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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:

Apollo Group ( APOL) downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal-weight from overweight, Morgan Stanley said. Tempered outlook for growth.

ASM International NV ADR ( ASMI) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Bank of America ( BAC) downgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from outperform, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $12 price target.

B&G Foods ( BGS) upgraded at Piper from neutral to overweight. $34 price target. Company has room on its balance sheet to make accretive acquisitions.

Bemis ( BMS) upgraded at JP Morgan from neutral to overweight, JP Morgan said. Company has multiple potential growth drivers.

ChinaEdu ( CEDU) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Crown ( CCK) downgraded at JP Morgan from overweight to neutral, JP Morgan said. Estimates also cut, given the company's exposure to Europe.

Comerica ( CMA) downgraded at Oppenheimer to perform from outperform. Valuation call.

CME ( CME) rated new neutral at Compass Point. Valuation call, based on a $55 price target.

Computer Sciences ( CSC) upgraded at Goldman from sell to neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $40 price target. Company is expanding its margins.

Cognizant ( CTSH) upgraded at Goldman from sell to neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $72 price target. Company can deliver mid-teens organic growth this year.

Citrix ( CTXS) upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold, Jefferies said. $80 price target. Potential for desktop growth. Buy rating.

Covanta ( CVA) downgraded at Baird from outperform to neutral, Robert Baird said. Valuation call, based on a $20 price target.

Commvault ( CVLT) downgraded at Goldman from buy to neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, based on a $70 price target.

Diebold ( DBD) downgraded at Goldman from neutral to sell, Goldman Sachs said. $27 price target. Company will likely see weaker ATM demand.

Dish Network ( DISH) upgraded at Wunderlich from hold to buy, Wunderlich said. $42 price target. Wireless business should create a new growth avenue.

FirstMerit Corp ( FMER) upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform, Oppenheimer said. $18 price target. Low valuation and solid growth outlook.

Global Payments ( GPN) upgraded at JP Morgan to overweight from neutral, JP Morgan said. Solid F2Q builds case for more EPS upside to come.

Healthcare Services ( HCSG) upgraded at Benchmark from Hold to Buy, Benchmark said. $27 price target. Company is growing faster and deserves a higher multiple.

Intercontinental Exchange ( ICE) rated new buy at Compass Point. $150 price target. Stock is attractively valued and the company can continue to deliver solid growth.

KeyCorp ( KEY) upgraded at Oppenheimerto outperform from perform, Oppenheimer said. $11 price target. Low valuation and solid growth outlook.

Level 3 Communications ( LVLT) downgraded at D.A. Davidson to neutral from buy, D.A. Davidson said. $25 price target. Wholesale still hypercompetitive.

Mastercard ( MA) upgraded at Goldman from neutral to buy, Goldman Sachs said. $575 price target. Company is leveraged to strong credit and international volume.

Mattel ( MAT) upgraded at MKM to buy from neutral, MKM Partners said. $41 price target. Solid 2013 outlook and capital returns should accelerate.

Mercury General ( MCY) upgraded at Stifel from sell to hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. New regulations in California should boost claims.

MetLife ( MET) rated new hold at Deutsche. $38 price target. Industry will struggle in a period of low interest rates and higher unemployment.

Nasdaq OMX ( NDAQ) rated new neutral at Compass Point. $28 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 17% over the past six months.

PG&E ( PCG) upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold, Jefferies said. $45 price target. Will trade in line once San Bruno proceedings are resolved. Buy rating.

Qualcomm ( QCOM) rated new buy at Topeka. $75 price target. Current momentum should continue in the near term.

Ross Stores ( ROST) upgraded at Deutsche from hold to buy, Deutsche Bank said. $66 price target. Company can continue to deliver solid growth in an uncertain environment.

Sapient ( SAPE) upgraded at Goldman from sell to neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $11 price target. Sales have stabilized in the core business.

Synovus Financial ( SNV) upgraded at KBW from market perform to outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $3.25 price target. DTA recapture and TARP repayment are potential near-term catalysts.

Sonoco ( SON) downgraded at JP Morgan from neutral to underweight, JP Morgan said. Estimates also cut, as the company could see lower sales in plastics and the emerging markets.

Sysco Corp. ( SYY) downgraded at Morgan Stanley to Underweight from Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. $27 price target. Margin pressure from a return of food inflation.

Walter Energy ( WLT) downgraded at Deutsche from buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $42 price target.

Western Union ( WU) downgraded at Goldman from neutral to sell, Goldman Sachs said. $12 price target. Pricing concerns could weigh on margins.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Abercrombie & Fitch ( ANF) numbers boosted at Sterne Agee. Shares of ANF now seen reaching $62, according to Sterne Agee. Estimates also upped, following recent channel checks. Buy rating.

BlackRock ( BLK) target raised at Jefferies. Shares of BLK now seen reaching $215, Jefferies said. Organic growth stands out. Hold rating.

Cypress Semiconductor ( CY) numbers cut at Sterne Agee. CY estimates were reduced through 2013, Sterne Agee said. Company is leveraged to slower macro growth. Buy rating and new $14 price target.

EMC Corporation ( EMC) numbers cut at UBS. Shares of EMC now seen reaching $28.50, UBS said. Estimates also lowered as big data overhyped short term, but real long term. Buy rating.

Hubbell ( HUBB) target raised at Oppenheimer to $98. Longer term recovery in nonresidential and residential markets. Outperform rating.

Monsanto ( MON) estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares of MON now seen reaching $115, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher deferred revenue. Overweight rating.

Monsanto numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of MON now seen reaching $110, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on tailwind from Roundup Ready. Hold rating.

Qlik Technologies ( QLIK) target raised at Jefferies to $21, Jefferies said. Survey suggests in line quarter. Hold rating.

Visa ( V) added to Conviction Buy List at Goldman. Company should see higher new transactions. Price target also lifted to $188.

Weyerhaeuser ( WY) numbers raised at Citigroup to $36. Estimates also increased as previously too bearish on pulp and not bullish enough on lumber. Buy rating.

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