NOW (DNOW) - Get NOW Inc. Report was initiated at Barclays with an equal-weight rating. Offers leverage to the upcycle in capital spending in the industry, Barclays said. Twelve-month price target is $33.

Exelon (EXC) - Get Exelon Corporation Report was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. Valuation call, with 12-month price target of $42.50, Jefferies said.

Medtronic (MDT) - Get Medtronic Plc (MDT) Report was upgraded at RBC Capital to outperform from sector perform. Twelve-month price target is $73. Covidien (COV) deal makes both financial and strategic sense, RBC Capital said.

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Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG) - Get Public Service Enterprise Group Inc Report was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. Driven by improving commodity outlook for forward power prices, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $44.

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