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CHANGE IN RATINGSHarte-Hanks(HHS) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Microsoft(MSFT - Get Report) was upgraded at Nomura to buy. $38 price target. Shareholder activism could help unlock value, Nomura said.
Precision Castparts(PCP) was upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform from market perform. Company can deliver 15% annual earnings growth over the next several years, Wells Fargo said.
Regeneron(REGN) was initiated with an outperform rating at Oppenheimer. $300 price target. Eylea should continue to grow and the company is expanding into DME, Oppenheimer said.
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Santaurus(SNTS) was downgraded at Leerink Swann to market perform from outperform. $26 price target. Valuation call, as the company trades at a sizable premium to its peers, Leerink Swann said.
Sempra Energy(SRE) was initiated with a buy rating at Keybanc. $100 price target. Company has a strong growth profile, including exposure to Latin America, Keybanc said.
Speedway Motorsports(TRK) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Tesla(TSLA - Get Report) was initiated with a hold rating at Stifel Nicolaus. Valuation call, as the company still has little evidence of customer retention or success at lower price points, Stifel Nicolaus said.
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Vertex(VRTX - Get Report) was initiated with an outperform rating at Oppenheimer. $105 price target. Cystic Fibrosis treatments can continue to drive growth, Oppenheimer said.
Zynga(ZNGA - Get Report) was initiated with a hold rating at Benchmark. $2.98 price target. New management needs to show stabilized Web trends and material mobile acceleration, Benchmark said.
Stock Comments / EPS Changes
American Eagle(AEO) numbers were cut at BMO Capital. Estimates were reduced through 2014. Management cut guidance, BMO Capital said. Market Perform rating and new $15 price target.
Best Buy(BBY) numbers were increased at UBS. Estimates were boosted through 2015. Domestic business is positioned well, ahead of the holidays, UBS said. Neutral rating and new $35 price target.
Hewlett-Packard(HPQ) numbers were reduced at BMO Capital. Shares are now seen reaching $27. Estimates were also cut, given lower operating growth, especially in the enterprise segment, BMO Capital said. Market Perform rating.