Analysts' Actions: MA, PAY, ADTN

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Adtran ( ADTN) downgraded at Morgan Stanley to Equal Weight from Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. Weak carrier capex.

DreamWorks ( DWA) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Denbury ( DNR) resources upgraded at Sterne Agee to Neutral from Underperform, Sterne Agee said. Williston Basin results creates optionality.

Exterran Partners ( ELXP) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

FEI Company ( FEIC) rated new Overweight at JP Morgan. $56 price target. Poised to continue strong growth.

MasterCard ( MA) rated new Neutral at UBS. $439 price target. Europe may be a challenge.

VeriFone ( PAY) rated new Neutral at UBS. $50 price target. Well positioned for long term growth.

Paychex ( PAYX) rated new Buy at UBS. $37 price target. Positioned ahead of eventual small business comeback.

QEP Resources ( QEP) downgraded at Sterne Agee to Underperform from Neutral, Sterne Agee said. $35 price target. Lack of catalysts.

SandRidge Energy ( SD) downgraded at Canaccord to Sell from Hold, Canaccord said. $6 price target. Higher operating expense.

Visa ( V) rated new Neutral at UBS. $124 price target. Durbin will likely slow growth.

Western Union ( WU) rated new Neutral at UBS. $19 price target. Shares inexpensive, but near term outlook unclear.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Air Methods Corporation ( AIRM) target raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of AIRM now seen reaching $103, Oppenheimer said. Pricing continues to drive growth. Outperform rating.

Bank of New York Mellow ( BK) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of BK now seen reaching $23, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised now that expense hurdles are clear. Hold rating.

Cooper Industries ( CBE) target raised at Oppenheimer. Share of CBE now seen reaching $70, Oppenheimer said. Strength percolating. Outperform rating.

Costco ( COST) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of COST now seen reaching $78, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on inline second quarter EBIT, representing progress. Hold rating.

Finisar ( FNSR) numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of FNSR now seen reaching $18, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on Lightwire overhang. Hold rating.

Hubbell Incorporated ( HUB.B) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of HUB.B now seen reaching $83, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on impressive strategic focus. Outperform rating.

InterXion Holding ( INXN) numbers raised at Benchmark. Shares of INXN now seen reaching $18, Benchmark said. Estimates also raised on solid guidance. Overweight rating.

Jazz Pharma ( JAZZ) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of JAZZ now seen reaching $64, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on beatable 2012 guidance. Buy rating.

Joy Global ( JOY) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of JOY now seen reaching $64, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on solid long-term outlook. Hold rating.

JP Morgan ( JPM) numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of JPM now seen reaching $45, according to Citigroup. Estimates also increased to reflect a more sanguine view on expense control. Buy rating.

VeriFone ( PAY) numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of PAY now seen reaching $57, according to Citigroup. Estimates also increased on positive mid quarter commentary from the company and strong 4Q11 results from competitor. Buy rating.

PetSmart ( PETM) numbers raised at JP Morgan. Shares of PETM now seen reaching $54, JP Morgan said. Estimates also raised on consistent execution. Neutral rating.

PetSmart target raised at Credit Suisse to $60, Credit Suisse said. Outlook for strong 2012 remains intact. Outperform rating.

Verisk Analytics ( VRSK) numbers raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of VRSK now seen reaching $48, Credit Suisse said. Estimates also raised on strong quarter. Outperform rating.

Western Gas Partners ( WES) numbers raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of WES now seen reaching $48, Credit Suisse said. Estimates also raised on strong organic growth trajectory. Outperform rating.

Westport Innovations ( WPRT) target raised at Morgan Stanley to $52, Morgan Stanley. Top line expansion story gains steam. Overweight rating.

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