Analysts' Actions: FB HES RIMM BA CIT QCOM

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:

Arthur J. Gallagher ( AJG) upgraded at KBW to Outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $45 price target. Company is seeing strong organic growth and expanding margins.

Arthur J. Gallagher upgraded at BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company is carrying a lot of momentum into 2013. $41 price target.

CIT Group ( CIT) downgraded at Morgan Stanley from Overweight to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. $46 price target. Management is turning the business around, but the company lacks near-term catalysts.

Comerica ( CMA) downgraded at Bernstein from Market Perform to Underperform, Bernstein Research said. Valuation call, based on a $27 price target.

Citrix Systems ( CTXS) upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $84 price target. Cloud and mobility can continue to drive growth.

Endo Health Solutions ( ENDP) downgraded at Oppenheimer to Perform from Outperform, Oppenheimer said. Valuation call.

Facebook ( FB) downgraded at Citigroup to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $30 price target. Heavy investment mode.

Facebook downgraded at BMO to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. Valuation call, based on a $32 price target.

Facebook upgraded at Pivotal from Hold to Buy, Pivotal Research said. $36 price target. Visibility is improving for 2013.

Fusion-io ( FIO) downgraded at Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $17 price target. Company lacks near-term visibility.

Fusion-io downgraded at JP Morgan from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $21 price target. Consensus revenue estimates need to move materially lower.

Fusion-io upgraded at Lazard from Neutral to Buy, Lazard Capital Markets said. $23 price target. Business is lumpy, but the stock is attractively valued at current levels.

Hess Corp. ( HES) downgraded at UBS to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $70 price target. Downgraded after recent rally.

Intersil ( ISIL) upgraded at JP Morgan to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Sector is improving and the company is paying down debt.

JDS Uniphase ( JDSU) upgraded at Needham to Buy from Hold, Needham said. $18 price target. Company is realizing higher margins and demand in Europe appears to have bottomed.

Keycorp ( KEY) downgraded at Bernstein from Market Perform to Underperform, Bernstein Research said. $8 price target. Impact of higher interest rates is premature and exaggerated.

Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) downgraded at Craig-Hallum from Buy to Hold, Craig-Hallum said. $54 price target. Valuation call, as Las Vegas remains weak.

MB Financial ( MBFI) upgraded at KBW to Outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $26 price target. Loan growth appears to have turned and fee income is accelerating.

Murphy Oil ( MUR) downgraded at Societe Generale from Buy to Hold, Societe Generale said. $66 price target. Company restructuring is done and the upstream business is lagging.

Regions Financial ( RF) downgraded at Bernstein from Market Perform to Underperform, Bernstein Research said. $7 price target. Sector is not cheap on an earnings basis.

Regions Financial downgraded at Baird from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. $8 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 26% since mid-November.

Research in Motion ( RIMM) downgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Underperform, Credit Suisse said. $10 price target. Company faces a daunting product transition period.

Zions Bancorporation ( ZION) downgraded at Bernstein from Market Perform to Underperform, Bernstein Research said. Valuation call, based on a $20 price target.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Align Technology ( ALGN) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of ALGN now seen reaching $36, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on demand trends re-accelerating. Buy rating.

Avery Dennison ( AVY) numbers raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of AVY now seen reaching $38, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, given the company's restructuring efforts. Underperform rating.

Boeing ( BA) estimates, target increased at Credit Suisse. BA estimates were raised through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Company boosted its guidance. Outperform rating and new $87 price target.

ConAgra Foods ( CAG) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of CAG now seen reaching $38, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on completion of acquisition. Buy rating.

Citrix Systems ( CTXS) numbers boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of CTXS now seen reaching $72.50, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given higher networking and cloud growth. Neutral rating.

Citrix numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of CTXS now seen reaching $85, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on mobility and networking growth. Buy rating.

Facebook ( FB) numbers lowered at Oppenheimer. Shares of FB now seen reaching $33, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on weaker fourth quarter mobile. Outperform rating.

Fortinet ( FTNT) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of FTNT now seen reaching $26, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on strong outlook. Outperform rating.

L-3 Communications ( LLL) numbers boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of LLL now seen reaching $77, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given the company's new guidance. Neutral rating.

Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) numbers upped at BofA/Merrill. LVS estimates were boosted through 2014, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Cotai and Macau continue to drive growth. Buy rating and new $62 price target.

Northrop Grumman ( NOC) numbers upped at Credit Suisse. NOC estimates were boosted through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Company can deliver higher margins. Neutral rating and new $72 price target.

Nucor Corp ( NUE) target raised at Jefferies to $53, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on earnings beat. Hold rating.

Qualcomm ( QCOM) estimates, target raised at BMO. Shares of QCOM now seen reaching $80, according to BMO Capital Markets. Estimates also increased, as the company is seeing higher demand and pricing. Outperform rating.

Qualcomm numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of QCOM now seen reaching $81, Citigroup said. Estimates also increased as China and EM strong. Buy rating.

Qualcomm numbers raised at Oppenheimer.Shares of QCOM now seen reaching $72, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on better than expect quarter. Outperform rating.

Sensata Technologies ( ST) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of ST now seen reaching $37, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on growth positioned for robust 2014. Perform rating.

Tractor Supply ( TSCO) numbers raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of TSCO now seen reaching $110, according to Credit Suisse. Estimate also increased, as the company is carrying a lot of momentum into 2013. Neutral rating.

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