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

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