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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:

Activision Blizzard

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upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Autodesk

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upgraded at Wedbush to outperform from neutral, Wedbush said. $45 price target. Positive checks and economic data.

Affiliated Managers Group

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downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. $155 price target. Valuation call.

Black Box

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upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Chesapeake Energy

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upgraded at Stifel from hold to buy. $25 price target. Expect that some or all of the company's assets are now for sale, following the departure of the CEO.

Hub Group

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downgraded at Stifel from buy to hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Valuation call, based on a $39 price target.

Illinois Tool Works

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downgraded at BMO to market perform from outperform. $67 price target. Valuation call.

OpenTable

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downgraded at Oppenheimer to perform from outperform. $54 price target. Valuation and risk of new product introduction.

Potlatch

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downgraded at DA Davidson from neutral to underperform. Valuation call, based on a $40 price target.

Yum! Brands

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downgraded at Bernstein to Market-Perform from Outperform, Bernstein said. $72 price target. Lowered outlook for China comps and unit growth.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Amazon.com

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target raised at Jefferies. Shares of AMZN now seen reaching $330, Jefferies said. Margin and operating income better than expected. Buy rating.

Amazon.com numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of AMZN now seen reaching $325, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on gross margin upside. Outperform rating.

Boston Scientific

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numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of BSX now seen reaching $7, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on recent pipeline acquisitions. Perform rating.

Continental Resources

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target raised at Jefferies to $98, Jefferies said. Adjusting ahead of the quarter. Buy rating.

Canadian Pacific Railway

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numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of CP now seen reaching $105, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on solid revenues and better cost management. Hold rating.

Salesforce.com

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target raised at Oppenheimer to $200, Oppenheimer said. Gaining middleware share. Outperform rating.

EMC

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numbers cut at BMO. Shares of EMC now seen reaching $28, BMO said. Estimates also lowered on quarterly results. Outperform rating.

International Paper

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target raised at UBS to $46, UBS said. Some upside if IP can deliver on runway. Buy rating.

Eli Lilly

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numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of LLY now seen reaching $60, Citigroup said. Estimates also increased as stronger base undervalues Ramucirumab call option. Buy rating.

Pentair

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target raised at Oppenheimer to $57, Oppenheimer said. Plan in full swing. Perform rating.

Valero

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numbers raised at UBS. Shares of VLO now seen reaching $48, UBS said. Estimates also increased to reflect higher capture rates in Gulf Coast. Buy rating.

Valero numbers raised at Oppeneheimer. Shares of VLO now seen reaching $55, Oppeneheimer said. Estimates also raised on share buyback and dividend growth. Outperform rating.

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