GM, Arch Coal: Analysts' New Ratings

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Arch Coal ( ACI) was upgraded at Brean Murray from Hold to Buy. $43 price target. ICO deal will create a compelling growth story, Brean Murray said.

FirstEnergy ( FE) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to Neutral. Expect a more upbeat analyst meeting, BofA/Merrill said. New $42 price target.

General Motors ( GM) upgraded at UBSfrom Neutral to Buy. $42 price target. Company is the biggest beneficiary of the inventory shortages in Japan, UBS said.

HudBay Minerals ( HBM) initiated at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch with a Buy rating and $20 price target. Expect the company to increase its copper, gold equivalent and zinc sales by 160%, 140%, and 60% respectively, over the next six years, BofA/Merrill said.

Occidental Petroleum ( OXY) was downgraded at Societe Generale from Buy to Hold. Valuation call, based on a $108 price target, Societe Generale said.

Spirit Aerosystems ( SPR) was upgraded at Wedbush Securities from Neutral to Outperform. $30 price target. Estimates also boosted, given a better volume outlook, Wedbush said.

Teradata ( TDC) was upgraded at William Blair to Outperform. Demand for data appliances should grow twice as quickly as the core market.

Viacom ( VIA.B) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch from Neutral to Buy. $62 price target. Company is leveraged to an improving advertising market, BofA/Merrill said.

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This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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