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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Constellation Energy

(CEG)

downgraded at Barclays to Equal Weight from Overweight due to uncertainty on financial reform impacts. Price target dropped to $36 from $39.

Chesapeake

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upgraded at Baird from Neutral to Outperform. $35 price target. Valuation call, given a more upbeat outlook for the industry.

Dominion Resources

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upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Underweight to Equal-weight. $39 price target. Company deserves a premium multiple.

Dell

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upgraded at UBS from Neutral to Buy. $15.50 price target. Estimates cut because of market share losses, but the company can still benefit from the PC refresh cycle.

Entertainment Properties Trust

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upgraded at Citi to Buy from Hold on dividend growth and reduced risk profile. Maintain $46 price target.

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Ford

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upgraded at Citi to Hold from Sell. Valuation call. Maintain $10 price target.

Forest Labs

(FRX)

initiated at Credit Suisse with a Neutral rating and $27 price target. FRX has both one of the largest patent cliff and pipeline replacement potential.

Hess

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downgraded at Morgan Stanley to Equal-weight. $65 price target. Company is hurt by uncertainty in the Gulf and has limited near-term drilling prospects.

Heartland Express

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initiated at Piper Jaffray. Initiated with a Neutral rating and $17 price target. Introduces 2010 EPS estimates of $0.62.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

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initiated at Credit Suisse with a Neutral rating and $14 price target. Linaclotide is a potential best in class prescription drug.

JB Hunt

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initiated at Piper Jaffray. Initiated with an Overweight rating and $42 price target. Introduces 2010 EPS estimates of $1.52.

Janus Capital

(JNS)

upgraded at Citi to Buy from Hold on a tactical trading opportunity. Maintain $13 price target.

Knight Transportation

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initiated at Piper Jaffray. Initiated with a Neutral rating and $23 price target. Introduces 2010 EPS estimates of $0.76.

Sonoco Products

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resumed and upgraded at Goldman with a Neutral rating and $34 price target. Stock is already largely pricing in a cyclical earnings recovery.

Smith & Wesson

(SWHC)

upgraded at Merriman from Neutral to Buy. Company had a strong quarter and should benefit from an improving backlog.

Wisconsin Energy

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downgraded at Baird from Outperform to Neutral. $55 price target. Valuation call, given the new sector outlook.

Werner Enterprises

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initiated at Piper Jaffray. Initiated with an Overweight rating and $28 price target. Introduces 2010 EPS estimates of $1.07.

Weingarten

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upgraded at Citi to Buy from Hold. Attractive valuation, well positioned balance sheet, and improving portfolio conditions. Maintain $24 price target.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Anadarko Petroleum

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target lowered at Goldman to $50. Gulf spill will continue to weigh on the stock. Neutral rating.

Apollo Group

(APOL)

estimates changed at Barclays. APOL 2010 EPS estimate increased to $5.32, 2011 lowered to $5.52. An accelerated orientation program rollout will limit near-term profit growth. Maintain Overweight rating and $68 price target.

Avago Technologies

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added to Top Picks list at Citigroup. $28 price target. Positive meeting with management suggests that business is on track and that the company will continue to pay down debt.

Cadence Pharmaceuticals

(CADX)

price target lower at BofA/Merrill. CADX price target trimmed to $8 from $11 on more conservative Ofirmev sales. Maintain Neutral rating.

Campbell Soup

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target increased at UBS to $37. Company should achieve near-term goals, given non-soup growth and cost controls. Neutral rating.

Home Depot

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price target trimmed at Barclays to $37 from $40 as home improvement spending remains volatile. Maintain Overweight rating.

Lazard

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price target cut at BofA/Merrill to $36 from $47. M&A backlog continues to rise, but the pace of closings will be slower in 2H10. Reiterate Buy.

Verizon

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price target cut at BofA/Merrill to $29 from $32 to reflect the disposition of access lines to Frontier. Maintain Neutral rating.

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