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Analysts' Actions: AAPL, VPHM, CVX

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Aegion (AEGN) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Apollo (APOL) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $45 price target. Company faces multiple growth headwinds.

Assured Guaranty (AGO) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Coinstar (CSTR) downgraded at JP Morgan from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 35% year-to-date. $62 price target.

Cablevision (CVC) downgraded at Collins Stewart from Buy to Neutral, Collins Stewart. Growth will likely remain flat in the coming quarters.

Chevron (CVX) upgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $130 price target. Valuation call, as the company is leveraged to higher Brent prices.

Domino's Pizza (DPZ) downgraded at JP Morgan from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $38 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 143% since last January.

Ecolab (ECL) downgraded at JP Morgan from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, based on a $62 price target.

ITT Education (ESI) downgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Sell, Deutsche Bank said. $50 price target. Enrollment trends will likely slow down, as the labor market improves.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD) downgraded at Cantor to Sell, Cantor Fitzgerald said. Valuation call, based on a $10 price target.

Marathon Oil (MRO) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $37 price target. Taking a more defensive stance on oil sector.

Murphy Oil (MUR) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $64 price target. Company could be hurt by higher domestic oil supply.

Oasis Petroleum (OAS) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Higher oil prices could hurt demand. $37 price target.

MetroPCS (PCS) rated new Neutral at Nomura. $13 price target. Company is positioned relatively well, but the prepaid business faces multiple headwinds.

MetroPCS downgraded at UBS to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $11 price target. Revised guidance suggests downside to 2012 estimates.

Thompson Creek (TC) downgraded at Dahlman from Buy to Hold, Dahlman Rose said. Costs at Mt. Milligan project are rising significantly.

Viropharma (VPHM) downgraded at Auriga from Buy to Hold, Auriga USA said. Valuation call, based on a $34 price target.

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