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Analysts' Actions: LULU, GES, HMA, LOW

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Analog Devices (ADI) upgraded at Sterne Agee from Neutral to Buy. $42 price target. Stabilizing ISM-PMU in US-China into 1H12.

Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse. $90 price target. Cheap relative to US metal peers.

Community Health Systems (CYH) rated new Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets. $20 price target. Pressure on hospital fundamentals.

Domino's Pizza (DPZ) rated new Hold at KeyBanc. Limited upside potential near term.

Guess (GES - Get Report) downgraded at Citigroup from Buy to Neutral, Citigroup said. $33 price target. 3Q came with a double digit drop in its retail comp in Europe.

Health Management Associates (HMA) rated new Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets. $9 price target. Innovation improves outlook but many obstacles remain.

Lowe's (LOW - Get Report) upgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Buy. $28 price target. Management is embracing the need for meaningful upgrades after years of drift.

LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT) rated new Market Perform at BMO Capital Market. $39 price target. Pointed in the right direction but fully valued.

Lululemon (LULU - Get Report) upgraded at KeyBanc from Underweight to Buy. $58 price target. Higher in-stock levels will drive sustained profit growth in 2012.

PPG Industries (PPG) downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral. $97 price target. Recent share outperformance.

Sun Life Financial (SLF) upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Underweight to Equal-weight. Meaningful recent underperformance.

Tenet Healthcare (THC - Get Report) rated new Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets. $5 price target. Current valuation leaves little room for appreciation.

Universal Health Services (UHS) rated new Outperform at BMO Capital Markets. $47 price target. Stronger more diversified earnings engine.

Western Refining (WNR) upgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $20.50 target price. Selloff following Seaway pipeline reversal announcement is overdone.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Affiliated Managers Group (AMG - Get Report) target raised at Jefferies to $107. Pipeline growth accelerating. Buy rating.

Avago Technologies (AVGO - Get Report) numbers lowered at Jefferies DEC 02, 2011 | 7:40 AM EST Shares of AVGO now seen reaching $41, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on slow demand out of China. Buy rating.

HCA Holdings (HCA - Get Report) rated new Market Perform at BMO Capital Market. $27 price target. Strong copany but leverage limits upside.

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