Analysts' Actions: AEO, APC, JPM

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

American Eagle ( AEO) upgraded at Nomura from Neutral to Buy, Nomura said. $20 price target. New CEO can help to turn the business around.

Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) rated new Add at Capital One. $111 price target. Valuation call, ahead of the company's upcoming analyst meeting.

AngioDynamics ( ANGO) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Aruba Networks ( ARUN) upgraded at William Blair from Market Perform to Outperform, William Blair said. Company is leveraged to increased demand for enterprise mobility.

Ciena ( CIEN) upgraded at Stifel from Hold to Buy, Stifel Nicolaus said. $20 price target. Channel checks of component vendors were strong.

Cintas ( CTAS) upgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Previous investments are beginning to bear fruit.

FirstEnergy ( FE) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Macerich ( MAC) upgraded at Jefferies to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $61 price target. Attractive way to play Class A malls.

Synnex ( SNX) downgraded at Stifel from Buy to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Company lacks near-term catalysts.

WPX Energy ( WPX) rated new Neutral at JP Morgan. $19.50 price target. Company is hurt by lower natural gas prices.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Abbott Laboratories ( ABT) target raised at Jefferies to $76, Jefferies said. Market significantly undervalues breakup valuation. Buy rating.

American Eagle ( AEO) added to Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs. Company can continue to improve margins. $19 price target.

American Electric Power ( AEP) target raised at Jefferies to $42.50, Jefferies said. First step towards getting resolution of the company's electric security plan accomplished. Buy rating.

Deckers ( DECK) target reduced at Sterne Agee to $60, according to Sterne Agee. Company has limited sales visibility. Underperform rating.

Express ( EXPR) estimates, target increased at UBS. Shares of EXPR now seen reaching $29, according to UBS. Estimates also increased as the international segment provides another leg of growth. Buy rating.

H&R Block ( HRB) estimates cut at Morgan Stanley through 2013, Morgan Stanley said. Company is spending more on advertising, but seeing lower sales. Equal-weight rating.

JP Morgan ( JPM) numbers raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares of JPM now seen reaching $45, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, as the company is seeing higher margins and loan growth. Overweight rating.

Macy's ( M) estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of M now seen reaching $43, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company continues to gain market share. Outperform rating.

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