Analysts' Actions: AEO HOV SD TGT X
Aegion(AEGN) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings.
American Eagle Outfitters(AEO) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with a $22 price target. Valuation is fair.
Ascena Retail Group(ASNA) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup with a $20 price target. Long-term value, but near-term comp headwinds.
CR Bard(BCR) was upgraded at JP Morgan to Overweight from Neutral. Anticipate favorable resolution of Gore patent litigation.
Cryolife(CRY) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Brown-Forman(BFB) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to Underweight. Organic sales growth is slowing. $61 price target.
Emergent BioSolutions(EBS) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Flir Systems(FLIR) was upgraded at Needham from Hold to Buy. Valuation call, based on a $27 price target.
Starwood(HOT) was downgraded from Buy to Neutral at Suntrust Robinson Humphrey. Valuation call, based on a $65 price target.
Hovnanian(HOV) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with a $7.50 price target. Recent rally leaves shares fully valued.
Idacorp(IDA) was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform at Wells Fargo said. Valuation call.
Alliant Energy(LNT) was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform at Wells Fargo said. Valuation call.
Lam Research(LRCX) was initiated with a Buy rating at DA Davidson with a $56 price target. Company can gain market share and generate solid earnings growth in the coming years.
Marriott(MAR) was upgraded from Neutral to Buy at Suntrust Robinson Humphrey. Valuation call, based on a $45 price target.
Pepco(POM) was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform at Wells Fargo. Company should see a better regulatory environment.
Parexel(PRXL) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup with a $36 price target. Improving core operational metrics.
Remy International(REMY) was initiated with a Sell at TheStreet Ratings.
Ross Stores (ROST) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup with a $60 price target. Stellar company, but fair valuation.