Analysts' Actions -- AIG, Fox, Lululemon, AT&T and More

RATINGS CHANGES

American International Group (AIG) was upgraded to outperform from market perform at BMO Capital. $75 price target. The company can continue to boost its return on equity, BMO said. 

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

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was upgraded to outperform from market perform at BMO Capital. $15 price target. Improved products and execution can drive growth in the coming quarters, BMO said. 

CR Bard (BCR) was upgraded to outperform at BMO Capital. The valuation is more attractive, based on a $245 price target, BMO said. 

Cadence Design (CDNS) was downgraded to underweight from neutral at J.P. Morgan. $25 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as the stock is up 25% year-to-date, J.P. Morgan said. 

CF Industries (CF) was downgraded to equal-weight at Barclays. The valuation is less attractive, based on a $30 price target. 

Commercial Metals (CMC) was downgraded to hold from buy at Jefferies. $24 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as margins may lag, Jefferies explained. 

Quest Diagnostics (DGX) was upgraded to buy at Goldman Sachs. $102 price target. The company can gain market share and realize operating leverage, Goldman said. 

21st Century Fox (FOXA) was downgraded to market perform from outperform at Telsey Advisory. $28 price target. Expect a long regulatory review process for a potential Sky purchase, Telsey said. 

HanesBrands (HBI) was upgraded to buy from neutral at DA Davidson. $23 price target. The stock is down 21% year-to-date, but the company's long-term earnings potential remains intact, Davidson said. 

Lululemon Athletica (LULU) was upgraded to market perform from underperform at Robert Baird. $67 price target. The company is realizing higher sales and margins, Baird said. 

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

Seattle Genetics (SGEN) was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Credit Suisse. The valuation is less attractive, based on a $70 price target, Credit Suisse said. 

U.S. Silica (SLCA) was downgraded to underperform at DA Davidson. $42 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as the stock is up nearly 200% year-to-date, Davidson said. 

Synaptics (SYNA) was downgraded to underperform from perform at Oppenheimer. $45 price target. The company is facing multiple growth headwinds, Oppenheimer said. 

AT&T (T) was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Robert Baird. $44 price target. With the addition of media assets, the telecom industry could see fewer regulations, Baird said. 

Tesoro (TSO) was upgraded to outperform from market perform at Wells Fargo. The valuation is more attractive, given improving industry trends, Wells said. 

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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