NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGSAtmel ( ATML) was upgraded at Needham from hold to buy. $10 price target. Touch notebook market should be a significant growth engine, Needham said. BP ( BP) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Seacor Holdings ( CKH) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Cliffs Natural ( CLF) was upgraded at J.P. Morgan from neutral to overweight. $40 price target. Stock is trading at a record discount to seaborne iron ore prices, J.P. Morgan said. Cree ( CREE) was downgraded at Oppenheimer to perform from outperform. Well-positioning long term, but valuation is full, Oppenheimer said. Charles River Laboratories ( CRL) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. $50 price target. Tailwinds accumulating and strengthening, Jefferies said. Coinstar ( CSTR) was downgraded at J.P. Morgan from neutral to underweight. Valuation call, based on a $51 price target, J.P. Morgan said. Cypress Semiconductor ( CY) was upgraded at Needham from hold to buy. $13 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is down about 50% over the past year, Needham said. Gilead ( GILD) was upgraded at Credit Suisse from neutral to outperform. $55 price target. Stock offers growth at a reasonable price, Credit Suisse said. Intrepid Potash ( IPI) was downgraded at Dahlman Rose to sell. $16 price target. See a weaker 2013 outlook for the potash market, Dahlman Rose said. Key Energy ( KEG) was downgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform. Estimates were also cut. Lufkin ( LUFK) was upgraded at Wells Fargo from market perform to outperform. Guidance appears achievable, Wells Fargo said. Oceaneering ( OII) was downgraded at Guggenheim to neutral. $68 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 18% year to date, Guggenheim said. PNM Resources ( PNM) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. $24 price target. Inclusion of Palo Verde Unit 3 in rate base, Jefferies said. Riverbed ( RVBD) was upgraded at Needham to strong buy. New products should drive growth over the coming quarters, Needham said. The Fresh Market ( TFM) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs from neutral to buy. $60 price target. Stock is down 23% since late November, Goldman said. Triumph ( TGI) was downgraded at Drexel Hamilton from buy to hold. $75 price target. Potential budget sequestration adds risk to the model, Drexel Hamilton said.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAmerican Electric ( AEP) numbers were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $50. Estimates were also increased, as the company can continue to deliver consistent growth and trades at a discount to its peers, Credit Suisse said. Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) numbers were raised at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $100. Estimates were also raised on exploration and onshore driving growth, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating. Burger King ( BKW) numbers were raised at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $18. Estimates were also increased on strong fourth-quarter beat, UBS said. Neutral rating. Concur ( CNQR) was added to the U.S. Focus List at Credit Suisse. $83 price target. Government contract should ramp in the next 12 to 18 months, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating. Eaton Vance ( EV) numbers were boosted at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Shares are now seen reaching $42. Estimates were also raised, as the company is seeing rapid growth in assets under management, BofA/Merrill said. Neutral rating. Jack in the Box ( JACK) price target was raised at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $36. FCF optionality remains underappreciated, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating. Michael Kors ( KORS) was added to Top Picks Live! at Citigroup. $75 price target. Comps should ocntinue to track higher than expectations, Citigroup said. Kraft Foods ( KRFT) numbers were increased at BMO Capital. Estimates were increased through 2014. Company continues to cut costs, BMO Capital said. Outperform rating and new $53 price target. Lorillard ( LO) numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $46. Estimates were also raised at bullish long-term outlook, Jefferies said. Buy rating. 3M ( MMM) was added to U.S. 1 List at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Company can exceed near-term margin and earnings expectations, BofA/Merrill said. Buy rating and $113 price target. Altria Group ( MO) numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $34. Estimates were also raised on strong long-term outlook, Jefferies said. Hold rating. Toll Brothers ( TOL) numbers were increased at JMP Securities. Estimates were raised through 2014. Industry fundamentals continue to improve, JMP said. Outperform rating and new $44 price target. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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