NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:Affymetrix ( AFFX) was upgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings Alkermes ( ALKS) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings. Amerigas Partners ( APU) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings. Bob Evans ( BOBE) was downgraded at Keybanc from buy to hold. Have less confidence in near-term growth potential, Keybanc said. Buffalo Wild Wings ( AJG) was upgraded at Keybanc from hold to buy. Valuation call, based on an $85 price target, Keybanc said. Chubb ( CB) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank from hold to buy. $90 price target. Company offers the best value in the industry, Deutsche said. Flowserve ( FLS) was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. $160 price target. Move to neutral while awaiting big projects, UBS said. Gamestop ( GME) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight. Company is leveraged to a solid near-term release slate, Piper Jaffray said. $28 price target. Healthsouth ( HLS) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank from buy to hold. Valuation call, based on a $25 price target, Deutsche said. Hillshire Brands ( HSH) was upgraded at DA Davidson to neutral. $32 price target. Estimates were also raised as the company is cutting costs, DA Davidson said. Harris Teeter ( HTSI) was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. $42 price target. Following the right strategy, but costing more than expected, UBS said. Invesco ( IVZ) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley from overweight to equal-weight. $30 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts, Morgan Stanley said. Keynote Systems ( KEYN) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings. Louisiana-Pacific ( LPX) was upgraded at BMO Capital to outperform. $24 price target. Stock is attractive, following a recent pullback, BMO Capital said. Landstar ( LSTR) was downgraded at J.P. Morgan from overweight to neutral. $58 price target. Company has limited near-term visibility, J.P. Morgan said. Life Time Fitness ( LTM) was downgraded at William Blair to market perform. Estimates were also cut, given the company's new guidance, William Blair said. Mastercard ( MA) was downgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform. Valuation call, as the stock is up 131% since the beginning of 2011, Wells Fargo said. Methanex ( MEOH) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings. Nordion ( NDZ) was downgraded to Sell at TheStreet Ratings. Oracle ( ORCL) was upgraded at BMO Capital from market perform to outperform. $43 price target. Sales growth outlook has improved materially, BMO Capital said. Paccar ( PCAR) was upgraded at Wells Fargo from market perform to outperform. Consensus earnings expectations now appear achievable, Wells Fargo said.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAtwood Oceanics ( ATW) numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $60. Estimates were also raised on reliable growth, Jefferies said. Buy rating. BE Aerospace ( BEAV) numbers were raised at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $61. Estimates were also raised on solid long- term prospects, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating. Consol Energy ( CNX) numbers were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $34. Estimates were also increased, as the company is managing well through a difficult environment, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating. Hess ( HES) numbers were raised at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $80. Estimates were also raised on activist investor boosting valuation, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating. Liquidity Services ( LQDT) numbers were lowered at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $36. Estimates were also lowered on transitional 2013, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating. Potash ( POT) target was lowered at UBS to $48. Offshore weakness continues, UBS said. Buy rating. Elizabeth Arden ( RDEN) numbers were lowered at Oppenheimer. Estimates were also lowered on an ugly quarter. Outperform rating. Wesco International ( WCC) price target was raised at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $89. Leverage to economic acceleration spring-loaded, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating. >To submit a news tip, email: email@example.com.
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