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CHANGE IN RATINGS

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

was initiated with a Buy rating, Sterne Agee said. $300 price target. Company is clear market leader and still trades at a conservative valuation.

BB&T

(BBT) - Get Report

was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $34 price target. There are fewer chances for market share gains, given lower loan demand.

Brown-Forman

(BFB)

was upgraded from Sell to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Pricing should improve by midyear.

Hansen Natural

( HANS) was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $46 price target. Company should gain market share with

Monster

(MWW)

and only trades at 15 times expected 2011 earnings.

Intuit

(INTU) - Get Report

was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Jefferies said. $45 price target. Company should continue to deliver strong growth in the consumer tax market.

Impax Labs

(IPXL)

was initiated with a Buy rating, Jefferies said. $24 price target. Company has a strong pipeline and should continue to deliver earnings growth.

Marathon Oil

(MRO) - Get Report

was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Free cash flow improvement and change in earnings momentum starting in the second half of 2010. MRO also becoming an exploration play. Price target raised to $41 from $38.

Netflix

(NFLX) - Get Report

was initiated with an Outperform rating, Morgan Keegan said. Company is gaining market share against troubled competitors.

Qualcomm

(QCOM) - Get Report

was initiated with a Neutral rating, Sterne Agee said. Company is on the leading edge of technology, but still needs to see a reversal in pricing trends and design wins.

U.S. Bancorp

(USB) - Get Report

was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $27 price target. Valuation call, based on a $27 price target.

The Street Ratings

Top Rated Stocks by Industry

STOCK COMMENTS/EPS CHANGES

Agilent Technologies'

(A) - Get Report

2010 and 2011 EPS estimates were boosted to $1.76 and $2.20, respectively, Barclays said. The company had strong second-quarter results, Barclays noted. Maintain Overweight rating and $43 price target.

American Superconductor

(AMSC) - Get Report

price target lowered to $35, according to Citigroup. Estimates were also lowered, given lower volume trends. Hold rating.

TD Ameritrade

(AMTD) - Get Report

estimates were boosted through 2011, FBR Capital Markets said. Company is seeing better trading activity and short-term interest rates. Outperform rating and $23 price target.

Bucyrus

( BUCY) removed from the Conviction Buy list, Goldman Sachs said. Exposure to Europe, China and Australia is weighing on the stock. $84 price target.

Fluor

(FLR) - Get Report

target was raised to $64, UBS said. Backlog should rise and the stock deserves a higher multiple. Buy rating.

Interpublic Group

(IPG) - Get Report

estimates lowered through 2012 as dollar strengthens, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Price target lowered to $8.64 from $9.85. Neutral rating.

CarMax

(KMX) - Get Report

2011 and 2012 EPS estimates boosted to $1.25 and $1.37, respectively, Credit Suisse said. CAF improvement steady. Maintain Neutral rating and $23 price target.

Lincoln National

(LNC) - Get Report

now seen reaching $36, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also cut, given market conditions. Overweight rating.

Lowe's Companies

(LOW) - Get Report

estimates were raised through 2012, Goldman Sachs said. Company is seeing a higher EBIT margin and should repurchase more shares. Neutral rating and $29 price target.

Regency Energy Partners

( RGNC) price target increased a dollar to $25 after acquisition, Barclays said. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates declined to 9 cents and 6 cents, respectively. Overweight rating.

Textron

(TXT) - Get Report

was added to the Conviction Buy list, Goldman Sachs said. Company is most leveraged to a cyclical recovery. $30 price target.

Valspar

(VAL) - Get Report

shares now seen reaching $39, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, given the company's sales growth potential. Overweight rating.

Valspar

(VAL) - Get Report

now seen reaching $34, according to UBS. Estimates also increased, given the company's improving operating leverage. Neutral rating.

Zions Bancorporation

(ZION) - Get Report

now seen reaching $31, according to FBR Capital Markets. Estimates also upped, as credit continues to stabilize. Outperform rating.

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