Amgen ( AMGN - Get Report) rated new Buy at Stifel Nicolaus. $68 price target. Company has the only major new product among its peers.

Celanese ( CE - Get Report) upgraded at Citigroup from Hold to Buy. $35 price target. Company is growing in China, which should also help keep costs down.

Celgene ( CELG - Get Report) rated new Buy at Stifel Nicolaus. $71 price target. Company has superior growth prospects.

Gilead Sciences ( GILD - Get Report) rated new Hold at Stifel Nicolaus. Valuation call, as the company is facing patent expirations.

Idexx Laboratories ( IDXX - Get Report) rated new Market Perform at Leerink. Stock is already pricing in the company's organic growth potential.

Skilled Healthcare Group ( SKH) upgraded at Credit Suisse to Neutral from Underperform as the company agreed to a $50 million settlement in the Lavender case. The settlement was significantly lower than the Street's expectation, Credit Suisse said. Price target increased to $5 from $2.

Teva Pharmaceutical ( TEVA - Get Report) upgraded at Oppenheimer from Perform to Outperform, Oppenheimer said. $65 price target. Effexor XR launch was strong and the company should post better earnings in the second half of 2010.

Tellabs ( TLAB) downgraded at Soleil from Buy to Hold. $8 price target. Estimates also cut, as the company is losing market share at Soleil.

Valspar ( VAL) was downgraded at Citigroup from Buy to Hold. $32 price target. Paint sales tailed off toward the end of summer, as the housing market soured.


Altera ( ALTR) estimates, target increased through 2011 at Citigroup. Company boosted guidance at its midquarter update. Buy rating and new $36 price target.

Arris ( ARRS) estimates, target lowered at UBS. Estimates cut through 2011. Cable CapEx spending could be slowing down, along with the broader economy. Neutral rating and new $9 price target.

Allegheny Energy ( AYE) numbers boosted at Citigroup. Shares of AYE now seen reaching $24, according to Citigroup. Estimates also upped, as the company is cutting costs and should see higher regulated earnings. Hold rating.

Coca-Cola Enterprises ( CCE) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of CCE now seen reaching $34, according to UBS. Estimates also increased, to match the company's new guidance. Buy rating.

Chesapeake Midstream Partners ( CHKM) estimates cut at Barclays. 2011 EPS estimate lowered to $1.51, 2010 held at $1.05. Chesapeake Midstream reported second-quarter results in line, Barclays said. Maintain Overweight rating and $26 target.

Hasbro ( HAS) target upped to $52 at Keybanc. Company held an upbeat investor meeting, and the Hub channel remains on track for launch. Buy rating.

Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) numbers raised at JP Morgan. Shares of LVS now seen reaching $36, according to JP Morgan. Estimates also increased, given better results in Singapore. Overweight rating.

Manpower ( MAN) estimates, target lowered at Deutsche Bank. Shares of MAN now seen reaching $62, according to Deutsche Bank. Estimates also cut, given lower growth in France. Buy rating.

Navistar ( NAV) price target trimmed at Barclays. NAV price target lowered to $47 from $54. Military drives third-quarter beat, and fourth-quarter revenue headwind remains, Barclays said. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates cut to $2.85 and $3.75, respectively. Maintain Equal Weight rating.

Phillips-Van Heusen ( PVH) estimates raised at Credit Suisse. 2011 and 2012 EPS estimates increased to $3.75 and $4.80, respectively. Strong sales trend and right mix of channels, Credit Suisse said. Maintain Neutral rating and $58 price target.

Phillips-Van Heusen ( PVH) numbers upped at Citigroup.PVH estimates were boosted through 2012, Citigroup said. Company continues to execute in a difficult environment. Hold rating and new $63 price target.

Silicon Laboratories ( SLAB) numbers cut at Citigroup. Shares of SLAB now seen reaching $36, according to Citigroup. Estimates also lowered, to match the company's new guidance. Hold rating.

Shanda Games ( SNDA) target lowered at ThinkEquity. Shares of SNDA now seen reaching $6, according to ThinkEquity. Company is facing disruptions with its top game. Hold rating.

United Natural Foods ( UNFI) estimate trimmed at Barclays. UNFI 2011 EPS estimate reduced to $1.79 from $1.89. Gross margin pressures but revenue growth remains strong, Barclays said. Maintain Equal Weight rating and $33 price target.

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