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Analyst Moves: WWAV, DFS, HOT

February 14, 2014

This morning, BMO Capital upgraded shares of Whitewave Foods (WWAV) to a market perform rating as the company's outlook is improving. In the report, BMO set a $24 price target. Shares of Whitewave Foods were higher on the news, climbing 1.4% so far.

Jefferies upgraded shares of Discover Financial Services (DFS) from hold to buy as net interest margins are increasing. With the upgrade, Jefferies set a $65 price target. Shares of DFS were also higher today, gaining 1.3%.

And UBS upgraded shares of Starwood Hotels (HOT) from neutral to buy as the outlook is improving in China and the North American market remains strong. In the report, UBS noted that the company's balance sheet is flexible should it choose to buy back shares. UBS has an $85 price target on shares of Starwood Hotels. Shares of Starwood were higher by 2.6% on Friday.

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