NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGSAkamai AKAM was upgraded at Canaccord Genuity to buy. $45 price target. Newer video applications should drive near-term growth, Canaccord said. Allegheny Technologies ATI was downgraded at JP Morgan from overweight to neutral. $29 price target. Estimates also cut, given the oversupply in the stainless steel market, JP Morgan said. Cubist Pharmaceuticals CBST was initiated with a sell rating at Cantor Fitzgerald. $37 price target. Cubicin growth will likely slow in 2013, Cantor said. Cullen/Frost CFR was upgraded at Sterne Agee from underperform to neutral. Valuation call, based on a $54 price target, Sterne Agee said.Ciena CIEN was upgraded at FBR Capital Markets from market perform to outperform. Company can gain market share in the coming quarters, FBR Capital Markets said. Crocs CROX was downgraded at Sterne Agee from buy to neutral. Estimates were also cut, given the company's new guidance, Sterne Agee said. F5 Networks FFIV was downgraded at Wunderlich from buy to hold. $100 price target. Company posted lower earnings and is leveraged to slower macro growth, Wunderlich said.LSI LSI was downgraded at Wedbush from outperform to neutral. $7 price target. Company is seeing lower flash demand, Wedbush said. NY Community Bancorp NYB was downgraded at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from outperform to market perform. $13.50 price target. Net interest margin is declining and the company lacks near-term visibility, KBW said.
Prosperity Bancshares PB was upgraded at KBW from market perform to outperform. $48 price target. American State deal will add to earnings, KBW said. Wyndham WYN was downgraded at Deutsche Bank from buy to hold. Valuation call, based on a $57 price target, Deutsche Bank said. Zynga ZNGA was upgraded at Needham from hold to buy. Valuation call, based on a $4 price target, Needham said. Company has a solid cash cushion, Needham added.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESBest Buy BBY numbers were cut at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $18. Estimates were also lowered following preannouncement, UBS said. Neutral rating. Cheesecake Factory CAKE numbers were reduced at Lazard. Shares are now seen reaching $39. Estimates were also cut, given lower expected store growth, Lazard said. Buy rating. Donaldson DCI estimates, price target were reduced at BMO Capital. Company lowered its guidance. Market Perform rating and new $36 price target, BMO said. Brinker International EAT estimates were trimmed at UBS through 2014. Softening industry trends, UBS said. Buy rating and $38 price target. EMC EMC estimates, target cut at Lazard. Shares are now seen reaching $29. Estimates were also reduced, as the company is realizing slower sales growth, Lazard said. Buy rating. F5 Networks numbers were lowered at Lazard. Shares are now seen reaching $110. Estimates were also cut, as the company is leveraged to slower macro growth, Lazard said. Buy rating. InterActiveCorp IACI estimates, price target were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $66. Estimates were also increased, factoring in the About.com purchase. Outperform rating. Lumber Liquidators LL numbers increased at Goldman Sachs. Estimates were raised through 2014. Company has strong operating momentum, Goldman said. Neutral rating and new $53 price target. Motorola Solutions MSI numbers were boosted at BMO Capital. Estimates were also increased, given stronger government spending, BMO said. Market Perform rating. Panera Bread PNRA numbers were raised at Lazard. Shares are now seen reaching $188. Estimates were also increased, as marketing is driving same-store sales growth, Lazard said. Buy rating. Whole Foods Market WFM numbers were raised at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $111. Estimates were also increased as proprietary basket of natural products suggests a strong fourth quarter, UBS said. Buy rating. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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