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Alberto-Culver (ACV) - Get AllianzGI Diversified Income & Convertible Fund Report downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral. $32 price target. Promotional activity has picked up across the industry.

Amazon

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rated new Sell at Brigantine. $83 price target. Valuation call, as competition is increasing.

Amazon

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estimates, target upped at Bernstein. Shares now seen reaching $95. Estimates also increased, as media sales should begin to recover later this year and show positive growth in 2010. Market Perform rating.

Blackrock

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upgraded at Deutsche Bank. Rating raised to Buy from Hold. Price target raised to $230 from $180. 2009 EPS estimates raised to $6.65 from $6.20.

Burlington Northern

(BNI)

upgraded at Citigroup from Sell to Hold. Volume should be soft through the end of the year, but pick up again in 2010.

Carnival

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downgraded at Credit Suisse to Neutral from Outperform on more balanced risk/reward. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates set at $2.20 and $2.30, respectively. Price target lifted to $37 from $34.

Commercial Metals

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downgraded at UBS. Rating lowered to Neutral from Buy. Price target raised to $22 from $20. Lowers 2009 EPS estimates to $0.14 from $0.15.

CenturyTel

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upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-weight to Overweight. Valuation call, as the company should realize significant merger synergies. Also look for buybacks and recent debt financings. $36 price target.

Factset Research

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upgraded at Piper Jaffray. Rating raised to Neutral from Underweight. Price target raised to $65 from $46. Fiscal 2010 EPS estimates raised to $3.05 from $2.99.

Genworth Financial

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coverage resumed at Merrill/BofA with a Neutral rating. Price target boosted to $14 from $10 as Genworth recently competed an equity offering with proceeds estimated at $620 million. 2009 and 2010 EPs set at $0.05 and $0.60, respectively.

CarMax

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upgraded at Goldman from Sell to Neutral. $22 price target. Estimates also raised, as the company's sales have dramatically improved.

Netlogic

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initiated at UBS. Initiated with a Buy rating and $51 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of -$1.25.

Prudential

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downgraded at Morgan Stanley from Overweight to Equal-weight. Valuation call, as the company has lingering commercial real estate concerns.

Seagate Technology

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upgraded at Thomas Weisel upgraded STX Overweight from Market Weight on improving demand in key markets and structural business improvements. Price target surged to $20 from $13. 2010 and 2011 EPS set at $1.84 and $1.96.

Seagate Technology

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upgraded at Deutsche Bank. Rating raised to Buy from Hold. Price target raised to $20 from $13. Fiscal 2010 EPS estimates raised to $1.75 from $1.20.

Seagate Technologies

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numbers raised at UBS to $20. Estimates also boosted, to reflect widening margins. Buy rating.

Unum Group

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downgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-weight to Underweight. Valuation call, based on a $25 price target.

Walter Energy

(WLT)

downgraded at FBR to Market Perform. $74 price target. Stock is already pricing in solid results.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

AmerisourceBergen

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numbers raised at Goldman to $24. Estimates also boosted, to reflect stable margin trends and the potential for share buybacks. Neutral rating.

Biogen Idec

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target boosted at UBS to $56. Avonex patent was extended 13 years. Neutral rating.

BJ's Wholesale

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price target higher at Merrill/BofA to $42 from $40 on healthy customer traffic. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimate set at $2.50 and $2.70. Reiterate Buy rating.

Brocade

(BRCD)

estimates lowered at Morgan Stanley through 2011. Company seeing lower IP margins and a higher share count. Equal-weight rating.

Brocade

(BRCD)

estimates raised at UBS through 2010. Business pipeline is improving, with mid-teens sales growth expected next year. Buy rating and $10 price target.

Conagra

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numbers increased at UBS to $25. Estimates also raised, to reflect a turnaround in ready-to-eat meals and lower input costs. Buy rating.

Carnival

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price target, estimates inflated at Merrill/BofA. Price target to $42 from $38 on strong 3Q results. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates lifted to $2.19 and $2.25, respectively. Maintain Buy rating.

Carnival

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estimates boosted at UBS through 2010. Management is still being somewhat conservative, as pricing is moving in the right direction. Buy rating and $46 price target.

Constellation Energy

(CEG)

price target, estimate lifted at Barclays. CEG price target increased to $38 from $37. 2010 EPS estimate raised to $3.24 from $3.15, maintain 2009 at $3.15. Reiterate Equal Weight rating.

FedEx

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estimates raised at Morgan Stanley. FDX estimates were increased through 2012. Company is seeing a recovery in volumes. Equal-weight rating.

Honeywell

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target boosted at Citigroup to $40. Signs of recovery are still limited, but the company has yet to really see the benefit of the stimulus package. Hold rating.

Jarden

(JAH)

added to Conviction Buy list at Goldman. Company should see an inflection point in sales in the fourth quarter. Estimates also raised, as well as the target, to $42.

Jones Apparel Group

(JNY)

price target increased at Merrill/BofA to $20 from $18 after positive notes from BAS-ML SmidCap Conference. 2010 EPS estimate set at $0.95.

Life Technologies

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estimates upped at UBS through 2010. Company should benefit from a weaker dollar, but the core business also looks strong. Buy rating and $54 price target.

Lowe's

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price target, estimate raised at Barclays. Price target to $25 from $24 after its 2009 analyst day. The stage is set for Lowe's gradual recovery moving into next year. 2011 EPS estimate increased to $1.30 from $1.24, maintain 2010 at $1.21. Reiterate Overweight rating.

McDonald's

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estimates raised at Goldman through 2011. Company is benefiting from the weak dollar and should boost its dividend. Buy rating and $65 price target.

Marvell Technology

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numbers boosted at Morgan Stanley to $20. Estimates also raised, given the strong demand in the disk-drive market. Overweight rating.

OfficeMax

(OMX)

target increased at Citigroup to $18. Company has a leaner cost structure and should be able to exceed 2010 earnings expectations. Buy rating.

Phillips-Van Heusen

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price target increased at Merrill/BofA. PVH price target raised to $45 from $43 on improving comp trends, international expansion. 2010 EPS set at $2.65.

Terra Industries

(TRA)

numbers boosted at UBS. Shares of TRA now seen reaching $37. Estimates also raised, to reflect cheaper feedstock costs. Neutral rating.

Verizon

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estimates, target cut at Citigroup. Shares of VZ now seen reaching $34. Estimates also reduced, to reflect lower wireline margins. Buy rating.

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