Notable Analyst Rating Changes 10/22: (AOL) (CHK) (TXN) Upgraded; (CDE) (KO) (CNSL) Downgraded

October 22, 2014 10:38 AM EDT

UPGRADES
Evercore Partners moves AOL, Inc. (NYSE: AOL) from Hold to Buy with a price target of $48. Click Here for more color.

UBS boosts Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) from Neutral to Buy.

Bernstein lifts Texas Instruments (Nasdaq: TXN) from Market Perform to Outperform and moves its price target from $47 up to $54.

Macquarie upgrades Steel Dynamics (Nasdaq: STLD) from Neutral to Outperform with a price target of $27.

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DOWNGRADES
BMO Capital downgrades Coeur d'Alene Mines (NYSE: CDE) from Market Perform to Underperform with a price target of $4.

Societe Generale chops Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) from Hold to Sell with a price target of $37.50.

Drexel Hamilton cuts Consolidated Communications (Nasdaq: CNSL) from Buy to Hold.

LPL Investment (Nasdaq: LPLA) downgraded by two today:

  • William Blair from Outperform to Market Perform; and

  • Nomura Securities from Buy to Neutral while moving its price target from $55 to $45. Click Here for more color.
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NEW COVERAGE
Oppenheimer starts The ExOne Company (Nasdaq: XONE) with an Outperform rating and $35 price target.

Brean Capital assumes Groupon, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN) at Buy rating with a price target of $8.

Barclays resumes Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES) with an Equalweight rating and price target of $104.

Ladenburg Thalmann begins LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) with a Buy rating.

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