Analysts' Actions: AIG CIT STI AEP HNZ

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Brooks Automation ( BRKS) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

CIT Group ( CIT) initiated at Oppenheimer with Perform rating, Oppenheimer said. Landscape is littered with cheap financial stocks.

Concur Technologies ( CNQR) downgraded at Oppenheimer to Perform from Outperform, Oppenheimer said. Risk/reward is now more symmetrical.

First United ( FUNC) upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

H&R Block ( HRB) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Isis Pharmaceuticals ( ISIS) initiated at JMP Securities with Market Perform rating, JMP Securities said. Approval of Kynamro may be reflected.

SunTrust Banks ( STI) upgraded at JPMorgan to Overweight from Neutral, JPMorgan said. A beneficiary of the housing recovery.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

American Electric Power ( AEP) target raised at Jefferies to $47.50, Jefferies said. Based on 2015 EPS estimate of $3.45. Buy rating.

American International Group ( AIG)numbers raised at Deutsche Bank. Shares of AIG now seen reaching $42, Deutsche Bank said. Estimates also raised on share purchase outlook. Buy rating.

Biogen Idec ( BIIB) numbers raised at Deutsche Bank. Shares of BIIB now seen reaching $160, Deutsche Bank said. Estimates also raised on viable commercial opportunities. Buy rating.

H.J. Heinz ( HNZ) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of HNZ now seen reaching $57, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on quarterly beat. Hold rating.

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