RIM: Analysts' Upgrades, Dowgrades - TheStreet

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

AOL

(AOL)

rated new Neutral at Goldman Sachs. $27 price target. Decline in access business is slowing and should be offset in a recovery in the advertising business.

BofA/Merrill assuming coverage on

Apache

(APA) - Get Report

with a Buy rating. Price target raised to $128 from $110.

Carefusion

(CFN)

rated new Buy at UBS. $29 price target. Company can deliver consistent revenue growth.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

(GMG)

initiated at BofA/Merrill with a Neutral rating and $95 price target.

Chevron

(CVX) - Get Report

reinstated at BofA/Merrill with a Buy rating and $105 price target. A string of new projects over the past 18 months will fuel growth that leads peer group.

EMC

(EMC)

upgraded at Goldman to Buy from Neutral. Stock was also added to the Conviction List. Valuation call, based on a $21 price target.

Hess

(HES) - Get Report

reinstated at BofA/Merrill Lynch with a Buy rating and $75 price target. The market coming to appreciate HES' potential in Bakken shale will drive 2010 outperformance.

LSI

(LSI) - Get Report

rated new Buy at UBS. $8.50 price target. Company is positioned well for growth in multiple markets.

NetApp

(NTAP) - Get Report

downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral. Stock also removed from the Conviction List. Valuation call, based on a $35 price target.

Occidental Petroleum

(OXY) - Get Report

reinstated at BofA/Merrill with a Buy rating and $105 price target. Analysts expecting multi-year period of growth.

Southern Company

(SO) - Get Report

rated new Neutral at Goldman. $32 price target. Estimates are above consensus, but the company's premium multiple could compress.

Constellation Brands

(STZ) - Get Report

upgraded at Goldman from Sell to Neutral. $16 price target. Stock is now pricing in challenges in the domestic wine market.

UHS

(UHS) - Get Report

upgraded at UBS from Neutral to Buy. $38 price target. Hospital checks suggest the company should post strong fourth quarter results.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Accenture

(ACN) - Get Report

target cut, estimate raised at Barclays. Price target lowered by a dollar to $44. 2010 EPS estimate increased by 2 cents to $2.69, 2011 introduced at $2.98. Maintain Equal Weight rating.

Accenture

(ACN) - Get Report

target boosted at to $41. Company has a good pipeline, but bookings and revenue conversion didn't follow through. Neutral rating.

Analog Devices

(ADI) - Get Report

estimates, target boosted at Citigroup. Shares of ADI now seen reaching $40. Estimates also raised, as a reorganization should set the company back on the right track. Buy rating.

Amazon.com

(AMZN) - Get Report

estimates, target raised at UBS. Shares now seen reaching $160. Estimates also boosted, to reflect better traffic growth and the recent Zappos acquisition. Buy rating.

Beckman Coulter

(BEC)

target boosted, estimates changed at Barclays. Price target raised to $76 from $70. 2009 EPS estimate tweaked down to $3.81, 2010 increased to $4.53. Overweight rating.

Dana Holding

(DAN) - Get Report

target higher, estimate lower at Barclays. Price target raised by a dollar to $13. 2009 EPS estimate maintained at -$0.79, 2010 dropped 10 cents to $0.35. Overweight rating.

Discover Financial

(DFS) - Get Report

added to Top Picks List at FBR Capital Markets. Sell-off creates a buying opportunity. Outperform rating and $19 price target.

Ericsson

(ERIC) - Get Report

target lower, estimate tweaked at Barclays. ERIC price target cut by 50 cents to $8.50. 2009 EPS estimate maintained at $0.48, 2010 raised by a penny to $0.66. Underweight rating.

General Mills

(GIS) - Get Report

numbers increased at Goldman. Shares now seen reaching $77. Estimates also boosted, to match the company's new guidance. Neutral rating.

GSI Commerce

(GSIC)

numbers boosted at Morgan Stanley. Shares now seen reaching $30. Estimates also raised, to reflect robust e-commerce trends. Overweight rating.

Great Plains Energy

(GXP)

price target increased at Barclays to $21 from $19. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates maintained at $1.17 and $1.36, respectively. Equal Weight rating.

Medicis Pharma

(MRX)

numbers increased at UBS. Shares now seen reaching $26. Estimates also raised, to reflect better prescription data. Neutral rating.

Nike

(NKE) - Get Report

estimates, target increased at Goldman. NKE estimates were raised through 2012. Company is seeing a meaningful improvement in sales across the globe. Buy rating and new $78 price target.

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Report

target, estimates boosted at Barclays by a dollar to $27. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates improved to $1.59 and $1.77, respectively. Maintain Overweight rating.

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Report

numbers boosted at FBR. Estimates were raised through 2011. License upside is driving margins higher. Outperform rating and new $27 price target.

Palm

(PALM)

estimates, target lowered at UBS. Estimates were cut through 2011. Company is seeing weaker sell-through. Neutral rating and new $12 price target.

Pentair

(PNR) - Get Report

estimates, target raised at Goldman. Shares now seen reaching $37. Estimates also increased, to reflect higher expected technical products revenue. Neutral rating.

Pentair

(PNR) - Get Report

numbers lowered at FBR. Shares now seen reaching $34. Company guided 2010 earnings below consensus. Market Perform rating and new $34 price target.

Research in Motion

(RIMM)

numbers raised at UBS. Estimates were increased through 2011. Company boosted guidance, and addressed other issues on the conference call. Neutral rating and new $72 price target.

Southwestern Energy

(SWN) - Get Report

numbers raised at UBS. Shares now seen reaching $62. Estimates also boosted, to reflect higher production rates. Buy rating.

United Technologies

numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares now seen reaching $80. Estimates also increased, to reflect better cost controls. Buy rating.

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