Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $525 fair value target (versus a $435.87 close) by Janney Capital Markets.
Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
Diageo PLC (NYSE: DEO) was raised to Outperform from Neutral by BNP Paribas.
Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) was downgraded to Underperform from Hold by Jefferies.
Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) was raised to Neutral from Sell by Goldman Sachs.
L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LTD) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies.
Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform by Wells Fargo, but its fair value target range was raised to $14 to $17 from $11 to $14.
Pharmacyclics Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYC) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $170 price target (versus a $123.14 close) at Goldman Sachs.
Philips N.V. (NYSE: PHG) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Safeway Co. (NYSE: SWY) was raised to Overweight from Neutral by J.P. Morgan.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) was started as Outperform with a $43 price target (versus a $33.04 close) at Credit Suisse.
Spirit Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ: SAVE) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.
Western Gas Equity Partners L.P. (NYSE: WGP) was started as Outperform with a $43 price target (versus a $36.02 close) at Credit Suisse.
Cowen & Co. is calling for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude to drop to potentially $90 per barrel by the end of the year. The basis is large discounts in North Dakota and Western Canada against WTI, while an imbalance in Cushing is keeping prices higher than where the firm thinks they should be.