NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Alexion Pharmaceuticals ( ALXN) initiated at Credit Suisse with an Outperform rating and $55 price target. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at $1.24 and $2.56, respectively.

Boeing ( BA) upgraded at Oppenheimer. BA was upgraded from Underperform to Outperform. Company will accelerate production of 777 and 747 planes.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical ( BMRN) initiated at Credit Suisse with an Outperform rating and $27 price target. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at 11 cents and 42 cents, respectively.

Capitol Federal Financial ( CFFN) initiated at Barclays with an Overweight rating and $43 price target. Overcapitalized and best in class credit quality. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at 98 cents and 94 cents, respectively.

Cytokinetics ( CYTK) initiated at Credit Suisse with an Outperform rating and $9 price target. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at -$0.77 and -$0.73, respectively.

Expeditors Int'l. ( EXPD) rated new Underweight at Morgan Stanley. EXPD was initiated with an Underweight rating. It's still premature to rotate into later-cycle transportation names.

Genuine Parts ( GPC) upgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Buy. Company was also added to the Conviction List. Estimates raised, as the company can recapture market share in the automotive sector. $48 price target.

IAC/InterActive ( IACI) downgraded at UBS from Buy to Neutral. $24 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 34% since last July.

Jack In The Box ( JBX) downgraded at JP Morgan. Rating lowered to Neutral from Overweight. Price target raised to $24 from $22. 2010 EPS estimates maintained at $1.92.

Lockheed Martin ( LMT) downgraded at Oppenheimer from Outperform to Perform. Valuation call, based on a $90 price target.

OfficeMax ( OMX) downgraded at Goldman to Neutral. Valuation call, based on an $18.50 price target.

Ryland ( RYL) downgraded at Wells from Outperform to Market Perform. Valuation call.

Verisign ( VRSN) downgraded at Oppenheimer. VRSN was downgraded from Outperform to Perform. Valuation call, as there's little room for margin expansion.

Waddell & Reed ( WDR) upgraded at FBR to Outperform. $40 price target. Company should be able to deliver above-average asset inflow and earnings growth.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Accenture ( ACN) estimates tweaked at Barclays. ACN 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates cut by a few cents to $2.67 and $2.97, respectively, ahead of 2Q10 results. Maintain Equal Weight rating and $44 price target.

American Eagle ( AEO) estimate changed at Barclays. AEO 2011 EPS estimate introduced at $1.50, 2010 held at $1.12. Reiterate Overweight rating and $23 price target.

Boeing ( BA) target, estimate boosted at Barclays. BA price target lifted to $87 from $65 on better than expected traffic, increases in production. 2011 EPS raised to $5.25, 2010 held at $4.40. Maintain Overweight rating.

Coach ( COH) target increased at Morgan Stanley. COH target was boosted to $42. Company is seeing strong sales trends. Overweight rating.

Darden Restaurants ( DRI) numbers boosted at UBS. Shares of DRI now seen reaching $49. Estimates also upped, given stronger casual dining trends. Buy rating.

Forest Oil ( FST) numbers increased at Goldman through 2012. Company is seeing an improved production plan and lower costs. Neutral rating and new $33 price target.

Hersha Hospitality ( HT) price target boosted at BofA/Merrill to $5.50 from $4.25 as they continue to improve their leverage. Maintain Buy rating.

Jabil Circuit ( JBL) price target increased at BofA/Merrill by a dollar to $20 ahead of 2Q10 results. Maintain Buy rating.

McDonald's ( MCD) target boosted at UBS to $78. Industry leaders should continue to grow stronger, as casual dining traffic recovers. Buy rating.

Sprint ( S) estimate worsened at Barclays. 2010 EPS estimate lowered to -$0.45, 2011 introduced at -$0.31. Maintain Equal Weight rating and $4 price target.

Sandisk ( SNDK) estimates, target raised at ThinkEquity. Shares of SNDK now seen reaching $40. Estimates also upped, as NAND channel inventory appears low. Buy rating.

Tyson Foods ( TSN) price target raised at BofA/Merrill to $20 from $17. Declining protein availability should benefit prices and margins should improve.

Urban Outfitters ( URBN) numbers raised at FBR. Shares of URBN now seen reaching $39. Estimates also boosted, following positive channel checks. Outperform rating.

US Steel ( X) target boosted at Morgan Stanley. Shares of X now seen reaching $62. Company should benefit from rising scrap prices. Overweight rating.

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

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