NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS AFLAC ( AFL) rated new Neutral at UBS. $44 price target. Margin compression and product changes cloud outlook. First Majestic Silver ( AG) upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Altra Holdings ( AIMC) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. Ameriprise ( AMP) rated new Buy at UBS. $60 price target. Business mix shift will drive results and valuation improvement. American Tower ( AMT) downgraded at Citigroup to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $76 price target. Valuation call and lack of catalysts. Axcelis Technologies ( ACLS) downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings. BreitBurn Energy Partners ( BBEP) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. Caterpillar ( CAT) downgraded at Jefferies to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $85 price target. Weakness outside the U.S. CNH Global ( CNH) downgraded at Jefferies to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $40 price target. Weakness outside the U.S. Cinemark ( CNK) downgraded at Stifel from Buy to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Valuation call. Dolby ( DLB) downgraded at JP Morgan to Underweight, JP Morgan said. Estimates also cut, given lower unit sales across the board. Starwood ( HOT) downgraded at Argus from Buy to Hold, Argus said. Company is leveraged to a potential global slowdown. Hillshire Brands ( HSH) upgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $31 price target. Company is cutting costs and should post better volume growth. MetLife ( MET) rated new Buy at UBS. $43 price target. Attractive global growth opportunities through Alico. NCR ( NCR) upgraded at Compass Point from Neutral to Buy, Compass Point said. $30 price target. Entertainment sale should show the company's true earnings power. Rovi ( ROVI) downgraded at BMO from Outperform to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. Company is seeing lower market demand. $19 price target. Saks ( SKS) downgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. Estimates also cut, given a weaker macro outlook. $9 price target. Staples ( SPLS) downgraded at UBS to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $13 price target. Downside risk limited, but few catalysts. Tiffany ( TIF) upgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. Brand is rock solid. $70 price target. Tesla Motors ( TSLA) downgraded at Wunderlich from Buy to Sell, Wunderlich said. $28 price target. Company seeing lower demand for the Model S vehicle. VMWare ( VMW) upgraded at Drexel Hamilton from Hold to Buy, Drexel Hamilton said. $110 price target. Company is performing well, despite currency headwinds.
Vivus ( VVUS) upgraded at Jefferies to Hold from Underperform, Jefferies said. $31 price target. FDA approval is a big win. Whole Foods ( WFM) downgraded at Williams from Outperform to Perform, William Capital said. Valuation call, based on a $88 price target.
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STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAmgen ( AMGN) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of AMGN now seen reaching $88, Jefferies said. $88 price target. AMG-145 potential. Buy rating. Centene Corporation ( CNC) target raised at Oppenheimer to $46, Oppenheimer said. Take-out upside potential. Outperform rating. DTE Energy ( DTE) numbers boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of DTE now seen reaching $65, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company is leveraged to the warmer weather. Outperform rating. EMC ( EMC) estimates, target lowered at Credit Suisse. EMC estimates were cut through 2013, Credit Suisse said. Company is being hurt by the soft macro environment. Outperform rating and new $30 price target. Goldman Sachs ( GS) estimates increased at Morgan Stanley through 2013, Morgan Stanley said. Company is seeing higher market activity and keeping a tight lid on costs. Equal-weight rating and $130 price target. Intel ( INTC) estimates reduced at BMO through 2013, BMO Capital said. Company reduced its guidance. Market Perform rating and $24 price target. Coca-Cola ( KO) estimates lowered at UBS through 2013, UBS said. Slowing in Japan, China, Brazil, and Europe. Neutral rating and $77 price target. Coca-Cola numbers reduced at Goldman. Shares of KO now seen reaching $81, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also cut, as the company is realizing lower margins. Buy rating. Mosaic ( MOS) estimates raised at UBS through 2014, UBS said. Slightly higher volumes, prices offset cost increases. Buy rating and $67 price target. M&T Bank ( MTB) numbers raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of MTB now seen reaching $96, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, given higher loan growth. Neutral rating. Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) numbers cut at Morgan Stanley. Shares of WYNN now seen reaching $120, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also reduced, given decelerating growth. Equal-weight rating.
STRATEGY CALLS / MARKET CALLSS&P 500 ( SPX) target lowered at Credit Suisse. SPX now seen reaching 1425, according to Credit Suisse. Expect lower earnings, especially out of Europe. >To submit a news tip, email: email@example.com.
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