Analysts' Actions: AEO HOV SD TGT X

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:

Aegion ( AEGN) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings.

American Eagle Outfitters ( AEO) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with a $22 price target. Valuation is fair.

Ascena Retail Group ( ASNA) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup with a $20 price target. Long-term value, but near-term comp headwinds.

CR Bard ( BCR) was upgraded at JP Morgan to Overweight from Neutral. Anticipate favorable resolution of Gore patent litigation.

Cryolife ( CRY) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Brown-Forman ( BFB) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to Underweight. Organic sales growth is slowing. $61 price target.

Emergent BioSolutions ( EBS) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Flir Systems ( FLIR) was upgraded at Needham from Hold to Buy. Valuation call, based on a $27 price target.

Starwood ( HOT) was downgraded from Buy to Neutral at Suntrust Robinson Humphrey. Valuation call, based on a $65 price target.

Hovnanian ( HOV) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with a $7.50 price target. Recent rally leaves shares fully valued.

Idacorp ( IDA) was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform at Wells Fargo said. Valuation call.

Alliant Energy ( LNT) was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform at Wells Fargo said. Valuation call.

Lam Research ( LRCX) was initiated with a Buy rating at DA Davidson with a $56 price target. Company can gain market share and generate solid earnings growth in the coming years.

Marriott ( MAR) was upgraded from Neutral to Buy at Suntrust Robinson Humphrey. Valuation call, based on a $45 price target.

Pepco ( POM) was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform at Wells Fargo. Company should see a better regulatory environment.

Parexel ( PRXL) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup with a $36 price target. Improving core operational metrics.

Remy International ( REMY) was initiated with a Sell at TheStreet Ratings.

Ross Stores ( ROST) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup with a $60 price target. Stellar company, but fair valuation.

Sandridge ( SD) was downgraded from Buy to Hold at Wunderlich with a $7 price target. Expect lower near-term earnings, following the Permian sale.

Target ( TGT) numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of TGT were downgraded to Hold from Buy with a $59 price target. Tough holiday season.

Valspar ( VAL) was upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc with a $75 price target. Coating profits with more growth likely in 2013.

Werner ( WERN) was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Robert Baird said. Domestic truckload pricing growth appears to be at an inflection point.

Wellpoint ( WLP) was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral at Credit Suisse with a $65 price target. New analyst believes the company may face increased competition into 2014.

US Steel ( X) was upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with a $30 price target. Company has multiple potential, near-term catalysts.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

eBay ( EBAY) estimates and target were boosted at Canaccord Genuity. Shares of EBAY now seen reaching $56. Estimates also upped, given higher expected GMV growth. Hold rating.

Entergy ( ETR) numbers were cut at UBS. Shares of ETR are now seen reaching $66, UBS said. Estimates also lowered to reflect lower nuclear outlook. Neutral rating.

Facebook ( FB) target was raised at JP Morgan. Shares of FB now seen reaching $35, according to JP Morgan. Mobile advertising should continue to drive growth. Overweight rating.

Google ( GOOG) numbers were lowered at Oppenheimer. Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $715, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on margin pressure. Perform rating.

Monsanto ( MON) numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares of MON now seen reaching $99, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on Brazil tailwinds. Hold rating.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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