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Analysts' Actions: ATHL BLKB FMC MON XEC

TheStreet Staff

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Athlon was initiated with a neutral rating at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on a $33 price target, Goldman said.

Athlon Energy was initiated with a neutral rating and $31 price target at UBS. Valuation already reflects the bulk of the derisked Wolfcamp potential, UBS said.

Blackbaud was upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to buy from hold. $51 price target. Company can post accelerating sales growth and expand margins, Stifel Nicolaus said.

Boston Scientific was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

FMC Corp. was initiated with an overweight rating at Piper Jaffray. $78 price target. Company has exposure to a strong agriculture market in Latin America, Piper Jaffray said.

Monsanto was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. Recent overcorrection is overdone given stabilizing corn prices, UBS said.

Minerals Technologies was initiated with a hold rating at Keybanc. Valuation call.

Vanguard Health was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Cimarex was upgraded at FBR Capital Markets to outperform from market perform. $120 price target. Expect increased efficiency of capital deployment, FBR said.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Avago Technologies estimates were raised at UBS to include CyOptics financials, said UBS. Price target is $42.

Comcast was added to the US 1 List at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Company is executing well and has industry-leading scale, BofA/Merrill said. $60 price target.

Total System Services price target was raised at Citigroup to $33 from $31. Steady stream of catalysts, said Citigroup.

Williams-Sonoma numbers were raised at UBS. Earnings estimates were increased as consumers are spending more on home goods, said UBS. Price target boosted to $61.

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