Analysts' Actions -- ConocoPhillips, Discover, DineEquity, Maxim and More

RATINGS CHANGES

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

ConocoPhillips (COP) was upgraded to hold from underperform at Jefferies. The valuation is more attractive, based on a $40 price target, Jefferies said. 

Discover (DFS) was downgraded to equal-weight at Barclays. The company's earnings are most leveraged to an economic recession, Barclay's said. 

DineEquity (DIN) was upgraded to overweight from sector weight at Keybanc. The valuation is more attractive, based on a $90 price target, Keybanc said. 

Healthcare Services (HCSG) was downgraded to market perform at William Blair. Department of Labor rules could affect the 2017 outlook, William Blair said. 

Ligand (LGND) was upgraded to hold from sell at Deutsche Bank. The valuation is more attractive, based on a $105 price target, Deutsche said. 

Maxim (MXIM) was downgraded to sector perform from outperform at RBC Capital. The valuation is less attractive, based on a $40 price target, RBC said. 

NuStar (NSH) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: NSH.

Wesco (WCC) was downgraded to perform from outperform at Oppenheimer. The valuation is less attractive, as the company is facing tougher growth comparisons, Oppenheimer said. 

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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