Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) was raised to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: AINV) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays.
BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James, a nice gesture for Cinco de Mayo!
FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE) was started as Hold with a $45 price target by Deutsche Bank.
Harsco Corp. (NYSE: HSC) is overlooked and underappreciated and could rise 20%, according to Barron’s over the weekend.
Informatica Inc. (NASDAQ: INFA) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) was raised to Overweight from Neutral at J.P. Morgan.
PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $50 price target at Janney Capital Markets.
Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was raised to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.
SINA Corp. (NASDAQ: SINA) was downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Virtus Investment Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTS) was raised to Outperform with a $220 price target at Raymond James.
Watts Water Technologies Inc. (NYSE: WTS) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a price target of $68 at Sterne Agee.
Redwood Trust Inc. (NYSE: RWT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral by UBS.
Swift Energy Co. (NYSE: SFY) was downgraded to Hold from Buy with a $12.50 price target at Canaccord Genuity.
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) was raised to Buy and the price target was raised to $91 from $78 at Topeka Capital Markets.