Analysts' Actions: ANF MOS COG FCFS WLT

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Abercrombie & Fitch ANF upgraded at Sterne Agee from Neutral to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $54 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company appears to be at an inflection point.

Abercrombie & Fitch upgraded at Credit Suisse from Underperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $46 price target. Company is executing well in a choppy environment.

Astoria Financial AF downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Big 5 Sporting Goods BGFV upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Cabot Oil & Gas COG downgraded at SocGen from Buy to Hold, Societe Generale said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 55% since late April. $53 price target.

First Cash Financial FCFS upgraded at Sterne Agee from Neutral to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $50 price target. Estimates also boosted, given expected growth in the pawn business.

Walter Energy WLT downgraded at BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $31 price target. Expect lower met coal prices.

Westport WPRT rated new Buy at Deutsche. WPRT was initiated with a Buy rating, Deutsche Bank said. $38 price target. Natural gas vehicles should reach an inflection point in 2013.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Abercrombie & Fitch ANF numbers raised at UBS. Shares of ANF now seen reaching $42, UBS said. Estimates also increased on marked improvement in inventory. Neutral rating.

Delphi Automotive DLPH rated new Neutral at UBS. $35 price target. Robust portfolio, but lacks catalysts.

Eaton Vance EV numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of EV now seen reaching $28, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on flow momentum into year end. Hold rating.

Mosaic MOS numbers cut at UBSNOV 15, 2012 | 8:06 AM ESTShares of MOS now seen reaching $65, UBS said. Estimates also trimmed as international demand slows. Buy rating.

PetSmart PETM estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares of PETM now seen reaching $79, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, as the company has a lot of operating momentum. Overweight rating.

Tronox TROX numbers cut at UBS. Shares of TROX now seen reaching $24, UBS said. Estimates also lowered as addition headwinds gather in 3Q. Buy rating.

Texas Instruments TXN numbers raised at UBS. Shares of TXN now seen reaching $30, UBS said. Estimates also increased on OMAP restructuring. Neutral rating.

Texas Instruments numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of TXN now seen reaching $35, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on lower cost structure. Buy rating.

Vivus VVUS estimates, target reduced at Lazard. Shares of VVUS now seen reaching $27, according to Lazard. Estimates also cut, given a sluggish expected launch for Qysmia. Buy rating.

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