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Analysts' Actions: BAC, C, BRCD, AZO, AKS

Stocks in this article: BAC C BRCD CF AZO AAP AKS CALM F HON PG


Advance Auto Parts (AAP) upgraded at UBS to Buy from Neutral, UBS said. $90 price target. Company is poised for more consistent execution.

AK Steel (AKS) downgraded at Morgan Stanley from Overweight to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. Valuation call, based on a $14 price target.

Acme Packet (APKT)rated new Equal-weight at Morgan Stanley. SBC market growth should continue to slow in 2012.

Arris Group (ARRS) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings

Autozone (AZO) upgraded at Goldman from Sell to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $370 price target. Commercial rollout is gaining traction.

Bank of America (BAC) downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Company needs to cut costs and faces high execution risks.

Brocade (BRCD) rated new Hold at Kaufman. $6 price target. Company faces sales headwinds in the first half of the year.

Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Citigroup (C) upgraded at Goldman to Buy from Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Company has a clear path to return capital.

CF Industries (CF) downgraded at Dahlman from Buy to Hold, Dahlman Rose said. Valuation call, based on a $180 price target.

Copart (CPRT) downgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, based on a $46 price target. End-market demand appears to be peaking.

DR Horton (DHI) downgraded at KBW to Market Perform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. Valuation call, based on a $15 price target.

Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) added to Top Picks Live at Citigroup. $46 price target. Well positioned for solid growth in 2012.

Kellogg (K) downgraded at JP Morgan from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $48 price target. Earnings will likely disappoint over the next couple of years.

KAR Auction (KAR) upgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. End-market demand is bottoming and the company can deliver accelerated earnings growth. $17 price target.

Legg Mason (LM) upgraded at KBW from Market Perform to Outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $31 price target. Flow trends are improving.

Morgan Stanley (MS) upgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. Company was also placed on the Conviction List. $23 price target. Company is focused on fixing legacy issues.

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