STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAmetek ( AME) estimates, target were increased at Keybanc through 2012. Company is seeing better end-market demand, Keybanc said. Buy rating and new $53 price target. Best Buy ( BBY) estimates were raised at Jefferies through 2012. Adjusting for convertible repurchase, Jefferies said. Hold rating. Celgene ( CELG) numbers were raised at Oppenheimer. Shares now seen reaching $84. Estimates also raised following management discussions, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating. Chesapeake Energy ( CHK) numbers were lowered at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $28, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on falling gas prices. Outperform rating. eBay ( EBAY) estimates, target reduced at Morgan Keegan. Shares now seen reaching $35. Estimates were also cut, given slower growth in Europe, Morgan Keegan said. Market Perform rating. Fastenal ( FAST) estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares now seen reaching $48. Estimates were also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating. F5 Networks ( FFIV) numbers were raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of FFIV now seen reaching $130, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on strong December-quarter results. Outperform rating. F5 Networks estimates were increased at Sterne Agee through 2013. Company is seeing solid growth in North America and telecom, Sterne Agee said. Buy rating and new $123 price target. Green Dot ( GDOT) was upgraded at Jefferies to Buy from Hold. $37 price target. Too much regulatory risk discounted in shares, Jefferies said. Goldman Sachs ( GS) numbers were raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares are now seen reaching $112. Estimates were also increased, as the company is cutting costs, Morgan Stanley said. Equal-weight rating. Hershey ( HSY) estimates were raised through 2012, BMO Capital said. Company is positioned well to exceed growth forecasts, BMO said. Market Perform rating. Kohl's ( KSS) estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $50. Estimates also reduced, as the company is using more promotional activity, Credit Suisse added. Neutral rating. Linear Technology ( LLTC) numbers were raised at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $40. Estimates were also raised on improving demand, Oppenheimer added. Outperform rating. Linear Technology estimates, target were boosted at BMO Capital. Shares are now seen reaching $32, according to BMO Capital. Estimates were also upped, as the company is realizing higher sales, BMO said. Market Perform rating. Noble ( NE) was added to the Top Picks List at FBR Capital Markets. Company has exposure to an improving jackup market, FBR said. $45 price target. U.S. Bancorp ( USB) numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares of USB are now seen reaching $30, Jefferies said. Estimates were also raised on a strong quarterly report. Hold rating. Xilinx Corp. ( XLNX) numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $39. Estimates were also raised after the company raised expectations for the March quarter, Jefferies said. Hold rating. Xilinx estimates, target were raised at ThinkEquity. Shares are now seen reaching $38, according to ThinkEquity. Estimates also increased, given higher order growth. Hold rating.
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