Equity Brief: Ratings Changes for December 13th: AXS, AYR, BBEP, BEAV, BGS, BKD, BNNY, BPFH

Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:09am EST

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A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network (http://bit.ly/equitybriefdaily) and Equity Brief:

Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on shares of Axis Capital (AXS). They issued a buy rating on the stock and set a $43.00 price target.

Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Aircastle Limited (AYR). They issued a buy rating on the stock and set a $17.00 price target.

Credit Suisse upgraded shares of Breitburn Energy (BBEP) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. Credit Suisse now has a $19.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $18.00.

JPMorgan Chase initiated coverage on shares of BE Aerospace, Inc. (BEAV). They issued an overweight rating on the stock and set a $57.00 price target.

RBC Capital upgraded shares of B&G Foods, Inc. (BGS) from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating. RBC Capital now has a $32.00 price target on the stock.

Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (BKD). They issued a neutral rating on the stock and set a $25.00 price target.

Janney Montgomery Scott reiterated its sell rating on shares of Annies Inc (BNNY). They have a $25.00 price target on the stock.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings Incorporated (BPFH) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating. Their analysts now have a $10.00 price target on the stock.

Citigroup initiated coverage on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD). They issued a neutral rating on the stock and set a $75.00 price target.

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