NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Autodesk (ADSK) was upgraded to buy, Jefferies said. $45 price target. Company is leveraged to a better commercial real estate cycle, Jefferies said.
Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) was upgraded from underperform to market perform, Bernstein Research said. New CEO can help turn the business around, Bernstein Research said.
Astex Pharmaceuticals (ASTX) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.Einstein Noah Restaurant (BAGL) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Duke Energy (DUK) was downgraded from buy to hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $69 price target, Deutsche Bank said. Fulton Financial (FULT) was downgraded from buy to neutral, Sterne Agee said. Valuation call. Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) was upgraded from hold to buy, Cantor Fitzgerald said. $575 price target. Stock has over-reacted to news of the FDA probe, Cantor Fitzgerald said. Micros (MCRS) was downgraded from buy to hold, Jefferies said. $43 price target. Company will likely be hurt by lower hardware pricing, Jefferies said. Norwegian Cruise (NCLH) was initiated with a hold rating, Deutsche Bank said. $34 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 63% since its IPO, Deutsche Bank said. Priceline.com (PCLN) was upgraded from neutral to buy, Lazard Capital Markets said. $859 price target. Competition fears have been overstated, Lazard Capital Markets said. Webster Financial (WBS) was upgraded from neutral to buy, Sterne Agee said. $25 price target. Company can deliver steady growth over the next two years, Sterne Agee said.
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