Northwest Bancshares ( NWBI) downgraded at FBR from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital Markets said. Valuation call Qualcomm ( QCOM) rated new Buy at ThinkEquity. $5 price target. Company is the best large-cap chip play on smartphones and tablets. Roper Industries ( ROP) numbers boosted at Morgan Stanley. Shares of ROP now seen reaching $88, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also upped, as higher sales is driving margin expansion. Equal-weight rating. Roper Industries ( ROP) downgraded at Oppenheimer from Outperform to Perform, Oppenheimer said. Valuation call. Riverbed Technology ( RVBD) rated new Outperform at Morgan Keegan. $45 price target. Company is a market leader and is expanding its commercial footprint. Safeway ( SWY) downgraded at Jefferies from Buy to Hold, Jefferies said. Store manager survey showed worsening near-term trends. $25 price target. US Steel ( X) downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral. $56 price target. Estimates also cut, to match the company's new guidance. End of report.