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Allegheny Technologies (ATI) was upgraded at Credit Suisse to outperform from neutral. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $41, Credit Suisse said.
Auxilium (AUXL) was downgraded at MKM Partners to neutral. Twelve-month price target is $23. Valuation call, as the stock is up 25% over the past two weeks, MKM Partners said.
Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal-weight. Survey suggests the company could face increased competition, Morgan Stanley said.(EBAY - Get Report) was downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to hold from buy. Valuation call, based on a fair value of $62, Stifel Nicolaus said.
eBay was downgraded at Topeka to hold from buy. Twelve-month price target is $60. Company cut its guidance, Topeka said.
General Dynamics (GD) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform. $119 price target. Company is buying back more stock and Gulfstream appears to have hit an inflection point, Oppenheimer said. Heartland Payment (HPY) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $48, Goldman said. (MSI) was upgraded at Nomura to buy. Twelve-month price target is $72. Company will likely buy back more stock, Nomura said.
Norfolk Southern (NSC) was upgraded at J.P. Morgan to overweight from neutral. Coal headwind will likely disappear in 2014, J.P. Morgan said.