NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:Autodesk ( ADSK) upgraded at Goldman from Sell to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. Company was also placed on the Conviction Buy list. $45 price target. Company is leveraged to an improving commercial construction market. Alliant Techsystems ( ATK) downgraded at FBR from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital Markets said. Valuation call. Banner ( BANR) downgraded at DA Davidson from Buy to Neutral, DA Davidson said. Valuation call, based on a $35 price target. Briggs & Stratton ( BGG) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. CBOE ( CBOE) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. CF Industries ( CF) upgraded at Dahlman from Hold to Buy, Dahlman Rose said. Industry should see positive newsflow heading into the Spring Application season. Cypress Semiconductor ( CY) downgraded at Wunderlich from Buy to Hold, Wunderlich said. $10 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts. eBay ( EBAY) upgraded at Bernstein from Market Perform to Outperform, Bernstein said. $65 price target. Estimates also boosted, as new initiatives will drive growth. Flextronics ( FLEX) downgraded at UBS to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $7 price target. Execution challenges persist. Goldman Sachs ( GS) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 50% since August. Goldman Sachs downgraded at Citigroup to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $150 price target. Valuation call. Janus ( JNS) downgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Underperform, Credit Suisse said. $8 price target. Company will likely see lower asset inflows. Janus Capital Group downgraded at Citigroup to Sell from Neutral, Citigroup said. $7.75 price target. Structural and valuation issues. JP Morgan ( JPM) upgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $53 price target. Company is leveraged to a rebound in consumer loan growth and trades at a discount to its peers. KLA-Tencor ( KLAC) upgraded at Deutsche from Sell to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $56 price target. Company has a strong balance sheet and dominant market position. Medtronic ( MDT) downgraded at Wunderlich from Buy to Hold, Wunderlich said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 13% year-to-date. Noble Corp ( NE) downgraded at Jefferies to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $41 price target. 2013 guidance is poor.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESA.O. Smith ( AOS) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of AOS now seen reaching $80, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on developing residential recovery. Buy rating. Cirrus Logic ( CRUS) numbers reduced at Sterne Agee. Shares of CRUS now seen reaching $42, according to Sterne Agee. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. Buy rating. W.W. Grainger ( GWW) target raised at Oppenheimer to $245, Oppenheimer said. January to sales up from December. Outperform rating. Hubbell ( HUBB) target raised at Oppenheimer to $101, Oppenheimer said. Strong execution through challenging markets. Outperform rating. Informatica ( INFA) estimates, target increased at BMO. INFA estimates were raised through 2014, BMO Capital said. Company is leveraged to higher spending on data software. Market Perform rating. JB Hunt Transport ( JBHT) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of JBHT now seen reaching $70, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on outperformance of intermodal. Hold rating. Juniper ( JNPR) estimates, target upped at BofA/Merrill. JNPR estimates were boosted through 2014, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Higher sales are driving margin expansion. Buy rating and new $25 price target. KLA-Tencor ( KLAC) numbers boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of KLAC now seen reaching $63, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company is seeing higher customer spending. Lockheed Martin ( LMT) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of LMT now seen reaching $95, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on smart capital allocation. Hold rating. Lockheed Martin numbers raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of LMT now seen reaching $93, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins. Neutral rating. Maxim Integrated ( MXIM) numbers upped at BMO through 2014, BMO Capital said. Company continues to execute well. Market Perform rating and new $30 price target. Oracle ( ORCL) cut from Conviction Buy List at Goldman. ORCL was removed from the Conviction Buy list, Goldman Sachs said. Company has limited earnings upside potential. $39 price target. Resmed ( RMD) estimates, target increased at BMO through 2015, BMO Capital said. Company is seeing higher sales across the board. Market Perform rating and new $48 price target.
Swift Transportation ( SWFT) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of SWFT now seen reaching $16, UBS said. Estimates also increased as company is expected to increase utilization further. Buy rating.Stanley Black & Decker ( SWK) numbers raised at Keybanc. Shares of SWK now seen reaching $85, according to Keybanc. Estimates also increased, as the company is cutting costs. Buy rating. Union Pacific ( UNP) numbers boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of UNP now seen reaching $159, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company can continue to expand margins. Outperform rating. Zimmer ( ZMH) estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of ZMH now seen reaching $79, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, given higher expected knee growth. Neutral rating. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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