NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

EMC

(EMC)

rated new Buy at UBS. $20 price target. Company should see continued growth in the gross margin.

FARO Technologies

(FARO) - Get Report

initiated at Thomas Weisel with an Overweight rating and $24 price target. Analysts mentioned growth potential in under-penetrated markets, operating leverage, and relative valuation. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates set at -$0.58 and $0.34, respectively.

JDS Uniphase

(JDSU)

rated new Buy at Citigroup. $9.50 price target. Company has an attractive mix of growth businesses.

NRG Energy

(NRG) - Get Report

downgraded at UBS from Buy to Neutral. $26 price target. Company will be hurt by lower natural gas prices.

NRG Energy

(NRG) - Get Report

estimates cut at Goldman through 2012. Company is likely to repurchase fewer shares. Buy rating and $34 price target.

NetApp

(NAS)

rated new Buy at UBS. $36 price target. Company should benefit from a re-acceleration in the NAS market.

Vistaprint

(VPRT)

upgraded at Citigroup from Hold to Buy. $62 price target. Stock has pulled back and the company can deliver 20% annual earnings growth.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

American Eagle

(AEO) - Get Report

estimates lowered at UBS through 2011. Company is seeing higher operating costs. Neutral rating and $17 price target.

American Eagle

(AEO) - Get Report

estimates boosted at FBR through 2010. Comps are running negative in November, but margins should still expand. Outperform rating and $24 price target.

Amazon.com

(AMZN) - Get Report

estimates, target raised at Goldman. AMZN estimates were increased through 2011. Price competition is likely driving traffic to the site. Buy rating and new $146 price target.

Atwood Oceanics

(ATW)

numbers increased at Goldman. Shares of ATW now seen reaching $41. Estimates also raised, as the company is realizing lower costs. Neutral rating.

Blue Coat

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( BCSI) estimates, target boosted at FBR. Shares of BCSI now seen reaching $22. Estimates also increased, to match the company's new guidance. Market Perform rating.

Concho Resources

(CXO) - Get Report

target higher, estimates changed at Barclays. Barclays increased CXO price target to $40 from $31 on recent acquisition activity. 2009 EPS estimate raised to $1.35, 2010 cut by 5 cents to $1.75. Maintain Equal Weight rating.

Dollar Tree

(DLTR) - Get Report

numbers boosted at Morgan Stanley. DLTR estimates were raised through 2012. Company is seeing higher margins. Overweight rating and new $60 price target.

Foot Locker

(FL) - Get Report

estimates lowered at UBS. FL estimates were cut through 2011. Company continues to post sluggish sales trends. Neutral rating and $10 price target.

Heinz

(HNZ)

price target raised at Barclays. HNZ price target boosted to $43 from $40. 2010 EPS estimate raised to $2.86 from $2.81. Maintain Equal Weight rating.

International Paper

( JCG) numbers raised at Goldman. Shares of IP now seen reaching $30. Estimates also boosted, to reflect higher containerboard prices. Buy rating.

J Crew

( JCG) numbers boosted at Credit Suisse. JCG 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates raised to $1.83 and $2.06, respectively, Credit Suisse said. 3Q results shattered consensus estimates. Reiterate Outperform rating and $45 price target.

J. Crew

( JCG) estimates, target raised at FBR. JCG estimates were increased through 2010. Company posted record margins and should still be able to exceed conservative guidance. Outperform rating and new $50 price target.

Medtronic

(MDT) - Get Report

price target, estimates increased at Barclays. Barclays raised MDT price target to $51 from $48 after reporting better than expected 2Q results. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates raised to $3.18 and $3.57, respectively. Reiterate Overweight rating.

Medtronic

(MDT) - Get Report

estimates boosted at Morgan Stanley. MDT estimates were raised through 2011. Company increased guidance, as visibility is improving. Equal-weight rating.

Micron

(MU) - Get Report

estimates boosted at UBS. MU estimates were raised through 2011. Expect memory supply to remain low through 2010. Buy rating and $9 price target.

Scripps Networks

(SNI)

estimates, target raised at Goldman. SNI estimates were increased through 2012. Seeing higher network ad growth. Neutral rating and new $37 price target.

WMS Industries

(WMS) - Get Report

estimates raised at Goldman. WMS estimates were boosted through 2012. Company is likely to buyback stock. Buy rating.

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