NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGSAmgen ( AMGN) was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform at William Blair. 2013 could be a transitional year for the company. AOL ( AOL) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. bebe stores ( BEBE) downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings. Boyd Gaming ( BYD) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs. High expectations for online gaming. Capstead Mortgage ( CMO) was downgraded to Market Perform from Market Outperform at JMP Securities. Tighter spreads and greater interest rate uncertainty. Cubic Corporation ( CUB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark with a $46 price target. Weaker-than-expected quarter. Facebook ( FB ) was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform at Bernstein Research. Valuation call, based on a $27 price target. Noble Energy ( NBL) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital Markets with a $115 price target. Valuation call. Ritchie Bros ( RBA) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch with a $23 price target. Lack of further catalysts. Royal Gold ( RGLD) was upgraded from Neutral to Buy at UBS with a $90 price target. Stock is attractive, following a 17% decline. Smucker's ( SJM) was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein with a $107 price target. Imminent rebound in margins. Questar ( STR) was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, UBS said. Valuation call, based on $25.50 price target. SunCoke Energy ( SXC) was initiated with an Underperform rating at Bank of America Merrill Lynch with a $17 price target. Cautious industry view. United Rentals ( URI) was initiated with a Buy rating at Bank of America Merrill Lynch with a $66 price target. Rising rates, penetration and RSC synergies.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAgilent ( A) estimates, target boosted at UBS. Shares of A now seen reaching $51, according to UBS. Estimates also upped, as the company can continue to gain market share in the coming quarters. Bristol-Myers Squibb ( BMY) target raised at Jefferies. Shares of BMY now seen reaching $41, Jefferies said. A pivotal year for shaping long- term growth. Buy rating. Coventry Health Care ( CVH) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of CVH now seen reaching $46, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on appreciation reflected in stock portion of take-out. Hold rating. Eaton Vance ( EV) numbers raised at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Shares of EV now seen reaching $37, KBW said. Estimates also raised on expectations of positive flows. Market Perform rating. Jarden ( JAH) target raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of JAH now seen reaching $68, Oppenheimer said. Re-acceleration in sales should provide momentum. Outperform rating. Lazard ( LAZ) numbers raised at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Shares of LAZ now seen reaching $37, KBW said. Estimates also raised on strong revenue beat. Market Perform rating. Nielsen Holdings ( NLSN) numbers raised at Lazard Capital. Shares of NLSN now seen reaching $40, Lazard said. Estimates also raised on results supportive of capital return potential. Buy rating. Semtech ( SMTC) numbers raised at Lazard Capital. Shares of SMTC now seen reaching $39, Lazard said. Estimates also raised on design will pipeline. Buy rating. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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