NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:
Apollo Group APOL downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal-weight from overweight, Morgan Stanley said. Tempered outlook for growth.
ASM International NV ADR ASMI upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Bank of America BAC downgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from outperform, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $12 price target.
B&G Foods BGS upgraded at Piper from neutral to overweight. $34 price target. Company has room on its balance sheet to make accretive acquisitions.
Bemis BMS upgraded at JP Morgan from neutral to overweight, JP Morgan said. Company has multiple potential growth drivers.
ChinaEdu CEDU downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Crown CCK downgraded at JP Morgan from overweight to neutral, JP Morgan said. Estimates also cut, given the company's exposure to Europe.
Comerica CMA downgraded at Oppenheimer to perform from outperform. Valuation call.
CME CME rated new neutral at Compass Point. Valuation call, based on a $55 price target.
Computer Sciences CSC upgraded at Goldman from sell to neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $40 price target. Company is expanding its margins.
Cognizant CTSH upgraded at Goldman from sell to neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $72 price target. Company can deliver mid-teens organic growth this year.
Citrix CTXS upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold, Jefferies said. $80 price target. Potential for desktop growth. Buy rating.
Covanta CVA downgraded at Baird from outperform to neutral, Robert Baird said. Valuation call, based on a $20 price target.
Commvault CVLT downgraded at Goldman from buy to neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, based on a $70 price target.
Diebold DBD downgraded at Goldman from neutral to sell, Goldman Sachs said. $27 price target. Company will likely see weaker ATM demand.
Dish Network DISH upgraded at Wunderlich from hold to buy, Wunderlich said. $42 price target. Wireless business should create a new growth avenue.
FirstMerit Corp FMER upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform, Oppenheimer said. $18 price target. Low valuation and solid growth outlook.
Global Payments GPN upgraded at JP Morgan to overweight from neutral, JP Morgan said. Solid F2Q builds case for more EPS upside to come.
Healthcare Services HCSG upgraded at Benchmark from Hold to Buy, Benchmark said. $27 price target. Company is growing faster and deserves a higher multiple.
Intercontinental Exchange ICE rated new buy at Compass Point. $150 price target. Stock is attractively valued and the company can continue to deliver solid growth.
KeyCorp KEY upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform, Oppenheimer said. $11 price target. Low valuation and solid growth outlook.
Level 3 Communications LVLT downgraded at D.A. Davidson to neutral from buy, D.A. Davidson said. $25 price target. Wholesale still hypercompetitive.
Mastercard MA upgraded at Goldman from neutral to buy, Goldman Sachs said. $575 price target. Company is leveraged to strong credit and international volume.
Mattel MAT upgraded at MKM to buy from neutral, MKM Partners said. $41 price target. Solid 2013 outlook and capital returns should accelerate.
Mercury General MCY upgraded at Stifel from sell to hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. New regulations in California should boost claims.
MetLife MET rated new hold at Deutsche. $38 price target. Industry will struggle in a period of low interest rates and higher unemployment.
Nasdaq OMX NDAQ rated new neutral at Compass Point. $28 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 17% over the past six months.
PG&E PCG upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold, Jefferies said. $45 price target. Will trade in line once San Bruno proceedings are resolved. Buy rating.
Qualcomm QCOM rated new buy at Topeka. $75 price target. Current momentum should continue in the near term.
Ross Stores ROST upgraded at Deutsche from hold to buy, Deutsche Bank said. $66 price target. Company can continue to deliver solid growth in an uncertain environment.
Sapient SAPE upgraded at Goldman from sell to neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $11 price target. Sales have stabilized in the core business.
Synovus Financial SNV upgraded at KBW from market perform to outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $3.25 price target. DTA recapture and TARP repayment are potential near-term catalysts.
Sonoco SON downgraded at JP Morgan from neutral to underweight, JP Morgan said. Estimates also cut, as the company could see lower sales in plastics and the emerging markets.
Sysco Corp. SYY downgraded at Morgan Stanley to Underweight from Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. $27 price target. Margin pressure from a return of food inflation.
Walter Energy WLT downgraded at Deutsche from buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $42 price target.
Western Union WU downgraded at Goldman from neutral to sell, Goldman Sachs said. $12 price target. Pricing concerns could weigh on margins.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
Abercrombie & Fitch ANF numbers boosted at Sterne Agee. Shares of ANF now seen reaching $62, according to Sterne Agee. Estimates also upped, following recent channel checks. Buy rating.
BlackRock BLK target raised at Jefferies. Shares of BLK now seen reaching $215, Jefferies said. Organic growth stands out. Hold rating.
Cypress Semiconductor CY numbers cut at Sterne Agee. CY estimates were reduced through 2013, Sterne Agee said. Company is leveraged to slower macro growth. Buy rating and new $14 price target.
EMC Corporation EMC numbers cut at UBS. Shares of EMC now seen reaching $28.50, UBS said. Estimates also lowered as big data overhyped short term, but real long term. Buy rating.
Hubbell HUBB target raised at Oppenheimer to $98. Longer term recovery in nonresidential and residential markets. Outperform rating.
Monsanto MON estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares of MON now seen reaching $115, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher deferred revenue. Overweight rating.
Monsanto numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of MON now seen reaching $110, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on tailwind from Roundup Ready. Hold rating.
Qlik Technologies QLIK target raised at Jefferies to $21, Jefferies said. Survey suggests in line quarter. Hold rating.
Visa V added to Conviction Buy List at Goldman. Company should see higher new transactions. Price target also lifted to $188.
Weyerhaeuser WY numbers raised at Citigroup to $36. Estimates also increased as previously too bearish on pulp and not bullish enough on lumber. Buy rating.
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