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CHANGE IN RATINGS, EPS

Ariad Pharmaceuticals

(ARIA)

is upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Agrium

(AGU)

estimates and target were reduced at Goldman Sachs. Shares of AGU are now seen reaching $86. Estimates were also cut, given lower realized margins, Goldman said. Neutral rating.

Amphenol

(APH) - Get Report

was downgraded at Ticonderoga from Neutral to Sell. Valuation call, based on a $38 price target, Ticonderoga said.

Ann Taylor

(ANN)

numbers were increased at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $33. Estimates were also increased on strong sales and margin gains at LOFT, e-commerce and outlets, UBS said. Buy rating.

Archer-Daniels

(ADM) - Get Report

was initiated with a Neutral rating at Ticonderoga. The company is trading at book value, but lacks near-term catalysts, Ticonderoga said.

Brocade's

(BRCD)

target was raised at ThinkEquity. Shares are now seen reaching $6, according to ThinkEquity. Company is carrying a lot of momentum into 2012, ThinkEquity said. Buy rating.

CBOE Holdings

(CBOE) - Get Report

estimates were raised at Oppenheimer through 2012. Exceptional market volatility drove an exceptional quarter, Oppenheimer said. Maintain $29 price target and Outperform rating.

Church & Dwight

(CHD) - Get Report

numbers were increased at Jefferies. Estimates were raised through 2012. Company is positioned well for a slow-growth environment, Jefferies said. Hold rating and new $43 price target.

Church & Dwight estimates were lowered through 2012 at UBS. Some noise, but a generally in-line quarter, UBS said. Maintain $44 price target and Neutral rating.

Clean Harbors

(CLH) - Get Report

numbers were increased at Goldman Sachs. Estimates were raised through 2013. Company is seeing higher sales, Goldman said. Neutral rating and new $57 price target.

CME

(CME) - Get Report

target was boosted at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $315. Core business trends are picking up, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Comcast

(CMCSA) - Get Report

estimates, target were cut at Morgan Stanley. Shares are now seen reaching $27. Estimates were also reduced, given lower expected results at NBC Universal, Morgan Stanley said. Equal-weight rating.

Consolidated Edison

(ED) - Get Report

numbers were boosted at Goldman Sachs. Shares are now seen reaching $52. Estimates were also increased, given a better outlook for the company's nonregulated assets, Goldman said. Sell rating.

Con-Way

(CNW)

estimates were lowered at Sterne Agee through 2012. Pension and 401(k) headwinds, Sterne Agee said. Maintain Buy rating and $48 price target.

Cott

(COT) - Get Report

estimates, target were lowered at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $9. Estimates were also lowered as COGS easing slower than anticipated, UBS said. Buy rating.

DirecTV

(DTV)

estimates were raised at Morgan Stanley through 2013. Company is seeing faster subscriber growth across the board, Morgan Stanley said. Overweight rating and $58 price target.

D.R. Horton

(DHI) - Get Report

was downgraded at Citigroup from Neutral to Buy. $12 price target. Valuation call, Citigroup said.

Energizer Holdings

(ENR) - Get Report

estimates were lowered at UBS through 2012. Lower margins in the household business, UBS said. Maintain $92 price target and Buy rating.

ENSCO PLC

(ESV)

estimates were lowered at UBS through 2012. Experiencing some downtime due to OEM equipment issues, UBS said. Maintain $62 price target and Buy rating.

FleetCor

(FLT) - Get Report

was initiated with a Neutral rating at Citigroup. $30 price target. Limited trading volume following its late 2010 IPO is a concern, Citigroup said.

Fluor

(FLR) - Get Report

was upgraded at Lazard from Neutral to Buy. $68 price target. New analyst believes that record backlog will drive solid earnings growth down the road, Lazard said.

GNC

(GNC) - Get Report

estimates, target were raised at Goldman Sachs. Shares are now seen reaching $29. Estimates were also increased, as the company is gaining market share, Goldman said. Neutral rating.

Groupon

(GRPN) - Get Report

was initiated with a Buy rating at Benchmark. $32 price target. Company can deliver solid sales growth over the next several quarters, Benchmark said.

HMS

( HMS) was added to U.S. 1 List at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Stock is attractive, following a 13% pullback, BofA/Merrill said.

Image Sensing Systems

(ISNS) - Get Report

is downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.

KKR

(KKR) - Get Report

estimates were lowered at Oppenheimer through 2012. Third-quarter results were very close with expectations, Oppenheimer said. Perform rating.

Lincoln National

(LNC) - Get Report

numbers increased at Evercore Partners through 2013. Company continues to post consistent growth, Evercore said. Equal-weight rating and new $24 price target.

Magna

(MGA) - Get Report

estimates, target were cut at Goldman Sachs through 2013. Company is realizing lower margins. Neutral rating and new $40 price target, Goldman said.

Molson Coors

(TAP) - Get Report

estimates, target were cut at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $46. Estimates were also lowered as volumes, commodity costs to weigh on profitability, UBS said. Buy rating.

Nextera Energy

(NEE) - Get Report

was downgraded at Jefferies from Buy to Hold. Estimates were also cut, to match the company's new guidance. Jefferies said. $57 price target.

Nike

(NKE) - Get Report

estimates, target were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $115. Sales growth is accelerating, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Occidental Petroleum

(OXY) - Get Report

target was raised at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Shares are now seen reaching $150. Company will likely exceed production guidance, BofA/Merrill said. Buy rating.

Oil States International

(OIS) - Get Report

numbers were raised at Sterne Agee. Shares are now seen reaching $88. Estimates also increased as accommodation poised to win new markets, Sterne Agee said.

Pier 1 Imports

(PIR) - Get Report

was initiated with an Outperform rating at Wells Fargo. Company offers value to the consumer and can continue to grow, Wells said.

Schlumberger

(SLB) - Get Report

estimates, target were lowered at Guggenheim through 2012. Margins are shrinking, and the company is seeing slower international growth, Guggenheim said. Buy rating and new $95 price target.

Smithfield Foods

(SFD)

numbers were boosted at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $26. Estimates were also upped, given higher realized hog profits, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Symantec

(SYMC) - Get Report

was initiated with a Buy rating at ThinkEquity. $20 price target. Company is leveraged to continued growth in the security and storage markets, ThinkEquity said.

Toll Brothers

(TOL) - Get Report

was upgraded at Citigroup from Neutral to Buy. $21 price target. Trading at lower end of its valuation range, Citigroup said.P/>

Ultra Petroleum

(UPL)

estimates were increased at UBS through 2012. Third-quarter beat on strong price realization and lower per unit costs, UBS said. Maintain $35 price target and Neutral rating.

VeriFone

(PAY)

was initiated with a Buy rating at Citigroup. $51 price target. Confident company will meet or exceed its target EPS range, Citigroup said.

Whiting Petroleum

(WLL) - Get Report

target was lowered at Oppenheimer to $65. Lower oil and gas price outlook for 2012, Oppenheimer said. Overweight rating.

Windstream

(WIN) - Get Report

estimates, target were lowered at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $12. Estimates were also lowered as higher capex outlook will pressure 2012 free cash flow, UBS said. Neutral rating.

Wright Express

( WXS) was initiated with a Neutral rating at Citigroup. $53 price target. Business model is exposed to fuel prices changes, Citigroup said.

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