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Analysts' Actions: ABT ACN GD KMX PCLN

Sandisk (SNDK) was downgraded at Nomura to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a $60 price target, Nomura said.

Taylor Morrison (TMHC) was initiated with an overweight rating at J.P. Morgan. $31 price target. Company can deliver above-average order growth and margins, J.P. Morgan said.

T-Mobile US (TMUS) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. $28 price target. Operating momentum remains stable, and the company deserves a higher valuation, Deutsche Bank said.

Wisconsin Energy (WEC) was downgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from outperform. Valuation call, Baird said.

STOCK COMMENTS/EPS CHANGES

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) price target and estimates were raised at UBS. Estimates were increased to reflect the semi-custom chip opportunity, said UBS. Price target goes to $4.50.

Boeing (BA) estimates, price target were boosted at Stifel Nicolaus. Shares are now seen reaching $115.Estimates also upped, given expected margin improvement, Stifel Nicolaus said.

Best Buy (BBY) price target and estimates were raised at UBS. Estimates were increased ahead of reporting first-quarter results. Sales stability and cost-cutting initiatives are expected to be reported, UBS said. Price target goes to $27.

Buckeye Partners (BPL) price target and estimates were raised at UBS. BPL estimates were increased to reflect additional profit and revenue from Buckeye Pipeline Co. and BORCO, said UBS. Price target goes to $70.

Charter Communications (CHTR) price target and estimates were raised at Citigroup. Estimates were increased on the first-quarter beat and lower-than-expected interest expense going forward, Citigroup said. Price target goes to $131.

Discover Financial (DFS) price target and estimates were raised at KBW. Estimates were raised given improving credit trends and an expectation for benign ramp in credit losses, said KBW. Price target goes to $57.

J.C. Penney (JCP) price target and estimates were reduced at BMO Capital Markets. Estimates were reduced given the first-quarter miss and increased interest expense, said BMO Capital Markets. Price target goes to $7.

Kraft Foods (KFT) numbers were raised at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Shares are now seen reaching $62. Estimates were also increased, given higher productivity, BoF/Merrill said. Buy rating.

Medtronic (MDT) price target was raised at Citigroup to $57 given a higher peer group valuation, said Citigroup.

Tesoro (TSO) price target and estimates were raised at UBS. FTC clearance for the Carson refinery acquisition was received, said UBS. Price target goes to $69.

VF Corp. (VFC) price target was raised at Citigroup. Price target was raised to $219. The June analyst day will serve as a key catalyst for the stock, Citi said.

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