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Arch Coal

(ACI) - Get Albertsons Companies, Inc. Class A Report

was upgraded at BMO Capital from underperform to market perform. $8 price target. Met coal fundamentals appear to be improving, BMO said.

Alpha Natural

(ANR)

was upgraded at BMO from underperform to market perform. $8 price target. Estimates were also increased, given the company's new guidance, BMO said.

Arotech

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upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

First PacTrust Bancorp

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upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

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BB&T

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was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy. Stock is attractive, following a 15% pullback, BofA/Merrill said. $32 price target.

Berry Plastics

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was initiated with an outperform rating at Wells Fargo. Company offers innovative products and can pay down debt, Wells Fargo said.

Bristol-Myers Squibb

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was downgraded at BMO Capital to market perform from outperform. $37 price target. A number of pipeline setbacks this year, BMO Capital said.

Caterpillar

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was downgraded at JP Morgan from overweight to neutral. $90 price target. Company has high inventory levels and faces lower mining spending, JP Morgan said.

Comerica

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was upgraded at Citigroup from sell to neutral. $28 price target. Stock is down 11% over the past seven months, Citi said.

Disney

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was upgraded at Citi from neutral to buy. $54 price target. Recent acquisitions should boost future growth, Citi said.

Garmin

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was downgraded at Goldman Sachs from neutral to sell. $34 price target. Company is seeing lower demand for personal navigation and fitness devices, Goldman said.

Hibbett Sports

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was upgraded at Needham from hold to buy. Stock is down about 15% from its recent highs, Needham said. $61 price target.

JC Penney

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was downgraded at Credit Suisse from neutral to underperform. $15 price target. Estimates were also cut, as management is struggling to turn the business around, Credit Suisse said.

Johnson & Johnson

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was downgraded at Jefferies to hold from buy. $75 price target. Easy money has been made, Jefferies said.

Merck

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was upgraded at BMO Capital to outperform from market perform. $50 price target. Positive data from two early-stage products, BMO Capital said.

Nelnet

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was upgraded at Credit Suisse from neutral to outperform. $33 price target. Estimates were also boosted, given loan purchases and higher realized net interest margin, Credit Suisse said.

NYSE Euronext

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was upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus from hold to buy. $27 price target. Stock is attractively valued at a 52-week low, Stifel Nicolaus said.

Telephone & Data

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was upgraded at Citigroup from neutral to buy. $27 price target. Management is selling assets while it is faced with with increased competition, Citi said.

Tripadvisor

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was upgraded at Morgan Stanley from underweight to overweight. $41 price target. Company is changing its monetization strategy and remains leveraged to higher hotel shopper growth, Morgan Stanley said.

US Cellular

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was upgraded at Citigroup from neutral to buy. $42 price target. Wireless asset purchase should be accretive to shareholder value, Citi said.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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was downgraded at Credit Suisse from outperform to neutral. $48 price target. Company will likely see lower Incivek sales, Credit Suisse said.

Western Union

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was upgraded at DA Davidson to neutral from underperform. $13 price target. At current prices, downside appears minimal, DA Davidson said.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Ameren

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estimates, target reduced at UBS. AEE estimates were cut through 2013, UBS said. Company is seeing slower usage trends. Neutral rating and new $32 price target.

Citigroup

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added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill. C was placed on the US 1 list, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. The company trades at a discount to its peers, but its recovery is clearly on track. $45 price target.

Celgene

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target raised at Jefferies to $94, Jefferies said. Abraxane shows survival benefit. Buy rating.

Generac Holdings

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numbers raised at BMO. Shares of GNRC now seen reaching $42, BMO said. Estimates also increased on recent storm caused demand. Outperform rating.

Heartware

(HTWR)

estimates, target cut at UBS. Shares of HTWR now seen reaching $100, according to UBS. Estimates also reduced, given slower international growth and expected adoption of HVAD. Buy rating.

Medivation

(MDVN)

numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of MDVN now seen reaching $62, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on Xtandi beat. Buy rating.

Pfizer

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numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of PFE now seen reaching $27, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on revenue miss. Buy rating.

STRATEGY CALLS / MARKET CALLS

Technology and Media sectors downgraded at Wells from market-weight to underweight, Wells Fargo said. The Media sector was also cut from Overweight to Market-weight. Groups are leveraged to slower business spending.

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