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Analysts' Actions: ORCL, NUAN, A, RIG, QCOR

Stocks in this article: ORCL NUAN A COO IGT UNFI RIG QCOR


Agilent Technologies (A) rated new Buy at Citigroup. $46 price target. Margins should expand as Varian integration advances and leverage builds.

AutoNavi (AMAP) upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

CBOE (CBOE) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

The Cooper Companies (COO) upgraded at BMO to Outperform from Market Perform, BMO Capital Markets said. $90 price target. Continued contact lens market share gains and strengthening gross margins.

DSW (DSW) rated new Hold at Keybanc. Company is spending more in the near term to invest in future growth.

International Game (IGT) upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Neutral from Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $16 price target. Company is improving its capital allocation and discipline.

Nuance (NUAN) upgraded at Craig-Hallum from Hold to Buy, Craig-Hallum said. $28 price target. Company has solid fundamentals and sentiment and valuation appear washed out.

Oracle (ORCL) upgraded at ThinkEquity from Hold to Buy, ThinkEquity said. $33 price target. Recent checks indicate that business remains healthy.

SAIC (SAI) upgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. $13 price target. Expect the new CEO to improve the company's execution.

United Natural (UNFI) upgraded at Argus from Hold to Buy, Argus said. Valuation call, based on a $62 price target.


Carnival (CCL) estimates, target increased at BofA/Merrill. CCL estimates were raised through 2014, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company has strong operating momentum. Buy rating and new $39.60 price target.

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of CMG now seen reaching $443, UBS said. Estimates also increased following the results of our consumer panel analysis. Neutral rating.

Centene Corporation (CNC) numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of CNC now seen reaching $42, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on higher medical costs. Buy rating.

Costco (COST) estimates boosted at BMO through 2013, BMO Capital said. Mexico acquisition should add to earnings. Underperform rating and $55 price target.

Discover (DFS) estimates, target raised at Guggenheim. Shares of DFS now seen reaching $40, according to Guggenheim. Estimates also increased, given improving credit trends. Buy rating.

Endo Pharmaceuticals (ENDP) numbers reduced at BofA/Merrill. ENDP estimates were cut through 2014, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Opana ER growth has been weak. Buy rating and new $41 price target.

Gardner Denver (GDI) numbers cut at Keybanc. Shares of GDI now seen reaching $68, according to Keybanc. Estimates also reduced, given slower growth in China and Europe. Buy rating.

Kroger (KR) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of KR now seen reaching $24, UBS said. Estimates also increased as company continues to gain market share funded by lower mark ups. Neutral rating.

Kroger estimates upped at Credit Suisse through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Company has strong earnings momentum. Outperform rating and $25 price target.

Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of QCOR now seen reaching $59, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised as rheumatology provides next significant leg of growth. Outperform rating.

Questcor Pharmaceuticals numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of QCOR now seen reaching $56, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on including Acthar DM/PM in sales forecasts. Buy rating.

Transocean (RIG) estimates raised at UBS through 2013, UBS said. Several new contracts at attractive rates. Buy rating and $70 price target.

Sandisk (SNDK) estimates, target cut at BofA/Merrill. SNDK estimates were reduced through 2013, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. See lower OPM and bit growth. Buy rating and new $56 price target.


Packaging Sector upgraded at Wells: Packaging sector was upgraded from Market Weight to Overweight, Wells Fargo said. Companies can likely deliver strong earnings, despite an uncertain macro outlook.

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