Change in Ratings

Affiliated Computer Services

( ACS) upgraded at Goldman to buy from neutral based on confidence in near-term results and potential outperformance in weak macro backdrop. Believe business model is relatively insulated from modest cutbacks in state spending. Price target raised to $62 from $52.

CB Richard Ellis

(CBG)

downgraded at Citigroup from buy to hold with a $26 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 54% over the past three months.

Consol Energy

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upgraded at Merrill from neutral to buy with a $100 price target. Estimates also raised to reflect higher steam and metallurgical coal prices.

Ford

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downgraded at Citigroup from hold to sell with an $8.50 price target. Tracinda investment may help place a floor on the stock, though the fundamental outlook remains bleak.

Symantec

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downgraded at Morgan Keegan to market perform. Valuation call, even though near-term earnings should exceed expectations.

Tenet Healthcare

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downgraded at Deutsche from buy to hold with a $7.25 price target. Stock has rallied to within 10% of fair value, though the company will likely continue to improve its balance sheet in the coming quarters.

Wachovia

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upgraded at Deutsche from hold to buy with a $35 price target. Company will likely not have to raise more capital, and the stock appears attractive relative to the franchise value.

XL Capital

(XL) - Get Report

upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral based on valuation. See shares trading close to book value and note that probability of SCA worst-case scenario remains low. Price target raised to $40 from $33.

Stock Comments/EPS Changes

Potash

(POT)

numbers raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares of POT now seen reaching $168. Estimates also raised, to match the company's new guidance. Demand should remain strong, given firm farm commodity prices. Equal-weight rating.

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