Analysts' Actions: AMTD COST DIS F IBM

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:

Archer-Daniels Midland ( ADM) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

TD Ameritrade ( AMTD) was downgraded to Market Perform at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. $20 price target. Company has limited earnings upside potential, KBW said.

Alpha Natural ( ANR) was upgraded at Dahlman Rose from hold to buy. $12 price target. Company is leveraged to rising spot prices, Dahlman Rose said.

BancorpSouth ( BXS) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.  

Costco ( COST) was upgraded at Bernstein from underperform to market perform. $102 price target. Company is seeing healthy sales growth and stable margins, Bernstein said.

Walt Disney ( DIS) was upgraded at B. Riley Caris from neutral to buy. $63 price target. Company should see higher theme park margins, higher rates at ESPN and a strong film slate, B. Riley Caris said.

Energen ( EGN) was downgraded at Keybanc from buy to hold. Natural gas prices will likely remain depressed, Keybanc said.

Ford Motor ( F) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank from buy to hold. Valuation call, based on a $15 price target, Deutsche said.

Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) was initiated with a buy rating at UBS. $42 price target. Shareholder-friendly capital allocator with strong global footprint, UBS said.

Fiserv ( FISV) was initiated with a neutral rating at UBS. $82 price target. Emerging growth focus, but shares fully valued, UBS said.

Group 1 Automotive ( GPI) was upgraded at Keybanc from hold to buy. $77 price target. Company is leveraged to higher domestic auto demand, Keybanc said.

Hartford Financial ( HIG) was downgraded at FBR Capital Markets from outperform to market perform. Valuation call, based on a $25 price target.

IBM ( IBM) was upgraded at Societe Generale from sell to hold. $201 price target. Company boosted its guidance, Societe Generale said.

Incyte ( INCY) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to underweight from equal-weight. $14 price target. MF survey shades upside opportunity, Morgan Stanley said.

Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) was upgraded at Compass Point from sell to neutral. $44 price target. Macro environment has stabilized and growth should reaccelerate in Macau, Compass Point said.

Middleby ( MIDD) was upgraded at Robert Baird from neutral to outperform. $154 price target. Checks show higher expected capital spending in the restaurant business, Baird said.

NetSuite ( N) was upgraded at Lazard Capital Markets to buy from neutral. $85 price target. Increased sales capacity should support continued beat and raise scenarios, Lazard Capital Markets said.

Penske ( PAG) was upgraded at Keybanc from hold to buy. $36 price target. Domestic auto demand appears to be increasing, Keybanc said.

Synovus ( SNV) was downgraded at Bernstein Research from outperform to market perform. Valuation call, based on a $3 price target, Bernstein said.

Verizon ( VZ) was upgraded at Canaccord Genuity to buy. $50 price target. Company can expand its wireless margins, Canaccord Genuity said.

Walter Energy ( WLT) was upgraded at Dahlman Rose from hold to buy. $48 price target. Company is leveraged to better industry pricing, Dahlman Rose said.

Exco Resources ( XCO) was downgraded at Keybanc from buy to hold. Natural gas prices will likely remain low, Keybanc said.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Apple ( AAPL) estimates, target reduced at FBR. Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $675, according to FBR Capital Markets. Estimates also cut, as the company may continue to face margin pressure. Outperform rating.

Canadian National Railway ( CNI) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of CNI now seen reaching $84, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on improved cost management. Underperform rating.

Cree ( CREE) estimates, target raised at Lazard. Shares of CREE now seen reaching $47, according to Lazard Capital Markets. Estimates also increased, given higher lighting demand. Buy rating.

Cree target raised at Oppenheimer to $42, Oppenheimer said. Another positive quarter in a tough environment. Outperform rating.

General Electric ( GE) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of GE now seen reaching $25, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on backlog support for 2013. Outperform rating.

Google ( GOOG) target raised at Jefferies to $875, Jefferies said. Best positioned for opportunities in mobile. Buy rating.

Google estimates, target lowered at BMO. Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $790, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also cut, given the secular decline in online ad pricing. Outperform rating.

Google numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $765, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on quarterly tax beat. Perform rating.

International Game ( IGT) numbers boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of IGT now seen reaching $16, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given higher realized product sales. Neutral rating.

Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG) numbers raised at Lazard. Shares of ISRG now seen reaching $625, according to Lazard Capital Markets. Estimates also increased, as the company is seeing higher growth across the board. Buy rating.

Norfolk Southern ( NSC) target raised at Jefferies to $74, Jefferies said. Solid earnings performance. Hold rating.

Texas Instruments ( TXN) target raised at Jefferies to $40. Free cash flow 54% higher than net income. Buy rating.

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