Analysts' Actions: BX, FSLR, DECK

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Blackstone was initiated with a Buy rating at Stifel Nicolaus. $20 price target. Alternative investment strategies continue to attract assets, Stifel Nicolaus said.

CH Robinson ( CHRW) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank from Hold to Buy. Valuation call, based on a $79 price target, Deutsche said.

Comerica ( CMA) was downgraded at BMO from Outperform to Market Perform. Valuation call, based on a $36 price target, BMO said.

Cree ( CREE) was downgraded at ThinkEquity from Buy to Hold. $30 price target. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance, ThinkEquity said.

Deckers Outdoor ( DECK) was upgraded at Sterne Agee to Neutral. Valuation call, as the stock is down 30% since December, Sterne Agee said.

Dun & Bradstreet ( DNB) was downgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Underweight. $75 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts, JP Morgan said.

First Solar ( FSLR) was downgraded at Wunderlich from Hold to Sell. $14 price target. Company is making a material change to its strategy, Wunderlich said.

First Solar was upgraded from Sell to Hold at Cantor Fitzgerald. Valuation call, based on a $21.50 price target, Cantor said.

Global Sources ( GSOL) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Molycorp ( MCP) was upgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Walter Energy was initiated with a Buy rating at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $75 price target. Company has less energy exposure than its peers, BofA/Merrill Lynch said.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Apple ( AAPL) estimates, target boosted at Goldman Sachs. Shares are now seen reaching $750. Estimates were also increased, given higher expected iPhone and iPad sales, Goldman said. Buy rating.

Comerica estimates, target were raised at Guggenheim. Estimates were increased through 2013. Company is focused on commercial loan growth, Guggenheim said. Buy rating and new $38 price target.

Comerica numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $34. Estimates were also raised on better credit, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

Cree estimates, target were reduced at Keybanc. Shares are now seen reaching $35. Estimates were also cut, given the company's new guidance, Keybanc said. Buy rating.

Cree numbers were raised at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $38. Estimates were also raised on slow quarter now in the rear view, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating.

Cree target was raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $35. Business fundamentals are improving, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

El Paso Electric ( EE) numbers were cut at Ladenburg.

First Solar numbers were lowered at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $26. Estimates were also lowered on restructuring, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

First Solar numbers were raised at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $25. Estimates were also increased as restructuring plan is viewed positively, First Solar said. Neutral rating.

Goldman Sachs ( GS) estimates were increased at UBS through 2013. Visible expense control, UBS said. Buy rating and $150 price target.

Goldman Sachs numbers were increased at Morgan Stanley through 2014. Equity business is driving growth, Morgan Stanley said. Equal-weight rating and new $135 price target.

WW Grainger ( GWW) numbers were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $244. Estimates were also increased, as the company is gaining market share. Outperform rating.

W.W. Grainger numbers were raised at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $230. Estimates were also raised on significant earnings leverage to volume, Oppenheimer said. Perform rating.

IBM ( IBM) estimates, price target were raised at BMO Capital. Shares are now seen reaching $200. Estimates were also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins, BMO said. Market Perform rating.

Intel ( INTC) estimates were increased at BMO Capital through 2013. Company is realizing a lower tax rate and share count, BMO said. Market Perform rating and $24 price target.

Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG) numbers increased through 2013 at JMP Securities. Company continues to deliver solid procedure growth, JMP said. Outperform rating and new $650 price target.

Lowe's ( LOW) price target was boosted at BMO Capital to $34. Company should benefit from favorable weather trends, BMO said. Market Perform rating.

Lowe's numbers were raised at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $37. Estimates were also increased on progress with transformation initiatives, Lowe's said. Buy rating.

Starbucks ( SBUX) estimates, price target were increased at Credit Suisse through 2013. Company should benefit from lower coffee prices, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating and new $67 price target.

Seagate Technology ( STX) numbers increased at BMO Capital through 2013. Company is realizing higher margins, BMO Capital said. Market Perform rating and new $34 price target.

US Bancorp ( USB) numbers were raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares are now seen reaching $35. Estimates were also increased, as the company is realizing higher sales and seeing better credit trends, Morgan Stanley said. Overweight rating.

Yahoo! ( YHOO) estimates were increased at BMO Capital through 2013. Asia is driving growth. Market Perform rating and $17 price target, BMO Capital said.

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