NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

American Electric

(AEP) - Get Report

was downgraded from Outperform to Perform at Oppenheimer. $36 price target. Midwest economy will likely not recover as quickly as expected, Oppenheimer said.

Atlas Pipeline Partners

(APL)

was upgraded at Barclays to Overweight from Equal Weight. Asset sale provides financial flexibility to invest in Marcellus growth, Barclays said. Price target increased to $19 from $16.

Coventry Health

( CVH) was upgraded at Leerink Swann from Market Perform to Outperform. Company is cutting costs and seeing favorable utilization trends, Leerink Swann said.

Digital Realty Trust

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was downgraded at Credit Suisse to Neutral from Outperform as its growth rate may contract in the medium term. Maintaining $68 price target.

Embraer

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was upgraded at Credit Suisse to Outperform from Underperform. Company is now entering a new up cycle supported by expanding backlog and earnings momentum, Credit Suisse said. Price target raised to $37 from $21.

Exelon

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was downgraded at UBS from Buy to Neutral. $40 price target. Company has exposure to falling commodity prices and faces a difficult rate case in Illinois, UBS said.

Genzyme

( GENZ) downgraded at Citigroup to Hold from Buy. Sanofi-Genzyme deal is getting closer, and Sanofi's board is suggested to have authorized a bid up to $70 a share, Citigroup said. Price target raised to $76 from $64.

Coca-Cola

(KO) - Get Report

upgraded at JP Morgan to Overweight from Neutral. Price target raised to $66 from $62. JP Morgan is maintaining 2010 EPS estimates of $3.42.

Linear Technology

(LLTC)

downgraded at Banc of America/Merrill Lynch to Underperform from Buy. Banc of America/Merrill Lynch said it has a cautious stance on the industrial and auto segments, and that its analysis suggests a sizeable overshoot in shipments vs. true demand/consumption. Price target cut to $30 from $33.

News Corp.

(NWSA) - Get Report

was initiated with a Buy rating at Collins Stewart. $18 price target. Cable and Broadcast divisions should continue to see improving fundamentals, Collins Stewart said.

QEP Resources

(QEP) - Get Report

downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna Financial. Valuation call, as the stock looks fully valued around $35, Susquehanna said.

Rue21

(RUE)

downgraded at Barclays to Equal Weight from Overweight. Gross margin pressure, EPS growth slows into 2011, Barclays said. Price target cut to $31 from $42.

JM Smucker

(SJM) - Get Report

downgraded at Jefferies from Buy to Hold. $64 price target. Company is facing increased competition in several key areas.

Venoco

( VQ) was downgraded at Wells Fargo from Outperform to Market Perform. Valuation call.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Arch Coal

(ACI) - Get Report

numbers reduced at Brean Murray. Shares of ACI now seen reaching $19, according to Brean Murray. Estimates also cut, given lower volumes. Sell rating.

American Axle & Manufacturing

(AXL) - Get Report

price target lifted by a dollar to $12 at Credit Suisse. Solid second-quarter results fueled by strong Truck Build, Credit Suisse said. Maintain Neutral rating.

Burger King

(BKC)

numbers cut at UBS. Shares of BKC now seen reaching $19, according to UBS. Estimates also lowered, gives the company's lower sales outlook. Neutral rating.

BorgWarner

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price target raised to $53 from $50 after the company posted better-than-expected second-quarter results, Credit Suisse said. Maintain Outperform rating.

BorgWarner

(BWA) - Get Report

estimates were raised through 2011 at UBS. Company is seeing margin gains and also buying back stock. Buy rating and new $54 price target.

Constellation Energy

( CEG) estimates lowered at UBS through 2011. Company is seeing weaker margins and a smaller contribution from NewEnergy, UBS said. Neutral rating and $33 price target.

Covance

(CVD)

estimates, target cut at Morgan Stanley. Estimates were reduced through 2011. Margins are falling and the company is seeing higher corporate expenses. Underweight rating and new $46 price target.

Chevron

(CVS) - Get Report

estimates were boosted through 2011 at UBS. Company raised its outlook, because of better downstream margins. Buy rating and $95 price target.

Endo Pharmaceuticals

(ENDP) - Get Report

shares now seen reaching $29, according to Jefferies. Estimates also upped, as the company boosted guidance and should see a benefit from the HTRN purchase. Buy rating.

Fortune Brands

( FO) estimates were raised through 2011, Morgan Stanley said. Company is seeing higher near-term demand in home-related products and spirits. Equal-weight rating and new $53 price target.

ITT

(ITT) - Get Report

estimates, target reduced at Morgan Stanley. Shares of ITT now seen reaching $58, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also cut, given lower defense orders. Equal-weight rating.

J.Crew Group

( JCG) price target cut at Barclays to $43 from $50. Expect sales trends to decelerate from first-quarter levels, Barclays said. Maintain Equal Weight rating.

Merck

(MRK) - Get Report

estimates boosted at UBS through 2011. Company is keeping costs low and performing well in a difficult environment. Buy rating and $45 price target.

ArcelorMittal

(MT) - Get Report

estimates reduced through 2011 at Deutsche Bank. Company is being hurt by currency losses and impairments. Buy rating and new $41 price target.

Northrop Grumman

(NOC) - Get Report

estimates upped through 2011 at Oppenheimer. Company is seeing better sales across the board. Outperform rating.

Newell Rubbermaid

(NWL) - Get Report

numbers reduced at Morgan Stanley. Shares of NWL now seen reaching $20, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also cut, Company is seeing higher operating costs. Overweight rating.

Pactiv Corp

( PTV) price target raised at Credit Suisse by a dollar to $35 on growth in private label waste bags, and a successful entry into primary packaging. Maintain Outperform rating.

Regal Entertainment

(RGC)

estimates lowered at Morgan Stanley through 2012. Box office numbers face several headwinds. Underweight rating and $13 price target.

Urban Outfitters

(URBN) - Get Report

price target decreased at Barclays to $33 from $41. Barclays said it sees an in-line third quarter and a tougher fourth quarter, Barclays said. Reiterate Equal Weight rating.

Wisconsin Energy

(WEC) - Get Report

numbers raised at Morgan Stanley.Shares of WEC now seen reaching $59, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, and the company is seeing higher industrial sales. Overweight rating.

Weyerhaeuser

(WY) - Get Report

estimates, target raised at UBS. Shares now seen reaching $19, according to UBS. Estimates also increased, given the company's better sales mix and lower tax rate. Buy rating.

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