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Analysts' Actions: CL CMG JCP MRO XLNX

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Accenture (ACN) was upgraded at Societe Generale to hold from sell. $75 price target. Estimates were also boosted, given an improvement in Europe.

Ariad Pharma (ARIA) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform. $24 price target. Company has a solid pipeline, which should drive near-term growth, Oppenheimer said.

Colgate-Palmolive (CL - Get Report) was upgraded at Morgan Stanley to overweight. $68 price target. Company can generate above-average sales growth and deserves a higher multiple, Morgan Stanley said.

Chipotle (CMG - Get Report) was upgraded at Morgan Stanley to overweight. $485 price target. Company can continue to raise prices, Morgan Stanley said.

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Johnson Controls (JCI) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to underweight from overweight. Valuation call, based on a $40 price target, Morgan Stanley said.

JC Penney (JCP - Get Report) was downgraded at Maxim Group to hold from buy. Company is seeing lower sales and rising debt, Maxim Group said.

Marathon Oil (MRO - Get Report) was upgraded at Argus to buy from hold. $42 price target. Company is leveraged to higher oil prices, Argus said. Estimates also boosted.

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Panera Bread (PNRA) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal-weight. Company may struggle to raise prices, Morgan Stanley said.

Whitewave Foods (WWAV) was downgraded at BMO Capital to underperform. $17 price target. Sales growth will likely decelerate in the coming years, BMO Capital said.

Xilinx (XLNX - Get Report) was upgraded at Pacific Crest to outperform from sector perform. $55 price target. Company should benefit from the LTE upgrade in China, Pacific Crest said.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Ametek (AME) price target was raised at Jefferies was increased to $53. Sales are improving, and there is significant M&A potential in the fourth quarter, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Yahoo! (YHOO) price target was raised at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Shares are now seen reaching $38. Alibaba IPO should create value, BofA/Merrill said.

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CMG $721.20 0.00%
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MRO $16.65 0.00%
XLNX $42.27 0.00%

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