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Green Dot: Analysts' Upgrades, Downgrades

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Accorda Therapeutics (ACOR) upgraded at Baird from Neutral to Outperform. $40 price target. New survey shows positive uptake and reimbursement trends.

BMC Software (BMC) rated new Buy at Citigroup. $45 price target. Company should be able to achieve its near-term growth targets.

CA (CA) rated new Hold at Citigroup. $20 price target. Company is in an investment phase, without clear growth catalysts.

Chesapeake Midstream Partners (CHKM) initiated at BofA/Merrill with a Neutral rating and $25 price target. CHKM is engaged in gathering, treating, and compression of natural gas.

Campbell Soup (CPB) downgraded at Janney from Buy to Neutral. Company is looking at acquisitions, rather than buying back stock. $37 price target.

Developers Diversified (DDR) upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Buy from Neutral. Operating metrics suggest inflection point, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Price target raised to $13 from $12.

Equity One (EGY) upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Neutral from Underperform. Operating metrics suggest inflection point. Price target raised by a dollar to $17.

Green Dot (GDOT) initiated at JP Morgan with an Overweight rating and $60 price target. Introduces 2010 EPS estimates of $1.23.

Green Dot (GDOT) initiated at Piper Jaffray with an Overweight rating and $57 price target. Introduces 2010 EPS estimates of $1.21.

Green Dot (GDOT) rated new Neutral at UBS. $50 price target. Stock already appears fully valued.

Green Dot (GDOT) rated new Overweight at Morgan Stanley. $60 price target. Company is one of the fastest-growing plays in the payments market.

Holly Energy (HOC) downgraded at BofA/Merrill to Neutral from Buy. Limited incremental growth prospects compared to peers. Price target improved to $52 from $50.

Live Nation (LYV) downgraded at Stifel from Buy to Hold. Artists costs continue to grow.

McAfee (MFE) downgraded at Barclays to Equal Weight from Overweight as global PC sales trending lower. Price target raised to $48 from $36.

Mirant Corp (MIR) reinstated at BofA/Merrill with a Buy rating and $12 price target. Capacity revenues insulated from commodity prices.

Netlogic (NETL) upgraded at Benchmark from Hold to Buy. $35 price target. Company should meet expectations, despite uncertain enterprise networking trends.

Nisource (NI) downgraded at Keybanc from Buy to Hold. Valuation call, based on a $17 price target.

Occidental Petroleum (OXY) rated new Positive at Susquehanna Financial. $98 price target. Company is positioned well and will grow its cash in the coming years.

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