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Analysts' Actions: BDX FI INTU T VZ

Verizon was initiated with a neutral rating at Credit Suisse. Valuation call, based on a $52 price target, Credit Suisse said.

US Steel (INTU - Get Report) was initiated with a market perform rating at BMO Capital. $19 price target. Company will be hurt by lower steel pricing, BMO Capital said.


Akamai (AKAM) estimates, price target were raised at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $60. Estimates were also increased, and better sales and productivity should drive margin growth, Oppenheimer said.

Biogen Idec (BIIB) was added to the US 1 List at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Risk/reward is positive ahead of the upcoming Tecfidera decision, BofA/Merrill said. $309 price target.

Cummins (CMI) numbers were raised at UBS. Earnings estimates were boosted to reflect better growth from market positions and new products, said UBS. Price target goes to $146.

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Cummins estimates, price target were increased at BMO Capital through 2015. Distribution acquisitions should add to earnings, BMO Capital said. Outperform rating and new $146 price target.

Ford (F) estimates were raised at Citigroup. Estimates were raised to reflect confidence in Asia Pacific shares gains, said Citigroup. Price target is $20.

Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS) price target was raised at Citigroup to $18. Conviction on China and new products increases, said Citigroup.

Factset (FDS) numbers were raised at UBS. Earnings estimates were raised to reflect a lower tax rate, said UBS. Price target goes to $109.

Joy Global (JOY) was downgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from outperform. $55 price target. Mining downturn is not yet priced into the stock, Robert Baird said.

Omega Healthcare (OHI) estimates were increased at UBS. Earnings estimates were raised to reflect the sale-leaseback deal with Ark Holdings, said UBS. Price target is $28.

Whirlpool (WHR) was added to US 1 List at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Company has dominant market share and is leveraged to the housing market recovery, BofA/Merrill said. $175 price target.

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