market perform at William Blair. A recent survey suggests a potential inflection point in the business, William Blair said. 

Goodyear Tire (GT - Get Report) was upgraded to overweight from sector weight at Keybanc. $39 price target. Industry supply and demand appears manageable, Keybanc said. 

Hasbro (HAS - Get Report) was initiated with a neutral rating at JPMorgan. $81 price target. 

Heartland (HTLD - Get Report) was downgraded to sector weight at Keybanc. The valuation isn't as attractive, given softer pricing trends, Keybanc said. 

IBM (IBM - Get Report) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. 

Knight Transportation (KNX - Get Report) was downgraded to equal weight from overweight at Barclays. $24 price target. The company is leveraged to non-committed freight markets, Barclays said. 

Merck (MRK - Get Report) was initiated with a buy rating at Societe Generale. The valuation is attractive, based on an $80 price target, Societe said. 

Mastec (MTZ - Get Report) was downgraded to hold at Deutsche Bank. $20 price target. The analyst expects lower wireless telecom capital spending, Deutsche said. 

Ollie's Bargain (OLLI - Get Report) was upgraded to overweight from neutral at Piper Jaffray. $28 price target. The company continues to execute and has attractive long-term growth potential, Piper said. 

Verizon (VZ - Get Report) was downgraded to hold from buy at Jefferies. $53 price target. The company lacks near-term catalysts, Jefferies said. 

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