RATINGS CHANGES

Apple (AAPL - Get Report) was downgraded to equal-weight at Barclays. $117 price target. There appears to be limited near-term upside in the company's earnings potential, Barclays said. 

Aetna (AET) was downgraded to market perform at Leerink. $135 price target. The Humana deal stalled and the company is facing challenges in all business segments, Leerink said. 

DineEquity (DIN - Get Report) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Nomura. $77 price target. Earnings estimates were also cut, given lower sales trends, Nomura reasoned. 

Fred's (FRED - Get Report) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: FRED.

Performance Food (PFGC - Get Report) was downgraded to equal-weight from overweight at Barclays. $25 price target. Fundamentals have stalled and cash flow will likely decline in the first half of the year, Barclays said. 

Silgan (SLGN - Get Report) was upgraded to outperform at BMO Capital. $65 price target. The Westrock deal appears to make both strategic and financial sense, BMO said. 

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

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