NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGSAES ( AES) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. AIG ( AIG) upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Clear Channel Outdoor ( CCO) downgraded at Wedbush to Neutral, Wedbush said. Valuation call, based on a $12.50 price target. Cooper Tire ( CTB) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on an $18.50 price target. Jive Software ( JIVE) rated new Neutral at Baird. Valuation call, based on a $21 price target. LinkedIn ( LNKD) rated new Market Perform at BMO. $95 price target. Unique social offering with multiple levers to pull. Newmont Mining ( NEM) downgraded at TD Securities To Hold from Buy, TD Securities said. $73 price target. Risk in Conga and Cerro Quilish. Public Service ( PEG) downgraded at Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $30 price target. Company will be hurt by lower power prices. Penn National ( PENN) downgraded at FBR from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital Markets said. Valuation call, based on a $44 price target. Procter & Gamble ( PG) upgraded at BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $75 price target. Company is looking to deliver $10 billion in cost savings by 2016. Salix Pharmaceuticals ( SLXP) upgraded at Auriga to Buy from Hold, Auriga said. $54 price target. 2012 guidance appears conservative. Southwestern Energy ( SWN) downgraded at Stifel from Buy to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Test well did not do well in Brown Dense. Thompson Creek ( TC) downgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Sell, Deutsche Bank said. Company is spending more on capex. $7.50 price target. Tetra Tech ( TTEK) upgraded at Stifel from Hold to Buy, Stifel Nicolaus said. $30 price target. Company can sustain 15% annual earnings growth over the next three years. USG ( USG) upgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Channel checks suggest a successful 35% price increase. $18.50 price target.
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Ametek ( AME) target raised at Oppenheimer to $57, Oppenheimer said. Positive meetings with management. Outperform rating. Dendreon ( DNDN) estimates, target reduced at Credit Suisse. Shares of DNDN now seen reaching $13, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, as the company is seeing lumpy sales. Neutral rating. Darden Restaurants ( BMO) numbers raised at BMO. Shares of BMO now seen reaching $57, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also increased, as the company is cutting costs. Market Perform rating.