RATINGS CHANGES

Boyd Gaming (BYD - Get Report) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: BYD.

DineEquity ( DIN - Get Report) was downgraded to sector weight from overweight at Keybanc. The valuation is less attractive, based on waning confidence in Applebee's, Keybanc said. 

Exelon (EXC - Get Report) was upgraded to overweight at Morgan Stanley. $37 price target. The company offers attractive growth at a compelling valuation, Morgan Stanley said. 

Federated Investors ( FII - Get Report) was upgraded to neutral from underperform at Credit Suisse. $27 price target. The company should see a rebound in money market flows next year, Credit Suisse said. 

Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: FOXA.

Hain Celestial (HAIN - Get Report) was upgraded to neutral from underperform at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $41 price target. The company has passed internal investigation, which limits potential downside, analysts said. 

National General (NGHC - Get Report) was downgraded to equal-weight from overweight at Morgan Stanley. $23 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as the stock is up 16% since earnings, Morgan Stanley said. 

Prudential (PRU - Get Report) was upgraded to buy from underperform at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $108 price target. The company is leveraged to higher interest rates and the potential for lower regulation, analysts said. 

Papa John's ( PZZA - Get Report) was downgraded to sector weight at Keybanc. The valuation is less attractive, as the stock is trading at 29x expected 2017 earnings, Keybanc said. 

SunTrust Banks (STI - Get Report) was downgraded to market perform from outperform at Wells Fargo. The valuation is less attractive, as operating leverage is decelerating, Wells said. 

United Parcel Service (UPS - Get Report) was initiated with an outperform rating at $125 price target at BMO Capital. The company is a market leader and is trading at a discount to its average historical valuation, BMO said. 

Wells Fargo (WFC - Get Report) was downgraded to underperform from market perform at BMO Capital. $47 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as the stock is up 15% since the election, BMO said. 

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