Analysts' Actions: AEO, ANF, COST, HOLX

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American Eagle ( AEO) was upgraded at Wedbush from Neutral to Outperform. $22 price target. Positive store checks suggest that higher sales and margins are around the corner, Wedbush said.

Accretive Health ( AH) was downgraded at UBS to Neutral from Hold. $11 price target. Possibly more issues lurking around the corner, UBS said.

Alere ( ALR) was upgraded at Leerink Swann to Outperform from Market Perform. $28-$30 valuation range. Attractive upside potential, Leerink Swann said.

Abercrombie & Fitch ( ANF) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS. $66 price target. Trend stabilization and favorable risk/reward, UBS said.

Cardtronics ( CATM) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray from Neutral to Overweight. $32 price target. Company is posting higher sales growth, Piper Jaffray said.

Cavium Networks ( CAVM) was upgraded at Mizuho from Neutral to Buy. $35 price target. Business fundamentals are improving, Mizuho said.

Costco ( COST) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to Hold. Valuation call, based on an $89 price target, Deutsche Bank said.

ExactTarget ( ET) was initiated with a Buy rating at Canaccord Genuity. $32 price target. Company has a broad product portfolio that addresses a big market opportunity, Canaccord said.

Haemonetics ( HAE) was upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Underweight to Equal-Weight. Visibility is improving and the Pall purchase can drive long-term growth, Morgan Stanley said.

Hologic ( HOLX) was downgraded at Dougherty to Neutral. $20 price target. GPRO acquisition is unimpressive, Dougherty said.

McKesson ( MCK) was downgraded at Auriga USA from Buy to Hold. Valuation call, based on a $98 price target, Auriga USA said.

Schnitzer Steel ( SCHN) was initiated with a Hold rating at Keybanc. Company lacks near-term catalysts, Keybanc said.

Vantiv ( VNTV) was initiated with a Neutral rating at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on a $23 price target.

Vantiv was initiated with a Buy rating at Deutsche Bank. $26 price target. New merchant wins are driving organic growth, Deutsche Bank said.

WMS Industries ( WMS) was upgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Outperform. $27 price target. Estimates also boosted, as management is turning the business around, Credit Suisse said.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Bed Bath & Beyond ( BBBY) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $84. Estimates were also raised on sales and margin momentum, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating.

General Cable ( BGC) numbers were increased at Keybanc. Estimates were boosted through 2013. Company is seeing higher demand across the board, Keybanc said. Buy rating.

Cardtronics ( CATM) estimates, target were increased at Credit Suisse. Estimates were raised through 2014. Business is gaining momentum, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating and new $32 price target.

ConocoPhillips ( COP) estimates, target lowered at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $47. Estimates were also lowered to reflect completion of the downstream spin off.

Sourcefire ( FIRE) numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $55. Estimates were also raised on sizable upside, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

Sourcefire numbers were raised at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $54. Estimates also increased on solid quarterly results, UBS said. Neutral rating.

Forest Laboratories ( FRX) numbers were raised at ThinkEquity. Shares are now seen reaching $40. Estimates were also increased, given the company's new guidance. Buy rating.

Forest Oil ( FST) numbers were cut at Societe Generale. Shares are now seen reaching $16.50. Estimates were also lowered on increasing DD&A and weak NGL prices, Societe Generale said.

Home Depot ( HD) numbers were raised at BMO Capital Markets. Shares are now seen reaching $53. Estimates were also raised on prospects of a strong first quarter. Market Perform rating.

Humana ( HUM) numbers were lowered at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $100. Estimates were also lowered on heated expectations, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

NII Holdings ( NIHD) numbers were cut at Morgan Stanley. Estimates were reduced through 2014. Company is facing increased competition, Morgan Stanley said. Equal-weight rating and new $16 price target.

NYSE Euronext ( NYX) numbers were lowered at Citigroup. Shares are now seen reaching $27. Estimates were also lowered as tough environment catches up to tech business, Citigroup said.

NYSE Euronext numbers were lowered at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $26. Estimates were also lowered on slow start for tech segment. Hold rating.

OM Group ( OMG) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Procter & Gamble ( PG) numbers were lowered at BMO Capital Markets. Shares are now seen reaching $74. Estimates were also lowered on lack of near-term catalysts, BMO Capital Markets said. Outperform rating.

Children's Place ( PLCE) numbers were reduced at Sterne Agee. Shares are now seen reaching $47. Estimates were also cut, given increased promotional activity, Sterne Agee said.

Teekay Corp. ( TK) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Tenneco ( TEN) numbers were lowered at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $38. Estimates were also lowered on first-quarter miss. Buy rating.

Texas Roadhouse ( TXRH) numbers were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $19. Estimates were also increased, as the company is gaining market share, Credit Suisse. Neutral rating.

Unilever ( UN) target was raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $39.30. Improving execution and brand quality build, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Veeco Instruments ( VECO) numbers were boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $32. Estimates were also increased, as the company is gaining market share and expanding margins, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.

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