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Allergan

(AGN) - Get Allergan plc Report

upgraded at William Blair. Rating raised to Outperform from Market Perform. Raises 2009 EPS estimates to $2.74 from $2.65.

Abercrombie & Fitch

(ANF) - Get Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Class A Report

upgraded at Barclays. Rating raised to Overweight from Equal-weight. Price target raised to $35 from $22. 2009 EPS estimates raised to $0.89 from $0.81.

Franklin Resources

(BEN) - Get Franklin Resources, Inc. Report

upgraded at Goldman Sachs. Rating raised to Buy from Neutral. Price target raised to $100 from $68. 2009 EPS estimates raised to $3.44 from $2.55.

Burger King

(BKC)

downgraded at JP Morgan. Rating lowered to Neutral from Overweight. Price target lowered to $19 from $21. 2009 EPS estimates lowered to $1.36 from $1.38.

Comfort Systems

(FIX) - Get Comfort Systems USA, Inc. Report

downgraded at Goldman to Sell from Neutral due to non-residential construction headwinds. Management recently stated that its outlook is cautious and weak due to its leverage in the non-residential construction market. Maintained $9 target price.

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Genzyme

( GENZ) downgraded at UBS. Rating lowered to Neutral from Buy. Price target lowered to $55 from $67. Maintains 2009 EPS estimates of $2.60.

Google

(GOOG) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class C Report

upgraded at Brigantine Advisors. Rating raised to Buy from Hold. Price target raised to $600 from $445. Maintains 2009 EPS estimates of $21.91.

Gap

(GPS) - Get Gap, Inc. Report

upgraded at Barclays. Rating raised to Overweight from Equal Weight. Price target raised to $21 from $18. 2009 EPS estimates raised to $1.26 from $1.25.

ITT Corp

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downgraded at Goldman to Neutral from Buy. The firm cites that there are better alternatives in the industry that provide a better upside to current estimates, more optimal end market exposure, and stronger balance sheet optionality. Price target increased to $52 from $48.

J Crew

( JCG) upgraded at Brean Murray. Rating raised to Buy from Hold. Introduces $35 price target. Maintains fiscal 2010 EPS estimates of $1.15.

JCPenney

(JCP) - Get J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Report

upgraded at Thomas Weisel. Rating raised to Market Weight from Underweight. Price target raised to $28 from $19. 2009 EPS estimates lowered to $0.76 from $0.80.

Janus Capital

(JNS)

upgraded at Goldman Sachs. Rating raised to Neutral from Sell. Price target raised to $14 from $10. Maintains 2009 EPS estimates of $0.37.

3M

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upgraded at Goldman Sachs to Buy from Neutral as the firm believes that a higher valuation is warranted. Supporting themes include an attractive early/short cycle exposure, potential upward revision of their EPS estimates, best balance sheet optionality, and the potential for better organic growth this cycle with 2Q optical film performance suggesting technology leadership is alive and well. Increased target price to $85 from $78.

Nasdaq OMX Group

I:IXIC

upgraded at Pali. Rating raised to Neutral from Sell. Establishes a $19-$23 valuation range. Lowers 2009 EPS estimates to $1.75 from $1.85.

O'Reilly Automotive

(ORLY) - Get O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. Report

downgraded at FBR. Rating lowered to Underperform from Market Perform. Price target lowered to $36.50 from $42.00. Maintains 2009 EPS estimates of $1.96.

Public Services Group

(PEG) - Get Public Service Enterprise Group Inc Report

upgraded at Wells Fargo. Rating raised to Outperform from Market Perform. Valuation range raised from $32-$34 to $36-$37. 2009 EPS estimates raised to $3.15 from $3.05.

Regions Financial

(RF) - Get Regions Financial Corporation Report

downgraded at Goldman to Neutral from Buy. The decline in ratings was prompted by the stock slightly rallying and that credit has become worse since their June 11 upgraded. The co. has a tough road ahead as they have to work through the back end of early cyclical problems (land, homebuilder, Florida home equity) and the front end of late cyclical problems Maintained price target of $4.50.

Ross Stores

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downgraded at Barclays. Rating lowered to Equal-weight from Overweight. Maintains $45 price target and 2009 EPS estimates of $2.83.

Sunpower

( SPWRA) downgraded at Pacific Crest. Rating lowered to Underperform from Sector Perform. Lowers 2009 EPS estimates to $1.13 from $1.17.

United Therapeutics

(UTHR) - Get United Therapeutics Corporation Report

downgraded at Jefferies. Rating lowered to Hold from Buy. Price target lowered to $81 from $93. 2009 EPS estimates lowered to $1.76 from $2.51.

Wendys-Arbys Group

(WEN) - Get Wendy's Company Report

upgraded at UBS. Rating raised to Buy from Neutral. Price target raised to $5.50 from $4.90. Maintains 2009 EPS estimates of $0.18.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

American Electric Power

(AEP) - Get American Electric Power Company, Inc. Report

target raised at Goldman to $34 from $32. Cites valuation and near term earnings growth driven by rate base growth projects and rate cases. Maintained Buy rating.

Las Vegas Sands

(LVS) - Get Las Vegas Sands Corp. Report

estimates raised at Goldman to ($0.04) from ($0.10) due to a lower interest expense and lower preferred dividends due to the exchange of preferred stock for common equity.

Monster Worldwide

(MWW)

target raised at Goldman to $13.50 from $13. Increased estimates to $0.35 from $0.32. The co. was upbeat about stabilizing trends across the platform with customer tones improving in North America, small/medium size business trends ticked up QOQ, solid responses regarding Trovix, and Internet advertising fees declined by 5% YOY. Maintained Neutral rating.

Office Max

(OMX)

target raised at Credit Suisse to $12 from $10 given signs of stability throughout the business and an improving cash flow profile. Maintained Outperform rating.

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