Analysts' Actions: AAPL, VPHM, CVX

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Aegion ( AEGN) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Apollo ( APOL) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $45 price target. Company faces multiple growth headwinds.

Assured Guaranty ( AGO) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Coinstar ( CSTR) downgraded at JP Morgan from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 35% year-to-date. $62 price target.

Cablevision ( CVC) downgraded at Collins Stewart from Buy to Neutral, Collins Stewart. Growth will likely remain flat in the coming quarters.

Chevron ( CVX) upgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $130 price target. Valuation call, as the company is leveraged to higher Brent prices.

Domino's Pizza ( DPZ) downgraded at JP Morgan from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $38 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 143% since last January.

Ecolab ( ECL) downgraded at JP Morgan from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, based on a $62 price target.

ITT Education ( ESI) downgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Sell, Deutsche Bank said. $50 price target. Enrollment trends will likely slow down, as the labor market improves.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals ( IRWD) downgraded at Cantor to Sell, Cantor Fitzgerald said. Valuation call, based on a $10 price target.

Marathon Oil ( MRO) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $37 price target. Taking a more defensive stance on oil sector.

Murphy Oil ( MUR) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $64 price target. Company could be hurt by higher domestic oil supply.

Oasis Petroleum ( OAS) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Higher oil prices could hurt demand. $37 price target.

MetroPCS ( PCS) rated new Neutral at Nomura. $13 price target. Company is positioned relatively well, but the prepaid business faces multiple headwinds.

MetroPCS downgraded at UBS to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $11 price target. Revised guidance suggests downside to 2012 estimates.

Thompson Creek ( TC) downgraded at Dahlman from Buy to Hold, Dahlman Rose said. Costs at Mt. Milligan project are rising significantly.

Viropharma ( VPHM) downgraded at Auriga from Buy to Hold, Auriga USA said. Valuation call, based on a $34 price target.

Western Refining ( WNR) downgraded at Morgan Stanley from Overweight to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. Valuation call, based on a $21 price target.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Apple ( AAPL) estimates, target boosted at Sterne Agee. Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $620, according to Sterne Agee. Estimates also upped, given higher expected demand for the new iPad. Buy rating.

AutoZone ( AZO) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of AZO now seen reaching $400, according to UBS. Estimates also increased on industry leading comp growth.

AutoZone numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of AZO now seen reaching $395, according to Citigroup. Estimates also increased on better comp expectations. Buy rating.

Cooper Industries ( CBE) numbers increased at Morgan Stanley. CBE estimates were raised through 2013, Morgan Stanley said. Company boosted its guidance. Equal-weight rating and new $63 price target.

Domino's Pizza ( DPZ) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of DPZ now seen reaching $44, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on EPS accretion. Outperform rating.

Eastman Chemical ( EMN) numbers upped at BofA/Merrill. EMN estimates were boosted through 2013, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company is realizing higher margins. Buy rating and new $68 price target.

EOG Resources ( EOG) target raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of EOG now seen reaching $140, Oppenheimer said. Liquids production growth boosts valuation. Outperform rating.

Eaton Corp. ( ETN) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of ETN now seen reaching $60, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on positive analyst meeting. Outperform rating.

Foot Locker ( FL) target raised at Jefferies to $29, Jefferies said. High expectations into next week's analyst day. Hold rating.

First Solar ( FSLR) estimates, target cut at Citigroup. Shares of FSLR now seen reaching $45, according to Citigroup. Estimates also lowered on deferral of revenue rcognition in the EPC business. Neutral rating.

Great Plains ( GXP) numbers cut at Wunderlich. Shares of GXP now seen reaching $21, according to Wunderlich. Estimates also reduced, as the company is realizing lower margins. Hold rating.

Impax Laboratories ( IPXL) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of IPXL now seen reaching $21, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on expected fourth qaurter upside. Hold rating.

Microsoft ( MSFT) target raised at Nomura. Shares of MSFT now seen reaching $37, according to Nomura. Stock trends to trade well ahead of a new Windows launch. Buy rating.

Rowan Companies ( RDC) estimates, target lowered at UBS. Shares of RDC now seen reaching $41, according to UBS. Estimates also lowered on higher operating and interest expenses. Buy rating.

Rowan Companies numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of RDC now seen reaching $45, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on disappointing guidance. Buy rating.

SM Energy ( SM) target lowered at Jefferies tO $93, Jefferies said. Plans provide visibility into vast probables value but main challenge is managing cash flows. Buy rating.

Tenet Healthcare ( THC) numbers raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of THC now seen reaching $7, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as growth should accelerate in the second half of the year. Outperform rating.

Tractor Supply ( TSCO) numbers increased at BofA/Merrill through 2014, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Demand has been solid and the company is buying back more shares. Buy rating and new $95 price target.

ViroPharma Incorporated ( VPHM) target raised at Oppenheimer to $34, Oppenheimer said. Addition of Buccolam to net present value. Outperform rating.

ViroPharma Incorporated numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of VPHM now seen reaching $37, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on expanded manufacturing capacity. Buy rating.

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