RATINGS CHANGES

TD Ameritrade (AMTD) was upgraded to buy from neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $43 price target. The company is leveraged to rising interest rates, analysts said. 

Anadarko Petroleum (APC) was upgraded to buy at Deutsche Bank. $77 price target. The company is trading at a discount to its peers and has diversified growth drivers, Deutsche said. 

E-Trade Financial (ETFC) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $33 price target. Core earnings growth will likely be muted, analysts said. 

FirstCash (FCFS) was upgraded to outperform from market perform at JMP Securities. $57 price target. The company will reinvest its cash flow by expanding into Lain America, JMP said. 

FirstEnergy (FE) was upgraded to overweight from equal-weight at Barclays. $37 price target. The company is receiving rate relief in Ohio, Barclays said. 

Gigamon (GIMO) was upgraded to buy from neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $61 price target. Core market is experiencing accelerated growth, analysts said. 

Randgold Resources (GOLD) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: GOLD.

Gramercy Property Trust (GPT) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: GPT.

GrubHub (GRUB) was upgraded to buy from neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $46 price target. Earnings estimates were also increased, given the company's new guidance, analysts said. 

HCA (HCA) was upgraded to overweight from sector weight at Keybanc. The valuation is more attractive, based on a $94 price target, Keybanc said. 

Merck (MRK) was upgraded to buy from neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $70 price target. Earnings estimates were also increased as the company should dominate the first line lung cancer market, analysts said. 

Pfizer (PFE) was downgraded to hold from buy at Jefferies. $36 price target. The company lacks near-term catalysts, Jefferies said. 

Viacom (VIAB) was upgraded to buy from underperform at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. The valuation is more attractive, based on a $44 price target, analysts said. 

Waste Management (WM) was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Wedbush. The valuation is less attractive, based on a $68 price target, analysts said. 

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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