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Analysts' Actions: ATHN CIT FB FFIV RHT

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AthenaHealth (ATHN) downgraded at Leerink Swann to market perform from outperform. $120 price target. Bookings growth rate is slowing, Leerink Swann said.

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Sotheby's (BID) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy from neutral. Management is pursuing multiple ways to create shareholder value, said Citigroup. Price target was raised to $55.

CIT Group (CIT) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. $65 price target. Well positioned for book value and multiple expansion, Jefferies said.

Diamondback Energy (FANG) was upgraded at Sterne Agee to buy. $54 price target. Mineral Rights purchase should add to earnings, Sterne Agee said.

Facebook (FB) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy from neutral. Advertiser checks reveal sustainable growth drivers, said Citigroup. Price target raised to $55.

F5 Networks (FFIV) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from buy. $93 price target. See limited upside potential to expectations, Goldman said.

HanesBrands (HBI) was downgraded at DA Davidson to neutral from buy. $68 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 75% year to date, DA Davidson said.

Hologic (HOLX) was upgraded at ISI Group to strong buy from buy. $25.50 price target. Company will likely cut costs and may shed noncore assets, ISI Group.

Quintiles (Q) was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. Valuation call, based on a $52 price target.

Red Hat (RHT) was downgraded at Pacific Crest to sector perform. Company is seeing lower demand in Europe and seeing big deals pushed out, Pacific Crest said.

Red Hat (RHT) was downgraded at Piper Jaffray to neutral from overweight. $50 price target. Company lacks sales catalysts, Piper Jaffray said.

Rovi (ROVI) was upgraded at B. Riley to buy from neutral. $25.50 price target. Stock has pulled back 30% over the past three months, B. Riley said.

Thermon Group (THR) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Hanover Insurance (THG) was upgraded at JMP Securities to outperform from market perform. $61 price target. Estimates also upped, given strong pricing trends, JMP Securities said.

Webster Financial (WBS) was upgraded at Sterne Agee to buy from neutral. $28 price target. Stock has lagged and the company has room to cut costs, Sterne Agee said.

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