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Stock upgrades and downgrades

Stock upgrades and downgrades

Piper Jaffray initiates coverage on WhiteWave Foods WWAV with a striking Overweight rating

JPMorgan has started coverage on Level 3 LVLT with an Overweight and $55 target (September 19 2014)

Goldman Sachs downgrades Peabody Energy BTU to Sell from Neutral and cuts its stock price target to $13 from $15 (September 19 2014)

Cowen starts coverage on Coca-Cola KO with a Market Perform rating

Cowen Research initiates coverage on PepsiCo PEP with an Outperform rating and $106 price target

Wells Fargo pulls the Overweight rating on Cummins CMI and cuts the price target to $145-$148 from $170-$173

JPMorgan upgrades JLL to Overweight from Neutral with price target raised to $143 from $128.

Wunderlich starts FIfth Street Finance FSC with a Buy rating and $10.50 price target

CRT Capital has decreased its price target from $106 to $102 on B/E Aerospace BEAV.

JMP Securities, upgrades Columbia Property Trust CXP to Outperform from Market Perform

Chevron CVX is downgraded to Neutral from Underperform with a $133 price target, down a bit from $135, at BofA/Merrill

Whiting Petroleum WLL initiated with Equal Weight rating at Morgan Stanley

LinnCo LNCO reinstated with Outperform ratings at Credit Suisse

Stifel Nicolaus reiterates its Buy rating on Altria MO

Citi initiates AIG coverage with buy

Seadrill SDRL is initiated with a Sell rating at Canaccord

Needham initiates coverage of Rentrak RENT with a Buy rating

Clean Harbors CLH is downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T

BP upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup

Goldman is upgrading Ciena CIEN shares to Buy

Morgan Stanley has upgraded SanDisk SNDK to Overweight, and hiked its target by $5 to $115

Sterne Agee has downgraded Take-Two TTWO to Neutral

American Realty Capital Properties ARCP is initiated at Market Perform by Wells Fargo with PT of $13.50

Barclays has downgraded Tangoe TNGO to Equal Weight, and cut its target by $7 to $15

Barclays has downgraded data warehousing tech providers Informatica INFA and Teradata TDC to Equal Weight

Credit Suisse has started STMicroelectronics STM at Underperform

Stifel has launched coverage on Cray CRAY with a Buy and $33 target.

Deutsche Bank initiates coverage on Jarden JAH with a Buy rating

Morgan Stanley has downgraded WUBA to Underweight

Citi upgrades Inter Parfums IPAR to a Buy rating from Neutral and sets a $33 price target.

Needham has upgraded Photronics PLAB to Buy, and set an $11 target.

Rosetta Resources ROSE upgraded to Accumulate from Hold and a $59 price target at KLR

Stifel has AMCX lined up with a Buy rating and $70 price target

CenterPoint Energy CNP is upgraded to Buy from Hold with a $29 target price at Argus

Cowen upgrades JetBlue JBLU to an Outperform rating

Baird has downgraded SolarCity SCTY to Neutral. Its target is still at $83

Cleveland Research initiates coverage on Dunkin’ Brands DNKN with a Buy rating.

AAPL broke $100 today after getting two big boosts from RBC and Morgan Stanley

Citigroup reiterates its Neutral rating on McDonald’s MCD

Dougherty has launched coverage on Mobileye MBLY with a Buy and $45 target.

Stephens has launched coverage on FARO Technologies FARO with an Overweight and $65 target

Buckingham Research initiates coverage on Wendy’s (WEN) with a Buy rating

Bank of America initiates coverage on Car-Mar (NASDAQ:CRMT) with an Underperform rating

Roth has started coverage on Nimble Storage NMBL with a Buy and $40 PT

Summit Research has downgraded SanDisk SNDK to Hold

Wunderlich raises its price target for Covanta CVA shares to $24 from $22

Canaccord has launched coverage of AppliedMicro AMCC with a Buy and $16 PT

MLV downgraded OILT to Hold from Buy on valuation after rising ~50% YTD

Canaccord Partners downgrades Lowe’s LOW to a Sell rating from Hold

JPMorgan has launched coverage of Veeva VEEV with an Overweight and $27 PT

AIG credit outlook revised up to stable by S&P

B. Riley downgrades Nautilus NLS to a Neutral rating from Buy

Brooks Automation BRKS  has been upgraded to Buy by B. Riley

NTELOS (NTLS) has been downgraded to Hold by Jefferies

Morgan maintains its Outperform rating on AXP and $100 price target

Molycorp MGuidewire (GWRE) has been upgraded to Neutral by Citi

CP is downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight with a price target of $2.50 at Morgan Stanley

Goldman downgrades Raymond James RJF to Neutral

Moody’s lifts its rating on Hanesbrands HBI  to Ba1 from Ba2

Raymond James has upgraded Iridium IRDM to Strong Buy from Outperform. Its PT is at $10

Barclays upgrades Devon Energy DVN shares to Overweight from Equal Weight

Wedbush Securities raises its rating on Smith & Wesson SWHC to Outperform from Neutral

Credit Suisse downgrades Fulton Financial FULT to $14 Market Perform and set $14PT

Nomura reiterates Buy for FireEye

Goldman’s Donald Lu has upgraded China Mobile (CHL) to Conviction Buys

RBC has upgraded Nvidia NVDA, Broadcom (BRCM), Micron (MU), Texas Instruments (TXN), and Altera (ALTR ) to Outperform

Argus raises itstock target price for ConocoPhillips COP to $90 from $80, maintaining its Buy rating

Raymond James has cut NetApp (NTAP) to Market Perform

Duke Energy DUK is downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays

Oaktree Capital Group OAK is downgraded to Market Perform by both KBW and Morgan Stanley

Santander Consumer USA Holdings SC gets a boost from Bank of America to Buy with $28.00 PT

Raymond James upgrades Virtus Investment Partners VRTS to Outperform with $220.00 PT

Zoe’s Kitchen (ZOES) is initiated by Robert W. Baird with an Outperform rating

Bill Barrett (BBG)  is upgraded to Buy from Hold with a $30 price target at Stifel

C&J Energy CJES is upgraded to Buy from Neutral with a $35 price target, up from $22, at Global Hunter

Deutsche has upgraded Salesforce (CRM) to Buy, while maintaining its $65 PT.

ESPN DIS will stream all 64 games of the 2014 World Cup to pay-TV subscribers

Bally Technologies BYI has been upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup

Energy Corporation declares $0.27/share quarterly dividend,

Avago AVGO has been pulled from Goldman’s Conviction Buy list, but remains rated a Buy

Analog Devices (ADI +0.8%) has been upgraded to Neutral by Goldman

Cowen downgrades AEO to Underperform from Market Perform.

RBC Capital upgrades B&G Foods $BGS to an Outperform rating

Anadarko’s (APC) target is lifted to $104 from $87 at Stifel

Raymond James has upgraded SolarCity’s SCTY shares to Outperform.

BP is reinstated at BofA/Merrill with a Buy rating and an implied $52 price target

Gartner IT has been cut to Market Perform by Wells Fargo

NetApp NTAP has been cut to Underweight by Morgan Stanley

JPMorgan lowered its price target on Lululemon LULU to $58 from $74

JPMorgan has upgraded Stratasys to Overweight, while maintaining his $125 PT

MKM has upgraded JDS Uniphase JDSU to Buy, and lifted its PT to $18 from $15

Goldman Sachs increase its price target for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries TEVA to $52 from $40 and upgrades it to Neutral from Sell.

Ruckus RKUS and Meru MERU have been started at Buy by Mizuho

MakeMyTrip MMYT has been upgraded to Outperform by Oppenheimer

Juniper JNPR has been upgraded to Outperform by Wells Fargo

Canaccord Genuity upgrades STAAR Surgical (STAA) to Buy with a price target of $20

Constellation Brands (STZ) is downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs

Fuel System Solutions (FSYS) is downgraded by Lake Street Capital to a Hold rating from Buy

RingCentral RNG has been started at Outperform by William Blair

CommVault (CVLT) has been upgraded to Buy by Mizuho.

VeriSign VRSN has been cut to Market Perform by Cowen

SAP has been upgraded to Buy by Citi

Ascendiant Capital has started AMD with an Outperform and $5 PT

Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD is upgraded to a Buy rating from Hold by ING Group

Roth Capital raises its price target on high-flying Hydrogenics HYGS to $40 from $14 and keeps its Buy rating

Aixtron AIXG has been cut to Neutral by BNP Paribas

Vipshop VIPS has been cut to Neutral by Goldman

Unisys UIS has been cut to Market Perform by Raymond James

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