Analysts' Actions -- AES, CBOE, Las Vegas Sands, PacWest Bancorp and More

RATINGS CHANGES

AES (AES) was downgraded to equal-weight from overweight at Barclays. $12 price target. The company is facing increased competition, Barclays said.

Alliance HealthCare Services (AIQ) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: AIQ Ratings Report.

CBOE (CBOE) was upgraded to outperform from market perform at Wells Fargo. The BATS acquisition should add 25% to earnings and create shareholder value, said Wells Fargo.

Integra Lifesciences (IART) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: IART Ratings Report.

KBR (KBR) was upgraded to buy from hold at Deutsche Bank. $16 price target. A 10% selloff is overdone, despite a guidance cut, Deutsche said.

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) was upgraded to buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $63 price target. Consensus estimates will likely continue to move higher in the coming quarters, said BofA/Merrill.

PacWest Bancorp (PACW) was downgraded to market perform from outperform at Wells Fargo. This was a valuation call, following the recent run in the stock, Wells Fargo said.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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