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CHANGE IN RATINGS

Ametek

(AME) - Get Report

upgraded at Baird from Neutral to Outperform, Robert Baird said. $53 price target. Company is leveraged to mid-to-late cycle growth.

Franklin Resources

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rated new Neutral at UBS. $104 price target. Limited upside potential.

BlackRock

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rated new Buy at UBS. $218 price target. Despite size, still room to grow organically.

Ball

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upgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Beverage can business should outperform other packaging markets.

BP plc

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upgraded at Jefferies from Hold to Buy, Jefferies said. The opening of the Macondo legal process to provide further incentive for settlement.

Continental Resources

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downgraded at Canaccord from Buy to Hold, Canaccord Genuity said. Valuation call, based on a $79 price target.

ConocoPhillips

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downgraded at Jefferies to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $75 price target. Downstream spin will cause a pause in 2012.

Covidien

(COV)

downgraded at to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Company is facing lower end-market demand.

Cree

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upgraded at Kaufman from Sell to Hold, Kaufman Bros. said. $24 price target. Company is cutting costs and expectations have been reset to a reasonable level.

EMC

(EMC)

upgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Company also added to the Analyst Focus List. Company is gaining market share and has strong operating leverage. $28 price target.

Firstmerit

(FMER)

upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Graphic Packaging

(GPK) - Get Report

upgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, as demand should remain steady.

Invesco

(IVZ) - Get Report

rated new Buy at UBS. $25 price target. Improving performance driving better flows.

Lennar

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downgraded at KBW to Market Perform. Valuation call, based on a $23 price target.

Packaging

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downgraded at JP Morgan from Overweight to Underweight, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, based on a $29 price target.

Qlik Technologies

(QLIK)

upgraded at Jefferies to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $31 price target. Next generation analytics is a good theme.

Stryker

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downgraded at Citigroup from Buy to Neutral, Citigroup said. $55 price target. Company is cutting costs, but sales remain soft.

T. Row Price

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rated new Neutral at UBS. $61 price target. Limited upside potential.

Urabn Outfitters

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upgraded at Wedbush from Underperform to Neutral, Wedbush said. Valuation call, based on a $25 price target.

Wesco

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upgraded at Baird to Outperform, Robert Baird said. $69 price target. Industry outlook is improving for 2012.

Williams-Sonoma

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downgraded at Piper from Overweight to Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. $37 price target. Company is using increased promotional activity.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Avon

(AVP) - Get Report

estimates, target lowered at BMO through 2013, BMO Capital said. Company is hurt by the stronger dollar. Outperform rating and new $24 price target.

Colgate-Palmolive

(CL) - Get Report

numbers cut at BMO. Shares of CL now seen reaching $90, according to BMO Capital. Company is facing unfavorable currency rates. Market Perform rating.

Chevron

(CVX) - Get Report

estimates reduced at Morgan Stanley through 2012, Morgan Stanley said. Refining is running at breakeven, the company is seeing lower production and higher corporate expenses. Overweight rating and $137 price target.

Chevron estimates lowered at UBS through 2012, UBS said. Weak R&M and negative Fx impact. Buy rating and $127 price target.

Chevron target raised at Jefferies. Shares of CVX now seen reaching $125, Jefferies said. World class project portfolio. Buy rating.

IAC/InterActiveCorp

(IACI)

numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of IACI now seen reaching $57, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on strong Match and Ask trends. Outperform rating.

Lear Corp

(LEA) - Get Report

numbers lowered at UBS. Shares of LEA now seen reaching $56, according to UBS. Estimates also lowered as company guidance comes in below consensus. Buy rating.

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse through 2014, Credit Suisse said. PC demand remains weak. Outperform rating and new $34 price target.

Starbucks

(SBUX) - Get Report

estimates, target raised at UBS. Shares of SBUX now seen reaching $52, according to UBS. Estimates also increased as single serve momentum continues. Buy rating.

Supervalu

(SVU)

numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of SVU now seen reaching $8, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on difficult road ahead. Hold rating.

Supervalu estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse. Shares of SVU now seen reaching $7, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given lower realized sales. Neutral rating.

Visa

(V) - Get Report

estimates, target raised at Guggenheim. Shares of V now seen reaching $130, according to Guggenheim. Estimates also increased, as the company has an effective share repurchase program. Overweight rating.

Wynn Resorts

(WYNN) - Get Report

estimates reduced at BMO. WYNN estimates were cut through 2013, BMO Capital said. Macau growth may not exceed current expectations. Outperform rating and $167 price target.

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