Analysts' Actions: CSCO, MMM, CIT, AMGN, S

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Amgen ( AMGN) downgraded at Oppenheimer to Perform from Outperform, Oppenheimer said. Few upside drivers remaining in 2012.

Arris ( ARRS) upgraded at Collins Stewart from Neutral to Buy, Collins Stewart said. $15 price target. Moxi should still achieve full-year sales targets.

Arris Group downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Atmel ( ATML) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Big Lots ( BIG) rated new Neutral at JP Morgan. $48 price target. Company is turning sales around buy management has a choppy track record.

Celanese Corporation ( CE) upgraded at Jefferies to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $65 price target. Ethanol and AO+ should buoy shares.

CIT Group ( CIT) upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-weight to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. $48 price target. Company is moving back toward an investment-grade credit rating.

Compass Minerals ( CMP) downgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Underweight, JP Morgan said. $66 price target. Customer inventories are likely high heading into the new year.

Cisco Systems ( CSCO) downgraded at ISI from Buy to Neutral, ISI Group said. Valuation call, based on a $22 price target.

DuPont Fabros ( DFT) downgraded at Jefferies to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $24 price target. Too much uncertainty around lease up.

Dollar Tree ( DLTR) rated new Overweight at JP Morgan. $100 price target. Company can generate sustainable 20% annual earnings growth.

Ingram Micro ( IM) downgraded at Needham from Buy to Hold, Needham said. Valuation call, based on a $20 price target.

iRobot ( IRBT) downgraded at JP Morgan to Underweight, JP Morgan said. $30 price target. Company slashed its guidance.

Joy Global ( JOY) downgraded at Jefferies to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $90 price target. Shares have met price target.

3M ( MMM) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $95 price target.

Solutia ( SOA) downgraded at Jefferies to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $28.50 price target. Reflecting the prospect of Eastman's acquisition of Solutia for $22 in cash and 0.12 shares.

Thoratec ( THOR) upgraded at Piper to Overweight, Piper Jaffray said. $37 price target. Stock is already factoring in higher potential competition.

TripAdvisor ( TRIP) downgraded at Benchmark from Buy to Hold, Benchmark said. $31 price target. Growth and margin expansion may still be a year away.

Tetra Tech ( TTEK) upgraded at BMO from Market Perform to Outperform, BMO Capital said. $30 price target. Company should see an improving order cycle, given more faster-growing private clients.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Apple ( AAPL) target raised at Needham to $620. iPad popularity is also driving Mac sales.

Agrium ( AGU) estimates, target boosted at Goldman. Shares of AGU now seen reaching $85, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also upped, as the company is seeing higher retail demand. Neutral rating.

Akamai Technologies ( AKAM) target raised at Jefferies. Shares of AKAM now seen reaching $41, Jefferies said. Holiday / traffic combine for a very strong fourth quarter. Hold rating.

Akamai estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of AKAM now seen reaching $25, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, to match the company's new guidance. Neutral rating.

American Express ( AXP) numbers boosted at Morgan Stanley. Shares of AXP now seen reaching $56, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also upped, as the company is gaining market share online. Equal-weight rating.

Compass Minerals ( CMP) numbers cut at Goldman. CMP estimates were reduced through 2013, Goldman Sachs said. Company is being hurt by the mild winter. Sell rating and new $77 price target.

Cisco Systems ( CSCO) numbers upped at Goldman. CSCO estimates were boosted through 2014, Goldman Sachs said. Company is seeing higher sales and cutting costs. Buy rating and new $25 price target.

Cisco Systems numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of CSCO now seen reaching $23, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on strong January quarter. Outperform rating.

Cisco Systems numbers raised at UBS. Shares of CSCO now seen reaching $24, according to UBS. Estimates also increased on strong 2Q execution. Buy rating.

Cognizant ( CTSH) estimates, target raised at Goldman. Shares of CTSH now seen reaching $73, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also increased, given higher offshore growth. Neutral rating.

CVS/Caremark ( CVS) numbers raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares of CVS now seen reaching $48, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, as the company is gaining market share. Overweight rating.

Gildan Activewear ( GIL) numbers boosted at Goldman. Shares of GIL now seen reaching $18, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also upped, as the company is seeing higher sales. Neutral rating.

IntercontinentalExchange ( ICE) numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of ICE now seen reaching $145, according to Citigroup. Estimates also increased on positive 2012 guidance. Neutral rating.

IntercontinentalExchange numbers raised at Goldman. Shares of ICE now seen reaching $140, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also increased, given higher OTC commissions. Neutral rating.

InterContinentalExchange numbers raised at UBS. Shares of ICE now seen reaching $152, according to UBS. Estimates also increased as best in class growth continues in 2012. Buy rating.

Ingersoll-Rand ( IR) numbers boosted at Goldman. Shares of IR now seen reaching $39, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also upped, as the company is realizing higher margins and buying back more stock.

Madison Square Garden ( MSG) numbers increased at Morgan Stanley. MSG estimates were raised through 2014, Morgan Stanley said. Company is realizing higher live entertainment sales. Overweight rating and new $36 price target.

Motorola Solutions ( MSI) numbers increased at Goldman. MSI estimates were raised through 2014, Goldman Sachs said. Company is expanding margins and buying back stock. Buy rating and new $56 price target.

Pioneer Natural Resources ( PXD) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of PXD now seen reaching $125, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on accelerating liquids growth. Outperform rating.

Ralph Lauren ( RL) numbers upped at Goldman. RL estimates were boosted through 2014, Goldman Sachs said. Company is expanding margins and gaining market share. Buy rating and new $200 price target.

Sprint Nextel ( S) estimates lowered at Citigroup through 2013, Citigroup said. Moderated subscriber growth expectations. Maintain $6 price target and Buy rating.

Sprint Nextel numbers lowered at Credit Suisse. Shares of S now seen reaching $4, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, as the churn rate will likely remain high. Outperform rating.

Sprint Nextel estimates raised at UBS. S estimates increased through 2013, UBS said. Management expects 2012 to be the trough year. Maintain $2.50 price target and Neutral rating.

Transdigm ( TDG) estimates, target increased at Goldman. TDG estimates were raised through 2014, Goldman Sachs said. Harco acquisition should add to earnings. Neutral rating and new $120 price target.

Time Warner ( TWX) numbers raised at Goldman. Shares of TWX now seen reaching $43, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also increased, given the company's new guidance. Buy rating.

Time Warner numbers raised at UBS. Shares of TWX now seen reaching $39, according to UBS. Estimates also increased on "cautiously optimistic" ad market. Neutral rating.

Visa ( V) estimates, target raised at Citigroup. Shares of V now seen reaching $115, according to Citigroup. Estimates also increased on improved guidance and signs of spending reacceleration. Neutral rating.

Visa numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of V now seen reaching $126, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on solid quarter and outlook. Outperform rating.

Visa estimates, target upped at Credit Suisse. V estimates were boosted through 2013, Credit Suisse said. Company is realizing higher margins. Outperform rating and new $130 price target.

Whole Foods ( WFM) numbers increased at Goldman. WFM estimates were raised through 2014, Goldman Sachs said. Company is seeing strong sales momentum. Buy rating and new $85 price target.

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