Analyst action: Delek, Brookdale, Genesco

Cowen & Co. analyst Sam Margolin has turned more bullish on Delek US Holdings, hiking his rating to 'outperform' from 'market perform' and lifting his price target to $43 from $32. Among his reasons for optimism are better numbers from Delek's Arkansas and Texas refineries as well as greater contributions from its Delek Logistics affiliate and a stronger cash position. Delek shares (Ticker: DK) are up 3 percent to about $33.60 today and have climbed 17 percent in the past five sessions.

At Stifel Nicolaus, analyst Dan Bernstein has reiterated his buy on shares of Brookdale Senior Living and hiked his price target to $40 from $38. Brookdale shares (Ticker: BKD) are changing hands around $33.35.

Edward Plank at Jefferies & Co. has begun covering shares of shoe and hat retailer Genesco with a 'hold' rating and little expectation that the company's shares (Ticker: GCO) will go anywhere in the next couple of quarters. Plank's price target for Nashville-based Genesco is $82, barely a buck above where the shares have traded over the past few days.