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Analysts' Actions: AKAM BBY CLX IBM SMG

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Akamai (AKAM) was upgraded at DA Davidson to buy from neutral. $62 price target. Company is leveraged to growing demand for fast delivery of digital content.

Alliant Techsystems (ATK) upgraded at RBC Capital to outperform from sector perform. $122 price target. Sporting business should drive future growth, RBC Capital said.

Best Buy (BBY) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform. $50 price target. Turnaround story still has legs, Oppenheimer said.

Cliffs Natural (CLF) was upgraded at Cowen to market perform from underperform. $20 price target. Investor sentiment is negative, but the company has potential catalysts on the horizon, Cowen said.

Clorox (CLX) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to underweight from equal-weight. Slowing U.S. consumer spending and increased competitive environment, Morgan Stanley said. Valuation call, based on an $83 price target.

CSX (CSX) was downgraded at RBC Capital to sector perform from outperform. Company is seeing negative trends in a number of key areas.

CSX was downgraded at BMO Capital to market perform from outperform. Valuation call, BMO Capital said. $28 price target.

Covanta (CVA) downgraded at Wedbush to neutral from outperform. $23 price target. Company has limited intermediate-term earnings upside potential, Wedbush said.

Enerplus (ERF) was upgraded at RBC Capital to outperform from sector perform. Company has strong operating momentum and trades at an attractive valuation, RBC Capital said.

IBM (IBM) was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. Estimates were lowered as weak sales in growth markets dragged both the top and bottom line. $186 price target.

Norfolk Southern (NSC) was downgraded at RBC Capital to sector perform from outperform. $89 price target. Have concerns about near-term freight rate trends and continued coal concerns, RBC Capital said.

Packaging Corp. (PKG) upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform from market perform. Estimates were also increased, as the Boise acquisition should add to earnings, Wells Fargo said.

Peregrine Semiconductor (PSMI) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.

Select Comfort (SCSS) was downgraded at Keybanc to hold from buy. Company posted lower-than-expected quarterly results, Keybanc said. Estimates were also cut.

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