AOL: Analysts' Upgrades, Dowgrades - TheStreet

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AES

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downgraded at Argus from Buy to Hold. Company had a poor third quarter and has limited upside potential over the next 12 months.

AOL

(AOL)

rated new Neutral at UBS. $24 price target. Company is in the early stages of a turnaround, but the stock could exhibit weakness in its early days of trading.

Franklin Resources

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rated new Hold at Jefferies. $115 price target. Stock is up 70% year-to-date, and investors may look to shift away from fixed-income investments.

Cree

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rated new Neutral at UBS. $55 price target. Valuation call, as gross margins will likely be flat in the near term.

Cenovus Energy

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rated new Neutral at Goldman. $30 price target. Company has mature natural gas assets that will outweigh potential from oil sands until 2011.

Disney

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rated new Hold at Needham. Company is facing difficult comparisons at its theme parks.

Dick's Sporting Goods

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upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Buy from Neutral. Price target raised to $28 from $23.

Eastman Chemical

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rated new Buy at Goldman. Coverage of EMN was started with a Buy rating. $72 price target. Company has cyclical leverage, with 70% of sales coming from economically sensitive areas.

Entropic Communications

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upgraded at Thomas Weisel to Overweight from Market Weight as the company is poised for significant revenue growth in 2010. Price target raised from $3.50 to $5. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates increased to $0.00 and $0.29, respectively.

Flextronics

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coverage reinstated at BofA/Merrill with a Neutral rating and $8.50 price target.

Jabil Circuit

( MEE) coverage reinstated at BofA/Merrill with a Buy rating and $16 price target.

Massey Energy

( MEE) downgraded at BMO to Market Perform. $39 price target. Valuation call, as met coal volumes should recover year-over-year.

Massey Energy

( MEE) upgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Overweight. $42 price target. Coal prices should benefit from higher international demand.

MSCI

( MXB) rated new Equal-weight at Morgan Stanley. $33 price target. Investments may weigh on margin expansion.

Mylan

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rated new Buy at Suntrust, Robinson Humphrey. $23 price target. Company will launch about 500 new products in 2010 and likely pay down debt.

Susser

(SUSS)

downgraded at BofA/Merrill to Underperform from Buy. Price target cut in half to $8 from $16.

Transdigm

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rated new Outperform at Oppenheimer. $60 price target. Worst of the commercial aerospace cycle has likely passed.

T. Rowe Price

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upgraded at Jefferies from Hold to Buy. $60 price target. Expect strong investment performance to drive growth.

Viacom

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rated new Buy at Jefferies. $40 price target. Well-established cable networks offer attractive value.

Cimarex Energy

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rated new Market Perform at FBR. $50 price target. Stock is already pricing in quality production growth.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Best Buy

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estimates raised at Morgan Stanley through 2011. Sales trends have been strong. Underweight rating.

Celanese

(CE) - Get Report

target, estimates boosted at Barclays. CE price target raised to $38 from $35 after meeting with management. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates increased to $1.69 and $2.82, respectively. Reiterate Overweight rating.

Quest Diagnostics

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target raised at Goldman to $51. Expect M&A to help resume growth. Sell rating.

Lululemon

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estimates raised at Credit Suisse. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates to $0.72 and $0.95, respectively. Reiterate Neutral rating and $27 price target.

Lululemon

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estimates boosted at Goldman through 2011. Company is seeing better sales growth. Buy rating and $35 price target.

Oracle

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estimates raised at Goldman through 2012. Company should benefit from higher IT spending and market share gains in middleware. Buy rating and $27 price target.

Southern Copper

( PCU) price target boosted at Credit Suisse to $31.50 from $26.50. Reiterate Underperform rating. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates set at $1.00 and $1.87, respectively.

Research in Motion

( RIMM) estimates upped at Kaufman through 2011. Company will likely benefit from new product momentum. Buy rating and $93 price target.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.