NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS Alliance Data ( ADS) upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. $149 price target. Estimates also boosted, following positive meetings with management. Amazon.com ( AMZN) rated new Buy at ThinkEquity. $230 price target. Company can continue to gain market share. American Express ( AXP) downgraded at Wells Fargo from Outperform to Market Perform. Valuation call, Wells Fargo said. Baldwin & Lyons ( BWINA) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings. Best Buy ( BBY) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. eBay ( EBAY) rated new Buy at ThinkEquity. $43 price target. Company continues to expand its addressable market, ThinkEquity said. Google ( GOOG) rated new Buy at ThinkEquity. $714 price target. Company remains well positioned. HollyFrontier ( HFC) downgraded at Credit Suisse to Neutral from Outperform, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $40 price target. Janus ( JNS) downgraded at Jefferies from Buy to Hold, Jefferies said. Valuation call, based on a $9.50 price target. Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings. Nordstrom ( JWN) upgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $65 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company can gain market share. Allscripts ( MDRX) downgraded at Auriga from Buy to Hold, Auriga USA said. $19 price target. Company faces growth challenges. Magna ( MGA) downgraded at Citi to Sell, Citigroup said. Valuation call. PNC Financial ( PNC) downgraded at Nomura from Buy to Neutral, Nomura said. Regional banks already trade at a premium. Pentair ( PNR) upgraded at William Blair to Outperform, William Blair said. Tyco purchase should add to earnings. Suntrust ( STI) upgraded at Nomura from Neutral to Buy, Nomura said. Company is leveraged to better mortgage growth. TriMas ( TRS) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. UBS ( UBS) was downgraded to Sell at TheStreet Ratings. United Continental Holdings ( UAL) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings. US Bancorp ( USB) downgraded at Nomura from Buy to Neutral, Nomura said. Valuation call. Wells Fargo ( WFC) upgraded at Nomura from Neutral to Buy, Nomura said. Consensus earnings expectations appear too low. Whole Foods Market ( WFM) was downgraded from Buy to Neutral at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on an $88 price target, Goldman said. Yahoo! ( YHOO) was initiated with a Hold rating at ThinkEquity. $17 price target. Company is facing increased competition, ThinkEquity said.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESBroadcom ( BRCM) estimates, target raised at Auriga USA. Shares now seen reaching $45. Company is leveraged to better mobile and switching demand, Auriga said. Buy rating. Chipotle ( CMG) estimates, target increased at UBS. Estimates were raised through 2013. Company is seeing solid sales momentum, UBS said. Neutral rating and new $442 price target.
Capital One ( COF) was removed from the Top Picks live list at Citigroup. Valuation call, as the stock is up 35% year to date, Citigroup said. $66 price target. Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS) numbers were raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of DKS now seen reaching $57. Estimates were also increased, as the company is leveraged to higher consumer demand. Outperform rating. Ford ( F) was added to the Top Picks Live list at Citigroup. U.S. auto demand continues to improve, Citigroup said. Fifth Third ( FITB) was added to the Conviction Buy list at Nomura. Mortgage volume is improving and the Florida real estate market has likely bottomed, Nomura said. Joy Global ( JOYG) are now seen reaching $78 at UBS. Estimates were also cut, as the coal market faces headwinds, UBS said. Neutral rating. Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) numbers were increased at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Estimates were raised through 2013. Macau should continue to drive growth, BofA/Merrill Lynch said. Buy rating and new $65 price target. Monster Beverage ( MNST) numbers boosted at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $70. Estimates were also increased, given better pricing. Buy rating. Red Hat ( RHT) estimates were increased at Morgan Stanley through 2014. Billings growth is accelerating, Morgan Stanley said. Equal-weight rating. Verint ( VRNT) estimates, target were boosted at JPMorgan. Shares are now seen reaching $39.50, according to JP Morgan. Estimates were also increased, given the company's new guidance. Overweight rating. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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