NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS Akamai ( AKAM) was upgraded at Canaccord Genuity to buy. $45 price target. Newer video applications should drive near-term growth, Canaccord said. Allegheny Technologies ( ATI) was downgraded at JP Morgan from overweight to neutral. $29 price target. Estimates also cut, given the oversupply in the stainless steel market, JP Morgan said. Cubist Pharmaceuticals ( CBST) was initiated with a sell rating at Cantor Fitzgerald. $37 price target. Cubicin growth will likely slow in 2013, Cantor said. Cullen/Frost ( CFR) was upgraded at Sterne Agee from underperform to neutral. Valuation call, based on a $54 price target, Sterne Agee said. Ciena ( CIEN) was upgraded at FBR Capital Markets from market perform to outperform. Company can gain market share in the coming quarters, FBR Capital Markets said. Crocs ( CROX) was downgraded at Sterne Agee from buy to neutral. Estimates were also cut, given the company's new guidance, Sterne Agee said. F5 Networks ( FFIV) was downgraded at Wunderlich from buy to hold. $100 price target. Company posted lower earnings and is leveraged to slower macro growth, Wunderlich said. LSI ( LSI) was downgraded at Wedbush from outperform to neutral. $7 price target. Company is seeing lower flash demand, Wedbush said. NY Community Bancorp ( NYB) was downgraded at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from outperform to market perform. $13.50 price target. Net interest margin is declining and the company lacks near-term visibility, KBW said. Prosperity Bancshares ( PB) was upgraded at KBW from market perform to outperform. $48 price target. American State deal will add to earnings, KBW said. Wyndham ( WYN) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank from buy to hold. Valuation call, based on a $57 price target, Deutsche Bank said. Zynga ( ZNGA) was upgraded at Needham from hold to buy. Valuation call, based on a $4 price target, Needham said. Company has a solid cash cushion, Needham added.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESBest Buy ( BBY) numbers were cut at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $18. Estimates were also lowered following preannouncement, UBS said. Neutral rating. Cheesecake Factory ( CAKE) numbers were reduced at Lazard. Shares are now seen reaching $39. Estimates were also cut, given lower expected store growth, Lazard said. Buy rating.
Donaldson ( DCI) estimates, price target were reduced at BMO Capital. Company lowered its guidance. Market Perform rating and new $36 price target, BMO said. Brinker International ( EAT) estimates were trimmed at UBS through 2014. Softening industry trends, UBS said. Buy rating and $38 price target. EMC ( EMC) estimates, target cut at Lazard. Shares are now seen reaching $29. Estimates were also reduced, as the company is realizing slower sales growth, Lazard said. Buy rating. F5 Networks numbers were lowered at Lazard. Shares are now seen reaching $110. Estimates were also cut, as the company is leveraged to slower macro growth, Lazard said. Buy rating. InterActiveCorp ( IACI) estimates, price target were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $66. Estimates were also increased, factoring in the About.com purchase. Outperform rating. Lumber Liquidators ( LL) numbers increased at Goldman Sachs. Estimates were raised through 2014. Company has strong operating momentum, Goldman said. Neutral rating and new $53 price target. Motorola Solutions ( MSI) numbers were boosted at BMO Capital. Estimates were also increased, given stronger government spending, BMO said. Market Perform rating. Panera Bread ( PNRA) numbers were raised at Lazard. Shares are now seen reaching $188. Estimates were also increased, as marketing is driving same-store sales growth, Lazard said. Buy rating. Whole Foods Market ( WFM) numbers were raised at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $111. Estimates were also increased as proprietary basket of natural products suggests a strong fourth quarter, UBS said. Buy rating. >To submit a news tip, email: email@example.com.
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