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CHANGE IN RATINGSAthlon(ATHL) was initiated with a neutral rating at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on a $33 price target, Goldman said.
Athlon Energy was initiated with a neutral rating and $31 price target at UBS. Valuation already reflects the bulk of the derisked Wolfcamp potential, UBS said.
Blackbaud(BLKB - Get Report) was upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to buy from hold. $51 price target. Company can post accelerating sales growth and expand margins, Stifel Nicolaus said.
Boston Scientific(BSX) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
FMC Corp.(FMC - Get Report) was initiated with an overweight rating at Piper Jaffray. $78 price target. Company has exposure to a strong agriculture market in Latin America, Piper Jaffray said.
Monsanto(MON - Get Report) was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. Recent overcorrection is overdone given stabilizing corn prices, UBS said.
Minerals Technologies(MTX) was initiated with a hold rating at Keybanc. Valuation call.
Vanguard Health(VHS) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Cimarex(XEC - Get Report) was upgraded at FBR Capital Markets to outperform from market perform. $120 price target. Expect increased efficiency of capital deployment, FBR said.
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Avago Technologies(AVGO) estimates were raised at UBS to include CyOptics financials, said UBS. Price target is $42.
Comcast(CMCSA) was added to the US 1 List at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Company is executing well and has industry-leading scale, BofA/Merrill said. $60 price target.
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Total System Services(TSS) price target was raised at Citigroup to $33 from $31. Steady stream of catalysts, said Citigroup.
Williams-Sonoma(WSM) numbers were raised at UBS. Earnings estimates were increased as consumers are spending more on home goods, said UBS. Price target boosted to $61.
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