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Acacia Research

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downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Allstate

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upgraded at Argus from Hold to Buy, Argus Research said. Valuation call, based on a $36 price target.

HomeAway

(AWAY)

upgraded at Citigroupto Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $33 price target. Clear market leadership and its network effects.

CF Industries

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downgraded at Citigroup to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $194 price target. Dealers should end the season empty.

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Darden Restaurants

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added to US 1 list at BofA Merrill. $62 price target. Improved earnings visibility should boost valuation.

Greif

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upgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, as the stock is down 27% over the past 8 months.

Harman

(HAR)

rated new Underweight at Morgan Stanley. Coverage of HAR was started with an Underweight rating, Morgan Stanley said. Valuation call, based on a $40 price target.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

(IRDW)

downgraded at Wedbush to Underperform from Outperform, Wedbush said. $8 price target. Updated launch expenses leads to significant anticipated funding gap.

Jabil Circuit

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downgraded at Needham from Strong Buy to Buy, Needham said. $29 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 33% year-to-date.

MetLife

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added to US 1 List at BofA Merrill. $56 price target. Anticipate share buybacks and dividends will be substantial in 2012.

Sonoco Products

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upgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Stock has underperformed and industry fundamentals could be near a bottom.

Weyerhaeuser

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upgraded at BMO to Market Perform from Underperform, BMO Capital Markets said. $23 price target. Expected recovery in the Chinese log market 2H12.

Zynga

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downgraded at JP Morgan to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, based on a $15 price target.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Chesapeake Energy

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estimates raised at Oppenheimer through 2013, Oppenheimer said. Strong response to weak natural gas prices. Outperform rating.

Cooper Companies

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numbers increased at BMO through 2013, BMO Capital said. Company will likely boost guidance. Market Perform rating and new $77 price target.

Darden Restaurants

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numbers upped at Credit Suisse. DRI estimates were boosted through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Company is realizing higher comp sales growth. Neutral rating and new $49 price target.

Foot Locker

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numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of FL now seen reaching $36, according to Citigroup. Estimates also increased on better than expected comp and operating margin guidance. Buy rating.

Genesco

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estimates, target raised at Piper. Shares of GCO now seen reaching $80, according to Piper Jaffray. Estimates also increased, as higher sales are driving margin expansion. Overweight rating.

Las Vegas Sands

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numbers boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of LVS now seen reaching $64, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company can continue to generate solid growth.

Molycorp

(MCP)

estimates cut at Morgan Stanley through 2014, Morgan Stanley said. REO prices are down 25% year-to-date. Overweight rating and $81 price target.

Medicis

(MRX)

estimates raised at Jefferies through 2013, Jefferies said. Zyclara launch is first in three years. Buy rating.

Oasis Petroleum

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target lowered at Jefferies. Shares of OAS now seen reaching $31, Jefferies said. Cost containment is impressive. Hold rating.

Pier 1 Imports

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numbers raised at Oppenheimer.Shares of PIR now seen reaching $20, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on further room to run. Outperform rating.

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