Apple: Analysts' Upgrades, Downgrades - TheStreet

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CHANGE IN RATINGS

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

initiated at Cowen with an Outperform rating.

Franklin Resources

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downgraded at Goldman to Neutral from Buy on concerns with near-term organic growth prospects. Price target cut to $105 from $120.

Forest Oil

(FST)

downgraded at Goldman to Neutral from Buy on valuation.

Invesco

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reinstated at Goldman with a Buy rating and $24 price target. Expect Van Kampen acquisition to drive operating margin upside.

The Williams Company

(WMB) - Get Report

upgraded at Goldman to Conviction List Buy from Buy. WMB provides superior growth & income, Goldman Sachs said. Price target set at $28.

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STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Amazon.com

(AMZN) - Get Report

price target reduced at Citi to $175 from $180 to reflect euro weakness. Reiterate Buy rating.

Beazer Homes

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price target lower at Credit Suisse to $5 from $5.75 on weak housing data. Maintain Neutral rating.

First Solar

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price target increased at Citi to $140 from $125 on new capacity and better pricing in back half of 2010. Maintain Hold rating.

Hovnanian

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estimates trimmed at Credit Suisse through 2012 on further weakening in demand. Reiterate Underperform rating and $2 price target.

Kroger

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price target lifted at Citi to $23 from $21 on better-than-expected 1Q10 results. Maintain Hold rating.

Lincare

( LNCR) price target lowered at Barclays. LNCR price target cut to $34 from $50 to adjust for the company's 3-for-2 stock split. Reiterate Equal Weight rating.

The J.M. Smucker Company

(SJM) - Get Report

price target higher at Barclays, to $65 from $62 on solid 4Q10 results. Maintain Equal Weight rating.

SMART Modular Technologies

( SMOD) price target raised at Citi to $9 from $8.35 on strong sales outlook from Brazil. Maintain Hold rating.

T Rowe Price

(TROW) - Get Report

numbers lower at Citi. TROW price target cut to $57 from $60 on reduced EPS guidance. Estimates lowered through 2011. Reiterate Buy rating.

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