Author: Sharon Bailey

Sharon Bailey joined Market Realist in late 2014. She focuses on consumer stocks.

Disclosure: I am in full compliance with all ethics and other policies for Market Realist research analysts. I am not invested in securities that I cover on Market Realist.

Credit Suisse upgraded its rating for Lowe’s (LOW) to “outperform” from “neutral.” Credit Suisse is optimistic about the company’s growth prospects.

Nordstrom (JWN) stock was down 2.5% as of 1:11 PM ET today after Goldman Sachs downgraded its rating for the department store chain to “sell” from “neutral.”

Under Armour (UAA) stock surged 7.8% on May 17 after JPMorgan Chase upgraded its rating for the footwear and athletic apparel maker.

Five Below (FIVE) stock fell 2.6% on May 6 after Barclays downgraded its rating from an “overweight” to an “equal weight.”

Currently, most of the analysts covering off-price retailer Ross Stores (ROST) have a “buy” recommendation.

Currently, the majority of the analysts have a “buy” recommendations for Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), and Monster Beverage (MNST) stocks.

The majority of analysts covering TJX Companies (TJX) rate the stock a “buy."

Best Buy (BBY) is currently rated a “hold” by the majority of analysts covering the stock.

Of the 23 analysts covering Nordstrom (JWN) stock on March 21, three (13%) recommended “buy,” 18 (78%) recommended “hold,” and two recommended “sell.”