Texan, MetroPCS, Analog: Analysts' New Ratings

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Accenture ( ACN) rated new Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets. $70 price target. Best positioned firm in sector, but held back by valuation.

Analog Devices ( ADI) downgraded at Sterne from Buy to Neutral. Company is seeing weaker industrial orders and is leveraged to lower consumer spending.

Amerigroup ( AGP) downgraded at BofA/Merrill to Underperform from Buy. Company is facing higher costs. $46 price target.

Allstate ( ALL) downgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Sell. Company has less exposure to rising property catastrophe pricing.

AMR ( AMR) downgraded at JPMorgan from Overweight to Neutral. Revised loss projections no longer support sufficient upside potential.

Brown-Forman ( BF/B) rated new Underweight at Barclays. Company is facing increased competition from Jim Beam.

BHP Billiton ( BLT) downgraded at Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral. $47 price target. Incorporating the Petrohawk acquisition into model.

Choice Hotels ( CHH) upgraded at Credit Suisse from Underperform to Neutral. $30 price target. Valuation call, as stock price has fallen dramatically.

Cognizant Technology ( CTSH) rated new Outperform at BMO Capital Markets. $86 price target. Company can support attractive growth for a few years.

Corporate Exec. Board ( EXBD) upgraded at Barclays from Neutral to Overweight. $45 price target. Stock appears oversold, as growth should accelerate in the second half of the year.

Corporate Exec. Board upgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Buy. $45 price target. Company is cutting costs, but can still deliver double-digit bookings growth.

Fiserv ( FISV) upgraded at Baird from Neutral to Outperform. Valuation call, based on a $70 price target.

Fortune Brands ( FO) rated new Overweight at Barclays Capital. Jim Beam should help drive near-term growth.

KiOR ( KIOR) rated new Buy at Citigroup. $21 price target. Potential to be first successful biofuel company.

KiOR rated new Buy at UBS. $28 price target. Strong support from local and US government programs.

Marriott International ( MAR) downgraded at BofA/Merrill from Buy to Neutral. $34 price target. Company is leveraged to lower GDP growth.

Marathon Oil ( MRO) downgraded at Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral. $36 price target. Unplanned downtime and tax rates also rising versus forecasts.

MetroPCS ( PCS) upgraded at Barclays to Equal-weight. $14 price target. Stock is already pricing in a higher churn rate and capital spending.

MetroPCS ( PCS) downgraded at Baird from Outperform to Neutral. $10 price target. Company is struggling to promote smartphone growth.

Parker Hannifin ( PH) downgraded at JPMorgan from Overweight to Neutral. $83 price target. Slowing end market growth.

Pinnacle West ( PNW) upgraded at RBC from Sector Perform to Outperform. Stock is attractive, following a post-earnings selloff.

Rowan ( RDC) upgraded at Credit Suisse from Underperform to Neutral. $46 price target. Continued market success in high spec jackups.

Rock-Tenn ( RKT) upgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Buy. $80 price target. Company posted a strong quarter and is seeing synergies from the Smurfit-Stone purchase.

Trimble Navigation ( TRMB) upgraded at Canaccord from Hold to Buy. $53 price target. Company is leveraged to improving end-market demand.

Texas Instruments ( TXN) downgraded at Sterne Agee from Buy to Neutral. Weaker key industrial and consumer markets could be a headwind.

End of report.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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