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Advanced Micro was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to sell from neutral. $2.50 price target. Market is too enthusiastic about recent gaming design wins, Goldman said.

Amazon.com was initiated with a buy rating at Lazard Capital Markets. $310 price target. Company can expand its margins, Lazard Capital Markets said.

Beam was upgraded to buy from hold at Stifel Nicolaus. $80 price target. Expect a higher possibility of a takeover, Stifel said.

CDI was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Chesapeake Energy was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from overweight. Valuation call, as the company lacks near-term catalysts, J.P. Morgan said.


Crane was downgraded at Ascendiant to hold from buy. Valuation call, as the stock has gained 30% year to date, Ascendiant said.

Computer Sciences was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. $47 price target. Company has fewer margin expansion opportunities, Deutsche said.

3D Systems was downgraded at William Blair to underperform from market perform. Valuation call, as the stock is trading at 45 times expected 2013 earnings, William Blair said.


eBay was initiated with a buy rating at Lazard Capital Markets. $65 price target. Mobile and Paypal can continue to drive growth, Lazard Capital Markets said.

Forum Energy Technologies was initiated with a hold rating at TheStreet Ratings.

Great Plains was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from overweight. Less confident about long-term earnings growth, ahead of the next rate case, J.P. Morgan said.

Iconix was downgraded at Benchmark to hold from buy. Valuation call, based on a $30 price target, Benchmark said.

Lincoln National was downgraded at Credit Suisse to underperform from neutral. Valuation call, based on a $33 price target, Credit Suisse said.

Medtronic was downgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from outperform. Valuation call, based on a $53 price target, Credit Suisse said.

Rosetta Resources was upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform from market perform. Permian acquisition can drive long-term growth, Wells Fargo said.

Sodastream was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. $56 price target. Growth could begin to decelerate, Deutsche said.

Stratasys was downgraded at William Blair to underperform from market perform. Valuation call, as the stock is trading at 49x expected 2013 earnings, William Blair said.


TW Telecom was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal-weight from overweight. Revenue pick-up with take time to materialize, Morgan Stanley said.

UnumProvident was downgraded at Credit Suisse to underperform from neutral. $26 price target. Company has some accounting red flags, Credit Suisse said.

STOCK COMMENTS/EPS CHANGES

Ameriprise price target and estimates were raised at UBS. Earnings estimates were increased given structural leverage should expand the Advice & Wealth Management margin, UBS said. Price target is now $89.

Bristol-Myers price target was boosted at Goldman Sachs. Shares are now seen reaching $48. PD-1 data have exceeded expectations, Goldman said. Buy rating.

Coach estimates, price target were increased at Sterne Agee. Estimates were raised through 2014. Company is taking share and improving the core handbag business, Sterne Agee said. Buy rating and new $65 price target.

Cisco's price target and estimates were increased at UBS to reflect the solid third-quarter report, strong execution and benefits from recent portfolio enhancements, said UBS. Price target is now $26.

Deere estimates, price target were cut at Credit Suisse. Estimates were reduced through 2015. C&F businesses are disappointing, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating and new $102 price target.

Deere price target and estimates reduced at UBS. Earnings estimates were reduced to reflect margin pressure in the Construction & Forestry business, said UBS. Price target is now $96.

Google price target was raised at Topeka Capital. Shares are now seen reaching $999. Management remains at the forefront of industry innovation, Topeka Capital said. Buy rating.

Macy's price target and estimates were increased at UBS. Reflects warm weather sales that were pushed into the second quarter, UBS said. Price target is now $50.

Pandora estimates, price target were raised at Piper Jaffray. Estimates were also increased, given better expected mobile monetization, Piper Jaffray said. Overweight rating.

Sunpower estimates, price target were reduced at Credit Suisse. Company expects higher leasing economics, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.

Urban Outfitters price target and estimates were increased at UBS. Estimates were increased to reflect strong sales led by improvement in Anthropology product, said UBS. Price target is now $46.

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