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Riverbed Technology: Upgrades, Downgrades

Editor's Note: Green and red arrows refer to intraday stock price movement.


Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN - Get Report) numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of ALXN now seen reaching $79. Estimates also increased, to match the company's new guidance. Buy rating.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN - Get Report) downgraded at Jefferies from Buy to Hold. Valuation call, based on a $69 price target.

Digital Realty Trust (DLR) initiated at Barclays with an Overweight rating and $72 price target. Data centers will benefit from strong secular demand growth in the coming years.

F5 Networks (FFIV - Get Report) downgraded at Barclays to Equal Weight from Overweight. Checks suggest a blip in the rapid growth in server virtualization space in the near term. Price target raised to $95 from $90.

Starwood Hotels (HOT - Get Report) rated new Buy at Jefferies. $64 price target. Company owns key assets in larger urban and luxury markets.

Penn National (PENN - Get Report) numbers upped at Morgan Stanley. PENN estimates were boosted through 2011. Company is seeing better results in WV and PA. Overweight rating and new $38 price target.

Penn National (PENN - Get Report) upgraded at Jefferies from Hold to Buy. $41 price target. Company is performing well and faces easier near-term comps.

Polycom (PLCM) estimates, target upped at UBS. PLCM estimates were boosted through 2011. Company is seeing better enterprise and government demand. Neutral rating and new $32 price target.

Polycom (PLCM) upgraded at Wells to Outperform. Estimates also boosted, given the company's strong earnings momentum.

Riverbed Technology (RVBD - Get Report) target, estimates raised at Barclays. RVBD price target climbed to $50 from $38 on strong 3Q results with operating margins well ahead of estimates. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates lifted to $1.15 and $1.50, respectively. Maintain Overweight rating.

Riverbed Technology (RVBD - Get Report) upgraded at Jefferies from Hold to Buy. $60 price target. Company is becoming a clear market leader in WAN optimization.

Riverbed Technology (RVBD - Get Report) upgraded at Canaccord from Hold to Buy. $60 price target. Company is realizing positive catalysts sooner than expected.

Union Pacific (UNP - Get Report) price target raised at Credit Suisse to $110 from $107. Strong 3Q results, due to higher pricing, topped estimates. Maintain Outperform rating.

Union Pacific (UNP - Get Report) upgraded at Wells to Outperform. Company continues to expand its margins, despite lower volumes.

Union Pacific (UNP - Get Report) downgraded at Baird from Outperform to Neutral. $93 price target. Volume growth is decelerating and incremental margins could moderate.

URS (URS) rated new Buy at Keybanc. $50 price target. Stock is already pricing in fears of lower defense spending.

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