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Barrick Gold was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from overweight. Uncertainty persists around the Pascua Lama project, J.P. Morgan said.

Arch Coal was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral from buy. $6 price target. Company is leveraged to lower met coal demand, Citi said.

Alpha Natural was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral from buy. $9 price target. Estimates also cut, given a lower coal outlook, Citi said.

Ball was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a $49 price target, BofA/Merrill said.

Chipotle Mexican Grill was upgraded at Wedbush to outperform from neutral. $400 price target. Company can exceed near-term expectations, Wedbush said.


Chipotle was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. $390 price target. Estimates also boosted as profit growth should accelerate, UBS said.

Freeport-McMoran was downgraded at Citigroup to sell. $25 price target. Company will be hurt by lower copper prices, Citi said.

Google was initiated with a buy rating at Topeka. $950 price target. Underappreciated next leg of long-term growth -- voice search, Topeka said.

WR Grace was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. $91 price target. Portfolio is strong, and the company can continue to generate free cash flow, Credit Suisse said.


Kansas City Southern was downgraded to neutral from buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $113 price target. Valuation call, BofA/Merrill said.

Opentable was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from overweight. Company is seeing better conversions and improved trends in the U.K., J.P. Morgan said.

Patterson Dental was upgraded at ISI Group to cautious from sell. Valuation call, based on a $35 price target, ISI said.

Restoration Hardware was initiated with an outperform rating at Wells Fargo. New strategy can unlock value, and the stock can move up toward $40 to $42, Wells Fargo.

Sherwin-Williams was upgraded at Nomura to buy. $200 price target. Company has earnings power of $15 a share, Nomura said.

Sherwin-Williams was upgraded at Morgan Stanley to overweight. $194 price target. Survey suggests that the company can continue to gain market share, Morgan Stanley said.

Saks was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from overweight. Valuation call, based on a $12 price target, J.P. Morgan said.

Silgan was downgraded to neutral from buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Valuation call, based on a $49 price target, BofA/Merrill said.

Varian Medical was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to underweight. $65 price target. Growth headwinds are accelerating, Morgan Stanley said.

Yahoo! was initiated with a buy rating at Topeka. $30 price target. Meaningful upside based on stake in Alibaba Group, Topeka said.

STOCK COMMENTS/EPS CHANGES

Alcoa estimates, price target cut at Citigroup. Shares are now seen reaching $9. Estimates also reduced, given lower expected aluminum prices, Citi said.

Black Hills numbers were upped at BMO Capital. Estimates were boosted through 2015. Company is paying lower interest costs, BMO Capital said. Market Perform rating and new $47 price target.

Blackstone estimates, price target were increased at Jefferies. Estimates were raised through 2014. Activity levels are up, Jefferies said. Buy rating and new $23 price target.

eBay estimates, price target were raised at Pacific Crest. Shares are now seen reaching $65. Estimates were also increased, as growth should accelerate in the coming quarters, Pacific Crest said. Outperform rating.

Gilead estimates, price target were upped at Leerink Swann. Estimates were boosted through 2014. Pipeline is performing well and can continue to drive growth, Leerink Swann said. Outperform rating.

General Motors price target was raised at Citigroup to $38. OnStar business could be worth $5 to $7 billion, Citi said. Buy rating.

Starbucks price target was boosted at UBS to $66. Recent consumer panel suggests higher growth potential, UBS said. Buy rating.

Sandisk estimates, price target were boosted at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $70. Estimates were also upped, as the company can expand its margins, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Tiffany & Co. numbers were raised at Citigroup. Shares are now seen reaching $84. Estimates also were increased on new products and potential for watches longer term, Citi said.

Wells Fargo numbers were raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares are now seen reaching $41. Estimates were also increased, as the company is seeing lower NCO's, Morgan Stanley said. Equal-weight rating.

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