NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGSAirgas ( ARG) downgraded at Jefferies from Buy to Hold. $60 price target. Valuation call, even though the company remains on track for above-average growth and free cash flow. Bed, Bath & Beyond ( BBBY) downgraded at FBR from Market Perform to Underperform. $38 price target. Company is facing difficult comps and growth should decelerate. Dr. Pepper Snapple ( DPS) upgraded at UBS from Neutral to Buy. $42 price target. Estimates also boosted, as fundamentals remain strong and the company will be buying back stock. Dr. Pepper Snapple ( DPS) price target boosted at Barclays. DPS shares now seen reaching $38, up from $33. 2011 EPS estimates introduced at $2.70. Maintain Overweight rating. Unum Group ( UNM) rated new Buy at Goldman Sachs. Company is positioned for growth along with wages and payrolls. Management could also announce a buyback program soon. Walter Investment Management ( WAC) downgraded at Credit Suisse to Neutral from Outperform on valuation. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at $1.60 and $1.90, respectively. Price target held at $15. Yahoo! ( YHOO) downgraded at Benchmark from Buy to Hold. $18 price target. Stock could prove to be a value trap, as the company could lose market share.
Hershey ( HSY) cut from Conviction Sell list at Goldman Sachs. $36 price target. Cost-cutting efforts should offset higher commodity prices. Incyte ( INCY) price target increased at BofA/Merrill to $17 from $12 as analysts believes there's more room to go. Three key data reports in 2010 will drive shares higher. Maintain Buy rating. Intermune ( ITMN) target raised, estimates cut at UBS. Shares of ITMN now seen reaching $44. Estimates were lowered, because of higher anticipated launch costs. Neutral rating. Jarden ( JAH) price target raised at Barclays. JAH price target increased to $37 from $34 after the company hosted their annual investor day. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at $2.68 and $3.16, respectively. Maintain Overweight rating. Kroger ( KR) target, estimates changed at BofA/Merrill. KR price target lifted by a dollar to $23. Gaining market share at a cost in a challenging market. 2010 estimate raised, 2011 & 2012 cut. Maintain Neutral rating. Kansas City Southern ( KSU) price target raised at BofA/Merrill to $45 from $41 as the company pre-announced robust fundamentals. Estimates raised through 2011. Maintain Buy rating. Novellus Systems ( NVLS) estimates raised at Barclays. NVLS 2010 EPS estimate lifted to $1.75, 2011 introduced at $2.25. Business trends grinding higher into 2Q and 2H10. Maintain Equal Weight rating and $28 price target. Semtech ( SMTC) estimates, target upped at Goldman. Shares of SMTC now seen reaching $18. Estimates also increased, because of organic sales growth. Neutral rating. Sunoco ( SUN) cut from Conviction Sell list at Goldman. Refiners should benefit from better U.S. demand. Veeco Instruments ( VECO) price target boosted at Citi to $52 from $44 as LED supply chain remains very tight. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates raised to $2.86 and $2.38, respectively. Maintain Buy rating.