Analysts' Actions: AMTD COST DIS F IBM

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:

Archer-Daniels Midland ADM upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

TD Ameritrade AMTD was downgraded to Market Perform at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. $20 price target. Company has limited earnings upside potential, KBW said.

Alpha Natural ANR was upgraded at Dahlman Rose from hold to buy. $12 price target. Company is leveraged to rising spot prices, Dahlman Rose said.

BancorpSouth BXS upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.  

Costco COST was upgraded at Bernstein from underperform to market perform. $102 price target. Company is seeing healthy sales growth and stable margins, Bernstein said.

Walt Disney DIS was upgraded at B. Riley Caris from neutral to buy. $63 price target. Company should see higher theme park margins, higher rates at ESPN and a strong film slate, B. Riley Caris said.

Energen EGN was downgraded at Keybanc from buy to hold. Natural gas prices will likely remain depressed, Keybanc said.

Ford Motor F was downgraded at Deutsche Bank from buy to hold. Valuation call, based on a $15 price target, Deutsche said.

Fidelity National Information Services FIS was initiated with a buy rating at UBS. $42 price target. Shareholder-friendly capital allocator with strong global footprint, UBS said.

Fiserv FISV was initiated with a neutral rating at UBS. $82 price target. Emerging growth focus, but shares fully valued, UBS said.

Group 1 Automotive GPI was upgraded at Keybanc from hold to buy. $77 price target. Company is leveraged to higher domestic auto demand, Keybanc said.

Hartford Financial HIG was downgraded at FBR Capital Markets from outperform to market perform. Valuation call, based on a $25 price target.

IBM IBM was upgraded at Societe Generale from sell to hold. $201 price target. Company boosted its guidance, Societe Generale said.

Incyte INCY was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to underweight from equal-weight. $14 price target. MF survey shades upside opportunity, Morgan Stanley said.

Las Vegas Sands LVS was upgraded at Compass Point from sell to neutral. $44 price target. Macro environment has stabilized and growth should reaccelerate in Macau, Compass Point said.

Middleby MIDD was upgraded at Robert Baird from neutral to outperform. $154 price target. Checks show higher expected capital spending in the restaurant business, Baird said.

NetSuite N was upgraded at Lazard Capital Markets to buy from neutral. $85 price target. Increased sales capacity should support continued beat and raise scenarios, Lazard Capital Markets said.

Penske PAG was upgraded at Keybanc from hold to buy. $36 price target. Domestic auto demand appears to be increasing, Keybanc said.

Synovus SNV was downgraded at Bernstein Research from outperform to market perform. Valuation call, based on a $3 price target, Bernstein said.

Verizon VZ was upgraded at Canaccord Genuity to buy. $50 price target. Company can expand its wireless margins, Canaccord Genuity said.

Walter Energy WLT was upgraded at Dahlman Rose from hold to buy. $48 price target. Company is leveraged to better industry pricing, Dahlman Rose said.

Exco Resources XCO was downgraded at Keybanc from buy to hold. Natural gas prices will likely remain low, Keybanc said.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Apple AAPL estimates, target reduced at FBR. Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $675, according to FBR Capital Markets. Estimates also cut, as the company may continue to face margin pressure. Outperform rating.

Canadian National Railway CNI numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of CNI now seen reaching $84, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on improved cost management. Underperform rating.

Cree CREE estimates, target raised at Lazard. Shares of CREE now seen reaching $47, according to Lazard Capital Markets. Estimates also increased, given higher lighting demand. Buy rating.

Cree target raised at Oppenheimer to $42, Oppenheimer said. Another positive quarter in a tough environment. Outperform rating.

General Electric GE numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of GE now seen reaching $25, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on backlog support for 2013. Outperform rating.

Google GOOG target raised at Jefferies to $875, Jefferies said. Best positioned for opportunities in mobile. Buy rating.

Google estimates, target lowered at BMO. Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $790, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also cut, given the secular decline in online ad pricing. Outperform rating.

Google numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $765, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on quarterly tax beat. Perform rating.

International Game IGT numbers boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of IGT now seen reaching $16, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given higher realized product sales. Neutral rating.

Intuitive Surgical ISRG numbers raised at Lazard. Shares of ISRG now seen reaching $625, according to Lazard Capital Markets. Estimates also increased, as the company is seeing higher growth across the board. Buy rating.

Norfolk Southern NSC target raised at Jefferies to $74, Jefferies said. Solid earnings performance. Hold rating.

Texas Instruments TXN target raised at Jefferies to $40. Free cash flow 54% higher than net income. Buy rating.

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