NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Accorda Therapeutics ( ACOR) upgraded at Baird from Neutral to Outperform. $40 price target. New survey shows positive uptake and reimbursement trends.

BMC Software ( BMC) rated new Buy at Citigroup. $45 price target. Company should be able to achieve its near-term growth targets.

CA ( CA) rated new Hold at Citigroup. $20 price target. Company is in an investment phase, without clear growth catalysts.

Chesapeake Midstream Partners ( CHKM) initiated at BofA/Merrill with a Neutral rating and $25 price target. CHKM is engaged in gathering, treating, and compression of natural gas.

Campbell Soup ( CPB) downgraded at Janney from Buy to Neutral. Company is looking at acquisitions, rather than buying back stock. $37 price target.

Developers Diversified ( DDR) upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Buy from Neutral. Operating metrics suggest inflection point, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Price target raised to $13 from $12.

Equity One ( EGY) upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Neutral from Underperform. Operating metrics suggest inflection point. Price target raised by a dollar to $17.

Green Dot ( GDOT) initiated at JP Morgan with an Overweight rating and $60 price target. Introduces 2010 EPS estimates of $1.23.

Green Dot ( GDOT) initiated at Piper Jaffray with an Overweight rating and $57 price target. Introduces 2010 EPS estimates of $1.21.

Green Dot ( GDOT) rated new Neutral at UBS. $50 price target. Stock already appears fully valued.

Green Dot ( GDOT) rated new Overweight at Morgan Stanley. $60 price target. Company is one of the fastest-growing plays in the payments market.

Holly Energy ( HOC) downgraded at BofA/Merrill to Neutral from Buy. Limited incremental growth prospects compared to peers. Price target improved to $52 from $50.

Live Nation ( LYV) downgraded at Stifel from Buy to Hold. Artists costs continue to grow.

McAfee ( MFE) downgraded at Barclays to Equal Weight from Overweight as global PC sales trending lower. Price target raised to $48 from $36.

Mirant Corp ( MIR) reinstated at BofA/Merrill with a Buy rating and $12 price target. Capacity revenues insulated from commodity prices.

Netlogic ( NETL) upgraded at Benchmark from Hold to Buy. $35 price target. Company should meet expectations, despite uncertain enterprise networking trends.

Nisource ( NI) downgraded at Keybanc from Buy to Hold. Valuation call, based on a $17 price target.

Occidental Petroleum ( OXY) rated new Positive at Susquehanna Financial. $98 price target. Company is positioned well and will grow its cash in the coming years.

Pioneer Natural Resources ( PXD) upgraded at FBR from Market Perform to Outperform. $85 price target. Estimates also boosted, given higher expected production growth.

RRI Energy ( RRI) upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Buy from Neutral. Valuation call. $15 price target.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Adtran ( ADTN) target boosted at Stifel to $37. Checks show continued business momentum. Buy rating.

AutoZone ( AZO) price target lifted at BofA/Merrill to $240 from $225 as company fundamentals remain strong. Reiterate Buy rating.

BP ( BP) estimates, target raised at Benchmark. Shares of BP now seen reaching $46. Estimates also increased, given higher expected oil prices. Buy rating.

Biovail Corp ( BVF) price target higher at BofA/Merrill. BVF price target increased to $32 from $27 to reflect the recent merger. Maintain Buy rating.

Cooper Companies ( COO) numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of COO now seen reaching $43. Estimates also increased, to match the company's new guidance. Hold rating.

Lincoln Electric ( LECO) estimates upped at Keybanc through 2012. Company is seeing demand recover across the globe. Hold rating.

Schlumberger ( SLB) price target cut at Credit Suisse to $78 from $80 reflecting SII merger. Maintain Outperform rating.

AT&T ( T) estimates reduced at UBS through 2011. Strong iPhone sales will hurt wireless margins. Buy rating and $31 price target.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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