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Analysts' Actions: MSFT LMT NOC FDO FTNT

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

BlackRock Kelso Capital (BKCC) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Delhaize (DEG) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) was downgraded from neutral to sell at Goldman. $27 price target. Estimates also cut, given lower PC demand trends, Goldman Sachs said.

Lockheed Martin (LMT - Get Report) was upgraded from sell to hold at Drexel Hamilton. $90 price target. Defense budget cuts were not as bad as expected, Drexel Hamilton said.

Northrop Grumman (NOC - Get Report) was upgraded from sell to hold at Drexel. $70 price target. Defense sector fared relatively well in the recent budget battle, Drexel Hamilton said.

Family Dollar (FDO - Get Report) was downgraded from buy to neutral at Goldman. $65 price target. Estimates also cut, as the company's slowdown is likely re-accelerating, Goldman Sachs said.

Fortinet (FTNT - Get Report) was downgraded from buy to hold at Needham. Company cut guidance, based on several issues, Needham said.


Adobe (ADBE) was upgraded from sell to neutral at Goldman. $48 price target. Risk/reward profile has become more balanced, Goldman Sachs said.

American Eagle (AEO) was initiated with a buy rating at Topeka. CEO Robert Hanson has the right initiatives in place to expand margins and improve sales growth, said Topeka. Price target is $25.

Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) was initiated with a hold rating at Topeka. The domestic and international challenges that still face the company support the current valuation, said Topeka. Price target is $50.

Quest Diagnostics (DGX) was upgraded from neutral to buy at Goldman. $67 price target. New management can expand margins and drive earnings growth, Goldman Sachs said.

Fortinet was downgraded to Market Perform at Wells. Company pre-announced lower billings, Wells Fargo said.


Fortinet was downgraded to equal-weight at Morgan Stanley. Customer purchasing matters may be changing and the company is struggling to execute, Morgan Stanley said.

General Dynamics (GD) was upgraded from sell to hold at Drexel. $65 price target. Defense budget cuts have not been as bad as feared, Drexel Hamilton said.

Nordstrom (JWN) was initiated with a buy rating at Topeka. A ramp-up in spending by affluent customers, the comeback in women's apparel and its leadership in multi-channel retailing will drive shares higher, said Topeka. Price target is $63.

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