CHANGE IN RATINGS

Peabody Energy ( BTU) downgraded at Merrill from Buy to Neutral. Valuation call, as international prices should stabilize near current levels.

Consol Energy ( CNX) downgraded at Merrill from Buy to Neutral. Valuation call, as international prices should stabilize around current levels.

Digital River ( DRIV) upgraded at Credit Suisse to Outperform from Neutral. Believes accelerating growth will drive stock performance. Maintained $47 target price.

FMC Technologies ( FTI) upgraded at Wachovia from Underperform to Market Perform. Company won Pazflor contract in Angola, though the valuation remains high.

FMC Technologies 2008 estimates raised at Goldman by 4 cents to $2.77 based on yesterday's announcement of a $980 million subsea processing and production systems equipment contract from Total. Contract is bigger than expected and includes multiple currencies in deal structure. Price target raised to $58 from $57 and maintained Neutral rating.

Ingram Micro ( IM) upgraded at Goldman Sachs to Buy from Neutral based on valuation. See shares benefitting from solid quarterly results later this month, as well as positive 2008 outlook from management. Price target at $24.

Murphy Oil ( MUR) downgraded at Bear Stearns from Outperform to Peer Perform. $85 price target. Valuation call, as the stock gained 80% over the past year.

United Rentals ( URI) upgraded at UBS to Buy rating from Neutral. However, price target dips to $26 from $34.50 and 2008 eps estimates lowered to $2.50 from $2.80.

Vertex Pharma ( VRTX) downgraded at Wachovia from Market Perform to Underperform. Regulatory risks could weigh on the stock in the coming quarters.

YRC Worldwide ( YRCW) downgraded at Wachovia to Underperform. Stock will struggle to find a bottom unless fundamentals improve in the near term. Stock will likely trade down around $10 to $13.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Computer Sciences ( CSC) numbers lowered at Jefferies. Price target cut to $52 from $55 and 2008 eps estimates drop to $3.48 from 3.89. Reiterates Hold rating.

Starwood ( HOT) numbers lowered at Jefferies. Price target drops to $68 from $75 and 2008 eps estimates dip to $2.52 from $2.58. Reiterates Buy rating.

Marriott ( MAR) numbers lowered at Jefferies. Price target drops to $50 from $56 and 2008 eps estimates dip to $2.19 from $2.23. Reiterates Buy rating.

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

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