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Autodesk

(ADSK) - Get Report

was upgraded to Buy from Neutral by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Recent weakness presents a buying opportunity, and Autodesk is also well-positioned to benefit from an upturn in the economy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said.

Amazon.com

(AMZN) - Get Report

was initiated with a Buy rating by Stifel Nicolaus, which said Amazon has multiple potential growth drivers. $160 price target.

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Aruba Networks

(ARUN)

was upgraded from Hold to Buy by Stifel Nicolaus, which said Aruba is seeing strong sales momentum across the board. $14 price target.

Carefusion

(CFN)

was upgraded from Equal Weight to Overweight by Morgan Stanley, which said an improved product mix and cost savings should boost future earnings. $32 price target.

Chico's FAS

(CHS) - Get Report

was upgraded from Hold to Buy by Citigroup, which said marketing efforts are driving higher sales. $16 price target.

Centerpoint Energy

(CNP) - Get Report

was initiated with a Buy rating by Deutsche Bank, which said Centerpoint has attractive shale assets and can deliver consistent growth. $16.50 price target.

Citrix Systems

(CTXS) - Get Report

was upgraded to Equal-weight by Morgan Stanley, which said Desktop Virtualization opportunity is at an inflection point. $53 price target.

CVS Caremark

(CVS) - Get Report

was initiated with a Positive rating by Susquehanna Financial, which said the company's PBM business should benefit from a continued shift toward generic drugs. $45 price target.

Dominion Resources

(D) - Get Report

was upgraded to Hold from Sell by Citigroup, which said the upgrade was a valuation call, based on a $42 price target.

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FedEx

(FDX) - Get Report

was upgraded to Buy from Hold by Stifel Nicolaus, which said the company trades at an attractive valuation and has potential operating leverage. $102 price target.

Gilead Sciences

(GILD) - Get Report

was downgraded to Neutral from Buy by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch on lack of visibility on EU price pressures to Gilead's core HIV business. Price target was lowered to $43 from $51.

Mead Johnson

(MJN)

was initiated with a Hold rating by Deutsche Bank, which said the rating is a valuation call, based on a $51 price target.

Polaris Industries

(PII) - Get Report

was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform by Robert Baird, which said Polaris should continue to deliver growth, despite fears of a component shortage and a slowdown in Europe. $70 price target.

Qwest

(Q)

was upgraded to Buy from Sell by Argus Research, which said the stock is trading at a disconnect to the

CenturyTel

(CTL) - Get Report

offer. $6 price target.

Rio Tinto

(RIO) - Get Report

was downgraded to Neutral from Buy on sovereign credit concerns in Europe by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Price target set at $48.

Spectra Energy

(SE) - Get Report

was downgraded at Jefferies to Underperform from Hold, Jefferies said. $18 price target. Jefferies said Spectra will be hurt by lower energy prices.

UPS

(UPS) - Get Report

was upgraded to Buy from Hold by Stifel Nicolaus. $76 price target. Stifel Nicolaus said UPS is well run and margins should continue to improve from trough levels.

VMWare

(VMW) - Get Report

was upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight by Morgan Stanley, which said the company should be able to sustain its high growth rate and exceed consensus expectations. $75 price target.

Verisign

(VRSN) - Get Report

was upgraded to Buy from Hold by Deutsche Bank, which said the company's margin picture should become clearer following the sale of its security business. $35 price target.

Walgreen

(WAG)

was initiated with a Positive rating by Susquehanna Financial, which said company is cutting costs and slowing down its store growth. $45 price target.

Wells Fargo

(WFC) - Get Report

was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, which said the upgrade was a valuation call, based on a $36 price target. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods added that Wells Fargo can deliver meaningful sales growth.

Whole Foods Market

( WFMI) was initiated with a Positive rating by Susquehanna Financial, which said to expect further upside earnings potential, and that the stock deserves a premium valuation. $55 price target.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Autodesk

(ADSK) - Get Report

estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares are now seen reaching $26. Estimates also were increased, as the company raised prices and is still seeing solid subscription growth. Underweight rating.

Advanced Auto Parts

(AAP) - Get Report

target, estimates were raised at Barclays. The price target was lifted to $47 from $43 after better-than-expected first-quarter results, Barclays said. The 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates were raised to $3.45 and $3.70, respectively. Barclays is maintaining an Equal Weight rating.

Chico's FAS

(CHS) - Get Report

shares are now seen reaching $17, according to FBR Capital Markets. Estimates were also lowered given the company's new guidance. Outperform rating.

Applied Materials

(AMAT) - Get Report

target, estimates were higher at Barclays. The price target was increased by a dollar to $14 after the company beat expectations and raised guidance in the latest quarter, Barclays said. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates were lifted to 86 cents and $1.21, respectively. Barclays is maintaining an Equal Weight rating.

Applied Materials

(AMAT) - Get Report

estimates were boosted through 2011 at UBS, which said the company offered a more upbeat sales outlook. Buy rating and new $19 price target.

BJ's Wholesale

(BJ) - Get Report

estimates were raised through 2013, Morgan Stanley said. Company is seeing an improved sales mix and benefiting from higher gasoline sales. Equal-weight rating.

Deere

(DE) - Get Report

price target and estimates were raised by Barclays. The price target was lifted to $79 from $68. Second-quarter results beat estimates on better end markets and strong operations, Barclays said. The 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates were lifted to $4.10 and $4.95, respectively. Barclays reiterated its Overweight rating.

Deere

(DE) - Get Report

estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley, which said shares are now seen reaching $70. Estimates also increased, to match the company's new guidance. Overweight rating.

DirecTV

(DTV)

shares now seen reaching $43, according to UBS. Estimates also increased, given better ARPU trends. Buy rating.

Eaton Vance

(EV) - Get Report

shares now seen reaching $34, according to Citigroup. Estimates also cut, given recent market losses. Hold rating.

Gymboree

( GYMB) estimates were reduced through 2011, FBR Capital Markets said. Company lowered its guidance. Outperform rating. $51 price target.

Janus Capital

(JNS)

estimates were lowered through 2012, Citigroup said. Company will be hurt by losses in the equity markets. Hold rating and new $13 price target.

Liberty Global

(LBTYA) - Get Report

estimates were lowered through 2011, Morgan Stanley said. Company is seeing slower growth in eastern Europe and faces considerable currency headwinds. Equal-weight rating.

Limited Brands

(LTD)

estimates were raised through 2012, UBS said. Company is seeing better comp sales growth, which could help drive margins. Buy rating and $30 price target.

Occidental Petroleum

(OXY) - Get Report

price target was raised to $97 from $94 after positive feedback from its analyst day in New York Wednesday, Barclays said. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates jumped to $6.00 and $7.40, respectively. Maintain Overweight rating.

PetSmart

(PETM)

shares now seen reaching $33, up from $27, after solid first-quarter results, Barclays said. 2011 and 2012 EPS estimates were increased to $1.92 and $2.02, respectively. Barclays is maintaining an Equal Weight rating.

Philip Morris

(PM) - Get Report

price target lowered to $54 from $60 on foreign exchange headwinds, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates lowered to $4.12 and $4.55, respectively. Maintain Buy.

Polo Ralph Lauren

(RL) - Get Report

estimates were cut through 2012, UBS said. Company faces cost headwinds in the coming quarters. Buy rating and $99 price target.

Symantec

(SYMC) - Get Report

shares now seen reaching $39, according to UBS. Estimates also upped, to match the company's new guidance. Buy rating.

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