Financial rating changes: AINV, BBT, MAC, OZM, OAK, VRTS, SC, VNO, GHL

|By:, SA News Editor

Apollo Investment (AINV +1.5%) is upgraded to Overweight at Barclays with a $9.00 PT.

Credit Suisse upgrades BB&T (BBT +0.1%) to Outperform with $46.5 PT.

Macerich (MAC -0.1%) is upgraded to Buy by Global Hunter Securities.

KBW buys the dip in Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (OZM +1.7%), upgrading to Outperform.

ISI upgrades Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) to a Neutral rating with $98.00 PT.

Raymond James upgrades Virtus Investment Partners (VRTS +0.2%) to Outperform with $220.00 PT.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings (SC +0.9%) gets a boost from Bank of America to Buy with $28.00 PT.

Rafferty Capital upgrades Greenhill (GHL +3.9%) to Buy with $60.00 PT.

Oaktree Capital Group (OAK -0.5%) is downgraded to Market Perform by both KBW and Morgan Stanley.