NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES

Boulder Brands (BDBD) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Home Bancshares (HOMB) - Get Report was upgraded to buy at Drexel Hamilton. $35 12-month price target. This was a valuation call, as the stock is down 23% year-to-date, said Drexel.

Home Bancshares (HOMB) - Get Report was upgraded to outperform from market perform at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. This was a valuation call, based on a $35 12-month price target, KBW said.

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Nordstrom (JWN) - Get Report was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Credit Suisse. $78 12-month price target. The credit card sale should lead to accelerating earnings growth, Credit Suisse said.

L-3 Communications (LLL) - Get Report was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Credit Suisse. $145 12-month price target. This was a valuation call, based on the company's attractive free cash flow, Credit Suisse said.

LeMaitre Vascular (LMAT) - Get Report was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NSM) was downgraded to hold from buy at Jefferies. $32 12-month price target. This was driven by lower servicing margins and slower UPB growth, Jefferies said.

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Protective Life (PL) was upgraded to buy from underperform at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $62 12-month price target. The company has the best free cash flow outlook in the industry, said BofA/Merrill.

CafePress (PRSS) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Prudential (PRU) - Get Report was upgraded to buy from hold at Deutsche Bank. $96 12-month price target. This was a valuation call, as the company is trading at a 20% discount to its peers, Deutsche said.

Torchmark (TMK) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. This was a valuation call, based on an $87 12-month price target, BofA/Merrill said.

Time Warner Telecom (TWTC) was upgraded to buy at Citigroup. $37 12-month price target. Expect revenue growth to accelerate and the company to return more capital to shareholders, said Citi.

Twitter (TWTR) - Get Report was upgraded to hold from sell at Wunderlich. $35 12-month price target. This was a valuation call, said Wunderlich.

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Viasat (VSAT) - Get Report was upgraded to outperform at Wells Fargo. The company has solid, long-term growth prospects, Wells said.

Walter Investment Management (WAC) was downgraded to hold from buy at Jefferies. $27 12-month price target. This was driven by increased compliance costs and potentially higher capital costs, said Jefferies.

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