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Analysts' Actions: CXO FIO MPC NOV SFM

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Concho (CXO - Get Report) was initiated with a hold rating at Canaccord Genuity. Valuation call, based on a $100 price target, Canaccord Genuity said.

First Horizon (FHN) was downgraded at Wunderlich to hold from buy. $11 price target. Company is facing headwinds in spread-based banking and fixed-income sales, Wunderlich said.

Fusion-io (FIO) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight. $17 price target. PCIe flash market is rapidly expanding, Piper Jaffray said.

Legg Mason (LM) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Masco (MAS) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform. $25 price target. Company should continue to benefit from a stronger domestic housing market, Oppenheimer said.

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Marathon Petroleum (MPC - Get Report) was downgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from outperform. Refining capture remains low, Credit Suisse said.

Marvell Technology (MRVL) was upgraded to overweight from neutral at J.P. Morgan. $16 price target. Improved execution and expanding revenue/earnings growth profile, J.P. Morgan said.

National Oilwell Varco (NOV - Get Report) was upgraded at Credit Suisse to outperform from neutral. $90 price target. Increased confidence in the company's orders and rig technology margins, Credit Suisse said.

Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM - Get Report) was initiated with a neutral rating and $39 price target at UBS. SFM is well-positioned as a low-priced organic grocer, UBS said.

Sprouts was initiated with a neutral rating at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on a $33 price target.

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Sprout was initiated with an underperform rating at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $37 price target. Valuation call, as the stock has already doubled since its IPO, BofA/Merrill said.

TC Pipelines LP (TCP) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Five Below (FIVE) earnings estimates were raised at UBS based on the second-quarter beat and potential upside from the rubber band bracelet craze. Price target goes to $50.

Five Below numbers were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $46. Estimates were also increased, as the company is executing well in new markets, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.

Five Below numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $51. Estimates also increased on strong quarterly results despite tougher seasonal sales, Jefferies said. Buy rating.
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SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
SFM $20.32 0.94%
FIO $0.00 0.00%
CXO $105.14 1.90%
MPC $46.48 0.91%
NOV $40.69 -1.60%

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