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Analysts' Actions: GPN, KO, SLB, BBY


Accretive Health (AH) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs from Buy to Neutral. $24 price target. Fairview contract loss could hang over the stock, Goldman said. (AMZN) was initiated with a Market Perform rating at JMP Securities. Growth may be decelerating, and the company already trades at a premium valuation, JMP said.

Autozone (AZO) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs from Neutral to Buy. Company was also placed on the Conviction Buy list, Goldman said. $435 price target. Company is seeing higher commercial demand and has strong operating leverage.

Best Buy (BBY) was downgraded at McAdams, Wright Ragen from Buy to Sell. Confidence in management is waning, McAdams said.

Beam (BEAM) was downgraded from Buy to Neutral at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on a $58 price target, Goldman said.

Bridgepoint (BPI) was initiated with a Hold rating at Deutsche Bank. $25 price target. Industry faces higher potential competition, Deutsche said.

Fifth Third (FITB) was upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus from Hold to Buy. $17 price target. Stock has lagged year-to-date, though the company is leveraged to better mortgage and loan growth, Stifel said.

Global Payments (GPN - Get Report) was downgraded at Nomura Securities to Neutral. $46 price target. Company is seeing weaker sales growth, Nomura said.

Global Payments was upgraded Hold to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus. $54 price target. Stock has overreacted to the recent security breach, Stifel said.

Coca-Cola (KO - Get Report) was downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus from Buy to Hold. Valuation call, Stifel said.

Pandora (P) was initiated with an Outperform rating at JMP Securities. $14 price target. Listening growth should continue, JMP said.

Primerica (PRI) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Schlumberger (SLB - Get Report) was upgraded at Sterne Agee from Neutral to Buy. Stock is attractive, following a 15% decline, Sterne Agee said. $93 price target.

Sothebys (BID) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Constellation Brands (STZ) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs from Neutral to Buy. Wine fundamentals appear to be improving, Goldman said. $29 price target.

US Bancorp (USB) was downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus from Buy to Hold. Valuation call, Stifel said.

Waddell & Reed (WDR) was downgraded at Sterne Agee from Buy to Neutral. Valuation call, based on a $34 price target, Sterne Agee said.


Apple (AAPL) estimates, target were raised at JP Morgan. Shares are now seen reaching $715. Estimates were also increased, given higher expected sales, JP Morgan said. Overweight rating.

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