NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Alberto Culver

(ACV) - Get Report

downgraded at Morgan Stanley to Equal-weight. Valuation call, based on a $32 price target.

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report

rated new Buy at UBS. $20 price target. Stock is attractive based on its normalized earnings potential.

Biovail

( BVF) initiated at Thomas Weisel with an Overweight rating and $18 price target. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates introduced at $1.29 and $1.10, respectively.

CA

(CA) - Get Report

upgraded at Jefferies from Hold to Buy. $27 price target. Near-term expectations seem low and could be exceeded.

Crown Castle

(CCI) - Get Report

initiated at Deutsche Bank. Initiated with a Buy rating and $44 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of -$0.53.

Endeavor

(END)

initiated at Thomas Weisel with an Overweight rating and $1.50 price target.

Harley-Davidson

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downgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Sell. The stock was also added to the Conviction Sell list, Channel checks point to considerably lower retain sales. $23 price target.

Incyte

(INCY) - Get Report

initiated at BofA/Merrill with a Buy rating and $12 price target. Analysts said key products will launch into an untapped billion-dollar market. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates set at -$1.51 and -$1.61, respectively.

Kroger

(KR) - Get Report

reinstated at BofA/Merrill with a Neutral rating and $22 price target. Analysts mentioned the store has generated positive same-store growth since 2003. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at $1.65 and $1.80, respectively.

Lear

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rated new Buy at UBS. $77 price target. Stock trades at a 19% discount to its peers, even though the company emerged from bankruptcy with relatively little debt.

Lincoln National

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upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-weight to Overweight. $31 price target. Valuation call and the company is also benefitting from a strong equity market.

News Corp.

(NWSA) - Get Report

upgraded at Pali from Sell to Neutral. Avatar should help drive film earnings higher.

Pactiv

( PTV) upgraded at Keybanc from Hold to Buy. $30 price target. Company will likely not have to make any further contributions to its pension plan.

Qwest Communications

(Q)

initiated at Deutsche Bank with a Buy rating and $4.75 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of $0.34.

SBA Communications

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initiated at Deutsche Bank with a Buy rating and $38 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of -$0.98.

Safeway

(SWY)

reinstated at BofA/Merrill Lynch with a Neutral rating and $24 price target. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates set at $1.74 and $1.88, respectively.

AT&T

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initiated at Deutsche Bank with a Hold rating and $30 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of $2.12.

Verizon

(VZ) - Get Report

initiated at Deutsche Bank with a Buy rating and $40 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of $2.45.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Barrick Gold

(ABX)

numbers boosted at Morgan Stanley through 2011. Company is better positioned than its peers, even if the bull market in gold appears mature. Overweight rating and $46 price target.

A.C. Moore

(ACMR) - Get Report

target higher, estimates cut at Credit Suisse. Price target raised by a dollar to $3. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates plunged to -$1.47 and -$0.65, respectively, on lower top line and margins. Maintain Neutral rating.

Amazon.com

(AMZN) - Get Report

estimates, target raised at Citigroup. Shares of AMZN now seen reaching $170. Estimates also boosted, to reflect strong holiday sales trends. Buy rating.

Anadarko Petroleum

(APC) - Get Report

target boosted at Goldman. Shares now seen reaching $76. See more M&A potential in the industry and the company has seen recent exploration success. Neutral rating.

Comcast

(CMCSA) - Get Report

cut from Top Picks Live List at Citigroup. Valuation call, based on a $19 price target. Buy rating.

Dell

(DELL) - Get Report

estimates raised at UBS through 2011. Perot deal should add to earnings. Neutral rating and $16 price target.

Danaher

(DHR) - Get Report

estimates boosted at Goldman through 2011. Company raised guidance, based on higher sales demand. Buy rating and new $88 price target.

First Solar

(FSLR) - Get Report

estimates lowered at Citigroup through 2011. Earnings are fading, given a lack of earnings stability. Hold rating and $135 price target.

First Solar

(FSLR) - Get Report

target, estimates boosted at Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse enlarged FSLR price target to $132 from $115 following 2010 guidance. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates surged to $7.30 and $6.58, respectively. Maintain Neutral rating.

General Electric

(GE) - Get Report

target, estimates boosted at Barclays. It raised GE price target to $22 from $20 on more positive 2011 earnings outlook. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates increased to $1.03 and $0.97, respectively. Maintain Overweight rating.

Honeywell

(HON) - Get Report

estimates, target lowered at FBR. Shares of HON now seen reaching $35. Estimates also cut, to reflect higher labor costs. Market Perform rating.

Honeywell

(HON) - Get Report

estimate lower at Barclays. It cut HON 2010 EPS estimate by 10 cents to $2.40, 2009 maintained at $2.85. Reiterate Overweight rating and $55 price target.

Hovnanian

(HOV) - Get Report

estimates cut at Credit Suisse. HOV 2009 and 2010 EPS estimate sunk to -$9.16 and -$4.50, respectively. 4Q results were challenging as the company struggles with orders. Reiterate Underperform rating and $2 price target.

Paychex

(PAYX) - Get Report

target, estimates higher at Barclays. It increased PAYX price target to $27 from $24 on 2Q beat. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates improved to $1.33 and $1.42, respectively. Reiterate Equal Weight rating.

Wells Fargo

(WFC) - Get Report

numbers lowered at Morgan Stanley. Shares now seen reaching $42. Estimates also reduced, to reflect the recent stock offering. Overweight rating.

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