NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES

Apple(AAPL) - Get Report was upgraded to buy from outperform at CLSA. Twelve-month price target is $695. Earnings momentum poised to accelerate with 300 million-plus iPhone installed base upgrade cycle, CLSA said.

Altera(ALTR) - Get Report was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Athlon Energy (ATHL) was upgraded at Miller Tabak to buy. Twelve-month price target is $50. Acquisitions should add to earnings, Miller Tabak said.

Ciena(CIEN) - Get Report was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. Driven by strong optical product cycle, reasonable valuation and improved market position, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $27.

HMS(HMSY) - Get Report was upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform. Twelve-month price target is $20. Stock has completely discounted the risk associated with an RAC renewal, Oppenheimer said.

Microstrategy(MSTR) - Get Report was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $150. Management communication and visibility are improving, Deutsche Bank said.

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M&T Bank(MTB) - Get Report was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $136. Stock has lagged its peers and fears about the Hudson deal are overblown, Deutsche Bank said.

ServiceNow(NOW) - Get Report 12-month price target, EPS estimates were raised at UBS. Driven by huge billings growth with relatively little competition, UBS said. $70 price target and buy rating.

Scotts Miracle-Gro(SMG) - Get Report was upgraded at BMO Capital to outperform from market perform. Twelve-month price target is $67. Estimates were also increased following positive consumer surveys, BMO Capital said.

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Siri XM Radio(SIRI) - Get Report was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Xilinx(XLNX) - Get Report was downgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $50. Company may struggle to achieve guidance, Credit Suisse said.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Amphenol(APH) - Get Report 12-month price target was raised at UBS. Driven by broad-based strength across several end markets, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $96. Neutral rating.

Boeing(BA) - Get Report estimates, 12-month price target were raised at J.P. Morgan. Price target is now $167. Estimates were also increased as the company is realizing higher margins, J.P. Morgan said. Overweight rating.

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Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) price target was raised at UBS. Sales volume positive, but BCS volumes declined, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $59. Neutral rating.

Brinker International(EAT) - Get Report 12-month price target was cut at Barclays. Negative comps as dining fundamentals remain challenged, Barclays said. $60 price target and overweight rating.

Facebook(FB) - Get Report estimates, 12-month price target were increased at Oppenheimer. Estimates were raised through 2015. Company is seeing higher ad monetization and gross margins, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating and new 12-month price target of $79.

Facebook 12-month price target, EPS estimates were increased at Jefferies. Driven by accelerating revenue and soaring mobile ad business, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $85. Buy rating.

F5 Networks(FFIV) - Get Report 12-month price target was raised at UBS. Gaining traction in adjacent markets and better growth profile overall, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $112. Neutral rating.

Fortinet(FTNT) - Get Report 12-month price target was raised at Jefferies. Driven by growth reacceleration with outperformance in service provider sales and traction with enterprise large deal flow, Jefferies said. $26 price target and Buy rating.

Johnson Controls(JCI) - Get Report was cut from the Priority Stock List at Wells Fargo. Company has less earnings-upside potential, Wells Fargo said.

LPL Financial Holdings(LPLA) - Get Report 12-month price target was cut at UBS. Company missed on revenue with marginally higher expenses, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $53. Neutral rating.

Procter & Gamble(PG) - Get Report 12-month price target, EPS estimates were increased at UBS. Driven by strong execution on productivity plans, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $84. Neutral rating.

Texas Instruments(TXN) - Get Report numbers were boosted at Sterne Agee. Twelve-month price target is now $44. Estimates were also increased, given the company's new guidance, Sterne Agee said. Underperform rating.

Yum! Brands(YUM) - Get Report 12-month price target, EPS estimates were raised at Jefferies. China business is solid for fiscal 2014. $75 price target and hold rating.

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