NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Avery Dennison

(AVY) - Get Report

upgraded at Baird from Neutral to Outperform. $45 price target. Margins should improve, aided by cost-cutting.

Biogen Idec

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upgraded at Merrill/BofA from Underperform to Neutral. $58 price target. New patents extend product protection and the company may soon deploy its $1 billion stock repurchase plan.

Fidelity National Financial

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downgraded at Barclays to Equal Weight from Overweight on lower mortgage volumes. Price target cut by a dollar to $15. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates lowered to $0.77 and $0.95, respectively.

Lear

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rated new Buy at Citigroup. $85 price target. Company looks attractive, following its reorganization.

Las Vegas Sands

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initiated at Barclays with an Overweight rating and $24 price target. Analysts believe the market is undervaluing the company's opportunities in Singapore and Macau. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates set at $0.07 and $0.28, respectively.

Moog

(MOG.A)

upgraded at Merrill/BofA from Underperform to Buy. $38 price target. Company should benefit from the upcoming commercial aerospace cycle.

Motorola

( MOT) rated new Underweight at Morgan Stanley. $8.75 price target. Valuation call, as the company is not expected to achieve material market share gains.

Palm

( PALM) rated new Outperform at Morgan Stanley. $14 price target. New carrier distribution should help drive growth in 2010.

Qualcomm

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upgraded at JMP from Market Perform to Outperform. $60 price target. Just conducted positive channel checks in the wireless industry.

Qualcomm

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rated new Outperform at Morgan Stanley. Coverage of QCOM was started with an Outperform rating. $57 price target. Company is highly leveraged to growth in communications equipment.

Research in Motion

( RIMM) rated new Overweight at Morgan Stanley. $90 price target. Company has attractive potential volume growth overseas.

Radio Shack

(RSH)

upgraded at Goldman to Buy. Stock was also added to the Conviction Buy list. $25 price target. Estimates raised, as the company has multiple potential growth drivers.

SPX

(SPW)

downgraded at Citigroup to Hold. Valuation call, based on a $59 price target. Consensus 2010 estimates also appear optimistic.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Apollo

(APOL)

estimates raised at Merrill/BofA through 2012. Company is leveraging investments in its operations. Neutral rating and $73 price target.

Salesforce.com

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target boosted at Merrill/BofA to $82, according to Merrill Lynch/Bank of America. Company will continue to benefit from the shift toward cloud computing. Buy rating.

Equinix

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estimates, target raised at Merrill/BofA. EQIX estimates were increased through 2011. See more bullish data center pricing going forward. Buy rating and new $130 price target.

Corning

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estimates, target boosted at Citigroup. Shares of GLW now seen reaching $24. Estimates also raised, to reflect higher expected glass pricing. Buy rating.

Nike

(NKE) - Get Report

estimates, target boosted at UBS. Shares of NKE now seen reaching $68. Estimates also raised, because of accelerating international orders and improving gross margins. Neutral rating.

News Corp.

(NWSA) - Get Report

numbers increased at UBS. Shares now seen reaching $15. Estimates also raised, to reflect ad strength and the recent retransmission agreements. Neutral rating.

Seagate Technology

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estimates, target raised at UBS. STX estimates were boosted through 2011. Demand is strong and management could raise near-term guidance. Buy rating and new $22 price target.

Molson Coors

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estimates, target lowered at UBS> Estimates were cut through 2010. Company will increase spending in Canada, around the Winter Olympics. US volume trends also remain soft. Buy rating and $55 price target.

Tenet Healthcare

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added to Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs. Expect earnings upside potential, driven by lower costs.

Western Digital

(WDC) - Get Report

numbers raised at UBS. Shares of WDC now seen reaching $52. Estimates also boosted, following positive channel checks. Buy rating.

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