NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:Adtran ( ADTN) downgraded at UBS to sell from neutral, UBS said. $17 price target. Visibility remains limited. Alkermes ( ALKS) rated new neutral at Credit Suisse. Valuation call, based on a $24 price target. CBS ( CBS) upgraded at Wedbush from neutral to outperform, Wedbush said. $50 price target. Company is attractive on a sum-of-the-parts basis. Columbia Sportswear ( COLM) downgraded at BofA/Merrill from buy to underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. $45 price target. Cree ( CREE) downgraded at Jefferies to underperform from buy, Jefferies said. $28 price target. Overly optimistic LED demand trends. Cisco Systems ( CSCO) downgraded at JP Morgan from neutral to underweight, JP Morgan said. $18 price target. Company is exposed to sluggish enterprise spending. Donaldson ( DCI) upgraded at BofA/Merrill from neutral to buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $41 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company is realizing higher margins. EQT ( EQT) downgraded at Stifel from buy to hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Valuation call, as the stock reached the previous $67 price target. FedEx ( FDX) target raised at Citigroup to $114, Citigroup said. Improving international volumes and cost plan. Buy rating. Informatica ( INFA) downgraded at Wedbush from outperform to neutral, Wedbush said. Company may disappoint with 2013 guidance. Itron ( ITRI) downgraded at Jefferies to hold from buy, Jefferies said. $43 price target. High 1H13 consensus. Medtronic ( MDT) upgraded at Credit Suisse from neutral to outperform Credit Suisse said. $50 price target. Company can grow faster than consensus expectations over the coming quarters. Mead Johnson ( MJN) downgraded at JP Morgan from overweight to neutral, JP Morgan said. Valuation call. Qlik Technologies ( QLIK) downgraded at Stifel from buy to hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Company faces a transition year in 2013. Waters ( WAT) downgraded at Wells from outperform to market perform, Wells Fargo said. Valuation call. Williams-Sonoma ( WSM) downgraded at Goldman from buy to neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Margins have likely peaked. $51 price target.
Yum ( YUM) downgraded at Argus from buy to hold, Argus said. Company will likely see weaker growth in China.
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STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESApple ( AAPL) estimates, target reduced at BMO. Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $640, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also cut, as near-term guidance could disappoint. Outperform rating. Bank of NY Mellon ( BK) numbers cut at BofA/Merrill. Shares of BK now seen reaching $26, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Estimates also reduced, as the company is experiencing margin pressure. Neutral rating. CBS ( CBS) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of CBS now seen reaching $45, UBS said. Estimates also increased as company is unlocking value with US outdoor REIT conversion. Buy rating. Comerica ( CMA) estimates, target increased at BMO. CMA estimates were raised through 2014, BMO Capital said. Company is seeing better net interest income and has a lower provision forecast. Market Perform rating and new $32 price target. Comerica numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of CMA now seen reaching $35, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on loan growth. Hold rating. El Paso Pipeline ( EPB) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of EPB now seen reaching $42, UBS said. Estimates also increased as cost savings should help drive 4Q beat. Buy rating. First Solar ( FSLR) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of FSLR now seen reaching $30, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on high short interest. Hold rating. Jarden Corporation ( JAH) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of JAH now seen reaching $65, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on positive pre- announcement. Outperform rating. United Rentals ( URI) numbers boosted at Piper. Shares of URI now seen reaching $55, according to Piper Jaffray. Estimates also upped, as the construction market is recovering. Overweight rating. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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