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ABM Industries ABM was upgraded at Keybanc from hold to buy. $25 price target. Expectations appear to have bottomed heading into 2013, Keybanc said.

Aerosonic Corp. AIM was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Crane CR was initiated with a hold rating at Topeka Capital. $44 price target. Company has limited near-term visibility, Topeka said.

Deckers Outdoor DECK was initiated with a buy rating at Janney Montgomery. $50 price target. Stock is already pricing in potential near-term weakness, ahead of an eventual turnaround, Janney Montgomery said.

IDEX IEX was downgraded at Brean Murray from buy to hold. Valuation call, based on a $45 price target, Brean Murray said.

Knight Transportation KNX was downgraded from buy to neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $16 price target. Estimates were also cut, following a bearish proprietary industry survey, BofA/Merrill said.

LRR Energy LRE was initiated with a hold rating at TheStreet Ratings.

Nike NKE was initiated with a neutral rating at JP Morgan. Valuation call, based on a $100 price target, JP Morgan said.

OpenTable OPEN was initiated with an overweight rating at JP Morgan. $53 price target. Company is a market leader with significant yield potential, JP Morgan said.

Prosperity Bancshares PB was upgraded at Robert Baird from neutral to outperform. $50 price target. Company is using its stock as currency to make acquisitions, Robert Baird said.

Stifel Financial SF was downgraded at Wells Fargo from market perform to underperform. Estimates were also cut, as the KBW purchase adds challenges to the company's growth thesis, Wells said.

Towers Watson TW was upgraded at Robert Baird to outperform. $66 price target. Stock has lagged by 23% over the past year, and valuation is at decade lows, Robert Baird said.

Under Armour UA was initiated with an underweight rating at JP Morgan. $45 price target. Company faces a difficult growth hurdle, JP Morgan said.

Volcano VOLC was downgraded at Credit Suisse from outperform to neutral. $32 price target. Estimates were also cut, as the company sold new debt and may make new acquisitions, Credit Suisse said.

Yelp YELP was initiated with a neutral rating at JP Morgan. Valuation call, based on a $19 price target, JP Morgan said.

Yelp was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. $25 price target. New local business can drive near-term growth, Credit Suisse said.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

AGCO AGCO price target was raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $55. Guidance was ahead of Street estimates, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

DuPont DD price target was lowered at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $48. More cautious outlook and a shift in pension accounting, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

Discover Financial Services DFS numbers were raised at Citigroup. Shares are now seen reaching $44. Estimates were also increased on loan growth on share gain and more capital return. Neutral rating.

Dollar General DG numbers were reduced at BMO Capital. Shares are now seen reaching $60. Estimates were also cut, given the company's new guidance, BMO said. Outperform rating.

FMC FMC estimates, price target were increased at Keybanc. Estimates were raised through 2013. Company can deliver consistent growth over the next few years, Keybanc said. Buy rating and new $71 price target.

JC Penney JCP estimates were lowered at Citigroup through 2012. More cautious outlook and increased promotional activity, Citi said. Buy rating and $25 price target.

Nordstrom JWN estimates were lowered at Citigroup through 2012. More cautious outlook and increased promotional activity, Citi said. $57 price target and neutral rating.

Liberty Ventures LVNTA numbers were boosted at Lazard. Shares are now seen reaching $76. Estimates were also increased, as the TripAdvisor purchase should add to earnings. Buy rating.

Macy's M numbers were lowered at Citigroup. Shares are now seen reaching $39. Estimates were also lowered on more cautious outlook and increased promotional activity, Citi said. Neutral rating.

Nike estimates increased at Sterne Agee through 2014. Company is seeing favorable currency trends, Sterne Agee said. Neutral rating.

Ryder R estimates, price target were increased at Keybanc. Estimates were lifted through 2013. Rental and lease-writing demand appears better, Keybanc said. Buy rating and new $56 price target.

Starbucks SBUX estimates, price target were raised at Williams Capital. Shares are now seen reaching $55. Estimates were also increased, as the company is seeing higher sales and cutting costs, Williams said. Perform rating.

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