Analysts' Actions -- AK Steel, Hess, FirstEnergy, Whiting Petroleum and More

RATINGS CHANGES

AK Steel (AKS) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: AKS.

BOK Financial (BOKF) was downgraded to underperform at Wells Fargo. Earnings estimates were also cut, given higher credit costs, Wells said. 

DuPont (DD) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: DD.

FirstEnergy (FE) was downgraded to sector perform at RBC Capital. $33 price target. The company is facing stiff regulatory pressure and will likely have to sell $2 billion of new equity, RBC said. 

FirstEnergy was also downgraded by Jefferies, to hold from buy. $35 price target. The company is facing regulatory issues and may need to issue more equity, Jefferies said. 

Hess (HES) was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Credit Suisse. The valuation is less attractive, based on a $65 price target, Credit Suisse said. 

Infinera (INFN) was downgraded to neutral from buy at MKM Partners. $15 price target. The company's acquisition of Transmode is not performing as well as expected, MKM said. 

Mantech (MANT) was downgraded to neutral from underperform at Credit Suisse. $26 price target. Organic growth has resumed at the company, Credit Suisse said. 

Masco (MAS) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: MAS.

Service Corp. (SCI) was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Credit Suisse. $32 price target. The company is seeing higher revenue and faces fewer operational challenges ahead, Credit Suisse said. 

Wex (WEX) was downgraded to market perform at Wells Fargo. The valuation is less attractive, despite the company's leverage to higher expected fuel prices, Wells said. 

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) was downgraded to sector perform from outperform at RBC Capital. $12 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as the company continues to have high capital spending, RBC said.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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