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Analysts' Actions: AMZN YUM BSX CHK AMG

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Autodesk (ADSK) upgraded at Wedbush to outperform from neutral, Wedbush said. $45 price target. Positive checks and economic data.

Affiliated Managers Group (AMG - Get Report) downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. $155 price target. Valuation call.

Black Box (BBOX) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Chesapeake Energy (CHK - Get Report) upgraded at Stifel from hold to buy. $25 price target. Expect that some or all of the company's assets are now for sale, following the departure of the CEO.

Hub Group (HUBG) downgraded at Stifel from buy to hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Valuation call, based on a $39 price target.

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) downgraded at BMO to market perform from outperform. $67 price target. Valuation call.

OpenTable (OPEN) downgraded at Oppenheimer to perform from outperform. $54 price target. Valuation and risk of new product introduction.

Potlatch (PCH) downgraded at DA Davidson from neutral to underperform. Valuation call, based on a $40 price target.

Yum! Brands (YUM - Get Report) downgraded at Bernstein to Market-Perform from Outperform, Bernstein said. $72 price target. Lowered outlook for China comps and unit growth.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Amazon.com (AMZN - Get Report) target raised at Jefferies. Shares of AMZN now seen reaching $330, Jefferies said. Margin and operating income better than expected. Buy rating.

Amazon.com numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of AMZN now seen reaching $325, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on gross margin upside. Outperform rating.

Boston Scientific (BSX - Get Report) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of BSX now seen reaching $7, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on recent pipeline acquisitions. Perform rating.

Continental Resources (CLR) target raised at Jefferies to $98, Jefferies said. Adjusting ahead of the quarter. Buy rating.

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of CP now seen reaching $105, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on solid revenues and better cost management. Hold rating.

Salesforce.com (CRM) target raised at Oppenheimer to $200, Oppenheimer said. Gaining middleware share. Outperform rating.

EMC (EMC) numbers cut at BMO. Shares of EMC now seen reaching $28, BMO said. Estimates also lowered on quarterly results. Outperform rating.

International Paper (IP) target raised at UBS to $46, UBS said. Some upside if IP can deliver on runway. Buy rating.

Eli Lilly (LLY) numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of LLY now seen reaching $60, Citigroup said. Estimates also increased as stronger base undervalues Ramucirumab call option. Buy rating.

Pentair (PNR) target raised at Oppenheimer to $57, Oppenheimer said. Plan in full swing. Perform rating.

Valero (VLO) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of VLO now seen reaching $48, UBS said. Estimates also increased to reflect higher capture rates in Gulf Coast. Buy rating.

Valero numbers raised at Oppeneheimer. Shares of VLO now seen reaching $55, Oppeneheimer said. Estimates also raised on share buyback and dividend growth. Outperform rating.

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AMG $224.85 1.00%
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CHK $14.76 -1.07%
YUM $91.98 0.48%

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