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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

American Campus Comm was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. Increasing expenses and dispositions to fund existing development pipeline can dilute earnings, UBS said. $37 price target.

AOL was initiated with a buy rating at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $47 price target. Company has an attractive 7% free cashflow yield, BofA/Merrill said.

AvalonBay was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

BBCN Bancorp was upgraded at BMO Capital to outperform. $17 price target. Valuation call, as the company can deliver above-average earnings growth, BMO Capital said.

CR Bard was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from sell. Negative catalysts have been realized, Goldman Sachs said. $132 price target.

CR Bard was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight from neutral. $140 price target. Organic growth profile is improving, Piper Jaffray said.

Broadcom was downgraded at Wedbush to neutral from outperform. $27 price target. Company will be hurt by a choppier mobile market, Wedbush said.

Coach was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to neutral. Turnaround will take more time than expected, BofA/Merrill said. $54 price target.

Crocs was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

DuPont was upgraded at J.P. Morgan to overweight from neutral. $67 price target. Leveraged to an acceleration in global economic growth, J.P. Morgan said.

EOG Resources was downgraded at FBR Capital Markets to market perform from outperform. Valuation call, as the sector has made a big run year to date, FBR Capital Markets said.

Exelon was downgraded at Jefferies to underperform from hold. Valuation call, with $24.50 price target, Jefferies said.

Eaton Vance was upgraded at Credit Suisse to outperform from underperform. $46 price target. Company is delivering solid organic growth in a difficult environment, Credit Suisse said.

Finish Line was upgraded at Canaccord Genuity to buy from hold. $28 price target. Running trends are improving, Canaccord Genuity said.

Fossil was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight from neutral. $147 price target. Estimates were also increased, as margins appear to be at an inflection point, Piper Jaffray said.

Medtronic was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. $66 price target. Company has several potential product catalysts, Deutsche Bank said.

Matador Resources was downgraded at Canaccord Genuity to hold from buy. $21 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts, Canaccord Genuity said.

Matador Resources was downgraded at Canaccord Genuity to hold from buy. $21 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts, Canaccord Genuity said.

Panera Bread was downgraded at Keybanc to hold from buy. Have less confidence in 2014 SRS, Keybanc said.

United Natural Foods was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. Valuation call, as the market now reflects the company's growth prospects and margin expansion story, UBS said. $73 price target and earnings lifted across the board.

Waters was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to neutral from buy. $105 price target. 2014 could be another rebuilding year for the company, BofA/Merrill said.

Weight Watchers was downgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from outperform. $44 price target. Estimates also cut, as the turnaround process will likely take multiple years, Credit Suisse said.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Altera estimates, price target were lowered at Jefferies. Company missed third-quarter revenue and lowered fourth-quarter guidance, Jefferies said. $34 price target and hold rating.

Broadcom estimates, price target were lowered at UBS. The company reduced its numbers across the board. Valuation call, based on lower cellular sales and higher operating expenses, UBS said. $27 price target and neutral rating.

BancorpSouth estimates, price target were increased at Jefferies. Expense saves deliver, Jefferies said. $20 price target and hold rating.

Coach estimates, price target were lowered at UBS. Coach decreased its numbers across the board, UBS said. Headwinds weigh on sales and margins, with longer-than-expected turnaround path. $52 price target and neutral rating.

EMC estimates, price target were cut at Lazard Capital Markets. Shares are now seen reaching $30. Estimates were also reduced, given macro softness and lower federal spending, Lazard Capital Markets said. Buy rating.

Freeport-McMoRan numbers were increased at J.P. Morgan. Shares are now seen reaching $41. Estimates were also increased on strong oil & gas performance, J.P. Morgan said. Overweight rating.

Freeport-McMoran numbers were increased at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $42. Estimates were also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins and keeping a tight lid on costs, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating.

Kimberly-Clark numbers were increased at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $94. Estimates were also increased, as the company is seeing strong growth across the board, Credit Suisse also said. Underperform rating.

McGraw Hill Financial lifted its numbers at UBS. Healthy tailwinds should support ratings business, with strong growth in the index/Platt business, UBS said. $80 price target and buy rating.

Noble Energy was added to the Top Picks list at FBR Capital Markets. Company is improving capital efficiency, FBR Capital Markets said.

Nu Skin numbers were increased at DA Davidson. Company is seeing continued sales momentum, DA Davidson said. Buy rating and new $150 price target.

Pentair estimates, price target were increased at Credit Suisse. Company is realizing higher margins, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating and new $64 price target.

Whole Food Markets estimates were increased at UBS. Shares reached $71. Valuation call, with earnings bumped due to strong industry growth, UBS said. Buy rating.

Whiting Petroleum numbers, price target were increased at Jefferies. WLL increased its estimates into 2014, according to Jefferies. New resource base emerging as recurring fuel and reserve stream, Jefferies said. $78 price target and buy rating.

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