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Cisco, CVS: Analysts' New Ratings

Stocks in this article: CVS CSCO AEO AJG ATI CHH

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American Eagle (AEO) downgraded at Jefferies from Buy to Hold, Jefferies said. Company is struggling to execute in a difficult environment. $15 price target.

Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG) upgraded at Stifel from Sell to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Expect domestic rates to rise in 2012.

Allegheny Technologies (ATI) upgraded at Goldman to Buy. $90 price target. Company is leveraged to an aerospace recovery and the Ladish purchase should help add to earnings.

Choice Hotels (CHH) downgraded at Argus from Buy to Hold, Argus Research said. Growth appears to be slowing.

Cisco Systems (CSCO) downgraded at Canaccord from Buy to Hold. $20 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts.

Cisco Systems estimates upped at Goldman through 2012. Company is boosting margins through cost cuts. Neutral rating and $21 price target.

Cisco Systems downgraded at Baird from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. $20 price target. Issues will be difficult to correct in the near term.

CVS Caremark (CVS) upgraded at BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $45 price target. Stock is attractive on a sum-of-the-parts valuation.

Diamond Foods (DMND) rated new Buy at Deutsche Bank. $75 price target. Pringles acquisition should help drive growth.

Hershey Foods (HSY) upgraded at Argus from Hold to Buy, Argus Research said. Company can deliver solid growth, despite rising costs.

Vail Resorts (MTN) downgraded at BofA/Merrill from Buy to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $55 price target. Company is facing a difficult pricing environment.

Transocean (RIG) upgraded at JP Morgan from Underweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $70 price target. Stock is attractive, following a 22% decline over the past two months.

Ross Stores (ROST) upgraded at Jefferies from Sell to Hold. $75 price target. Company is executing well in a difficult environment.

Ross Stores (ROST) rated new Buy at UBS. $90 price target. Company is an attractive growth story with margin momentum.

Reliance Steel (RS) downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, based on a new $60 price target.

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