Exxon Mobil (XOM) - Get Report was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Soleil Securities said. $79 price target. Company will likely be hurt by lower crude oil prices and refining margins.

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AOL

(AOL)

was initiated with a Hold rating, Citigroup said. $29 price target. Company will have a difficult time turning its business around, as a subscriber decline is weighing on EBITDA.

Barclays initiated coverage on

Dollar General

(DG) - Get Report

with an Overweight rating and $28 price target. Analysts still see growth potential. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at $1.23 and $1.57, respectively.

Dollar General was initiated with a Buy rating, Deutsche Bank said. $29 price target. Company is positioned well for long-term growth.

Coverage of Dollar General was started with a Buy rating, Citigroup said. $30 price target. Company should see continued strong sales and earnings momentum.

FPL Group

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2009 EPS estimate sunk to $3.97 from $4.18, 2010 maintained at $4.69, Barclays said. Reiterate Overweight rating and $59 price target.

Corning

(GLW) - Get Report

was upgraded from Hold to Buy, ThinkEquity said. LCD television market should be robust in 2010 and 2011.

Thomas Weisel upgraded

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Newport

(NEWP)

to Overweight from Market Weight on an imminent rebound in metrics driven by semiconductors and streamlining. Price target jumped to $12 from $8. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates increased to $0.12 and $0.44, respectively.

Credit Suisse enlarged

Norfolk Southern

(NSC) - Get Report

price target to $59 from $50. 2009 EPS estimate held at $2.82, 2010 increased to $3.25. Outperform rating.

Barclays upgraded

Schlumberger

(SLB) - Get Report

to Overweight from Equal Weight as the company is well positioned to benefit from another growth cycle in international exploration. Price target jumped to $73 from $64. 2009 EPS estimate maintained at $2.75, 2010 raised to $2.80.

SanDisk

(SNDK)

was upgraded from Hold to Buy, ThinkEquity said. $35 price target. Company seeing robust sales trends in NAND flash memory.

Coverage of

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

was resumed with an Overweight rating, Morgan Stanley said. Redesign of the homepage is driving higher usage. Online ad market also appears to be improving.

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