Analysts' Actions: CAT, LOW, HD, BLL

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Andatee China Marine Fuel Services ( AMCF) was downgraded to Sell at TheStreet Ratings.

Ball ( BLL) was downgraded at Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral. Valuation call, based on a $45 price target, Credit Suisse said.

Caterpillar ( CAT) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch from Neutral to Buy. $135 price target. Company has solid fundamentals and trades at an attractive valuation, BofA/Merrill said.

Esterline Technologies ( ESL) was upgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Outperform. $81 price target. Estimates were also boosted, as the company is realizing higher margins, Credit Suisse said.

Home Depot ( HD) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray from Neutral to Overweight. $62 price target. Comp sales and earnings growth should accelerate with the current remodeling cycle, Piper said.

Infosys ( INFY) was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral at HSBC. Company is not performing well and may be losing market share, HSBC said.

Janus Capital Group ( JNS) was upgraded at Citigroup to Neutral from Sell. $8 price target. Sharply higher EPS prospects given strong YTD markets, Citigroup said.

Linear Technology ( LLTC) was upgraded at Nomura from Neutral to Buy. $35 price target. Company is a quality name trading at an attractive valuation, Nomura said.

Lowe's ( LOW) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray from Neutral to Overweight. $41 price target. Company is leveraged to a favorable remodel cycle, Piper said.

PPG Industries ( PPG) was upgraded to Buy from Hold at Citigroup. $114 price target. Coating and natural gas exposure will propel the shares forward, Citi said.

UMH Properties ( UMH) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Waddell & Reed ( WDR) was upgraded at Citigroup to Neutral from Sell. $30 price target. Sharply higher EPS prospects given strong YTD markets, Citi said.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

AFLAC ( AFL) estimates were lowered at UBS through 2013. Expect capital deployment to be limited given recent European weakness, UBS said. Sell rating.

Best Buy ( BBY) target was lowered at UBS to $23.50. No rush to stock amid store closing uncertainty, UBS said. Neutral rating.

CBOE Holdings ( CBOE) estimates were lowered at Jefferies through 2013. Lower-than-anticipated volumes during the quarter and relatively fixed cost levels, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

Exelon ( EXC) price target was lowered at Jefferies to $42. Exposure to change in the commodity price for electricity, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Hersey Foods ( HSY) numbers were raised at Citigroup. Shares are now seen reaching $71. Estimates were also increased on strong pricing growth, Citigroup said. Buy rating.

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