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CHANGE IN RATINGS

American Equity Investment

(AEL) - Get Report

upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Apollo

(APOL)

downgraded at Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $40 price target. Company may struggle to maintain recent growth momentum.

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report

downgraded at Baird from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. $10 price target. Valuation call, as the stock has gained 80% year-to-date.

Buffalo Wild Wings

(BWLD)

downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $100 price target.

Brookfield Office Properties

(BPO)

upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Electronic Arts

(EA) - Get Report

rated new Buy at Stifel. $21 price target. Star Wars can drive growth over the coming quart.

First Republic Bank

(FRC) - Get Report

rated new Outperform at BMO Capital Markets. $39 price target. Differentiated by high levels of client service.

KBR

(KBR) - Get Report

downgraded at Lazard from Buy to Neutral, Lazard said. Company lacks material growth drivers.

Southern Copper

(SCCO) - Get Report

upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-weight to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. Valuation call, based on a $43 price target.

Vale

(VALE) - Get Report

upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-weight to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. $29.60 price target. Company is leveraged to higher demand from China.

Williams Companies

(WMB) - Get Report

upgraded at UBS to Buy from Neutral, UBS said. $36 price target. Higher growth outlook and improved guidance.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

target raised at Think to $700, ThinkEquity said. Positive launch of the new iPad and strong upcoming products. Buy rating.

Allergan

(AGN) - Get Report

target increased at Citigroup to $110, Citigroup said. Pipeline supports sustainable long term growth. Buy rating.

Apollo

(APOL)

estimates cut at Jefferies through 2013, Jefferies said. New starts outlook in uninspiring. Perform rating.

BorgWarner

(BWA) - Get Report

estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares of BWA now seen reaching $100, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, as the company can continue to expand margins. Overweight rating.

Cintas

(CTAS) - Get Report

estimates, target boosted at Morgan Stanley. Shares of CTAS now seen reaching $32, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also upped, as the company is seeing higher sales and keeping a lid on costs. Underweight rating.

Dollar General

(DG) - Get Report

estimates upped at Guggenheim through 2013, Guggenheim said. Company is buying back more stock. Buy rating and $54 price target.

Ford Motor

(F) - Get Report

estimates increased at Morgan Stanley through 2013, Morgan Stanley said. Domestic sales continue to increase. Overweight rating and $18 price target.

Finish Line

(FINL)

numbers upped at Jefferies. FINL estimates were boosted through 2013, Jefferies said. Solid sales growth should drive higher margins. Buy rating and new $29 price target.

JP Morgan

(JPM) - Get Report

numbers raised at BofA/Merrill. Shares of JPM now seen reaching $52, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Estimates also increased, given better core trading and mortgage banking revenue.

McKesson

(MCK) - Get Report

estimates raised at Goldman through 2014, Goldman Sachs said. Significant contribution from Katz Group acquisition. Buy rating.

McGraw-Hill

(MHP)

numbers raised at Benchmark.Shares of MHP now seen reaching $52, according to Benchmark. Estimates also increased, given a better environment for bond issuances. Hold rating.

Red Hat

(RHT) - Get Report

target raised at UBS to $54, UBS said. See upside to Q4 billings. Neutral rating.

Rent-A-Center

(RCII) - Get Report

upgraded at Stifel from Hold to Buy, Stifel Nicolaus said. $48 price target. Acceptance kiosks can help drive near-term growth.

St. Jude

(STJ)

target boosted at Credit Suisse to $49, according to Credit Suisse. Domestic volumes should improve in 2012. Outperform rating.

Tibco

(TIBX)

target raised at ThinkEquity to $36, according to ThinkEquity. Company can continue to generate solid salse growth. Buy rating.

Verisk

(VRSK) - Get Report

estimates, target increased at Credit Suisse. VRSK estimates were raised through 2013, Credit Suisse said. MediConnect deal should add to earnings. Outperform rating and new $53 price target.

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