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Allegheny Energy (AYE) downgraded at Citigroup from Buy to Hold. $23 price target. Estimates also cut, to reflect new details about the merchant supply business.Dime Communications (DCOM - Get Report) upgraded at Barclays to Overweight from Equal Weight. Price target increased to $15 from $12. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates raised to $0.93 and $1.15, respectively. Education Management (EDMC) initiated at BofA/Merrill with a Buy rating and $26 price target. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at $1.10 and $1.33, respectively. Education Management (EDMC) initiated at Barclays with an Overweight rating and $27 price target. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at $1.12 and $1.43, respectively. Fluor (FLR) upgraded at Citigroup from Sell to Hold. Company had a mixed quarter, but risks are already being priced into the stock. $50 price target. FPL Group (FPL) upgraded at Citigroup from Hold to Buy. $58 price target. Stock looks attractive ahead of its next rate case in Florida. Hewitt Associates (HEW) upgraded at Deutsche Bank. Rating raised to Buy from Hold. Price target raised to $55 from $35. 2009 EPS estimates raised to $2.67 from $2.60. Microchip Tech (MCHP - Get Report) upgraded at Goldman from Sell to Neutral. $24 price target. Valuation call, as the company is poised to gain market share in the near term.