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Analysts' Actions: BBRY CHKP CIT JCP WFM

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Airgas (ARG) was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to underperform from neutral. $94 price target. Organic sales growth is decelerating, BofA/Merrill said.

Research In Motion (BBRY - Get Report) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from buy. $17 price target. Z10 launch was soft at AT&T (T), Goldman said.

Check Point (CHKP - Get Report) was downgraded at Lazard Capital Markets to neutral from buy. Channel checks suggest increased share losses to Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Lazard Capital Markets said.

CIT Group (CIT - Get Report) was downgraded at Compass Point to neutral from buy. Valuation call, Compass Point said.

Ducommun (DCO) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

JC Penney (JCP - Get Report) was downgraded at BMO Capital Markets to underperform from market perform. $12 price target. Company will continue to post sizable losses, BMO Capital Markets said.

KB Home (KBH) was upgraded at Williams Financial to hold from sell. $22 price target. Business turnaround appears to be in sight, Williams Financial said.

Lear (LEA) was cut from the Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs. Company lacks near-term catalysts, Goldman said. $63 price target.

Life Technologies (LIFE) was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral. Recent price movement has been dictated by takeout speculation rather than fundamentals, Citi said. Price target is $67.

MeadWestvaco (MWV) was downgraded to hold at Deutsche Bank based on valuation concerns. The price target is still $37, Deutsche Bank said.

Mylan (MYL) was downgraded at Bernstein to market perform from outperform. $33 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts, Bernstein said.

Packaging Corp. of America (PKG) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold after cardboard and box prices were increased. Price target is now $46.

Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL) was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to underperform. $78 price target. Valuation call, based on a $78 price target, BofA/Merrill said.

SPX (SPW) was downgraded to hold at Deutsche Bank. Limited upside, Deutsche said. The price target is now $90.

Stone Energy (SGY) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Textron (TXT) was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from overweight. Valuation call, as the stock has already made a big move in recent months J.P. Morgan said.

Veeco Instruments (VECO) was upgraded at Canaccord Genuity to buy. $48 price target. Equipment market has finally bottomed, Canaccord Genuity said.
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BBRY $7.74 -2.34%
CIT $47.04 2.08%
CHKP $80.77 0.86%
JCP $8.24 -0.24%
WFM $36.40 0.89%

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