NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGSBruker ( BRKR) upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Neutral from Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $19.50 price target. Fundamentals are improving. Commtouch Software ( CTCH) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Depomed ( DEPO) upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Groupon ( GRPN) upgraded at Piper from Neutral to Overweight, Piper Jaffray said. $8 price target. Expect the company to show better international growth. Heckmann Corporation ( HEK) downgraded at Jefferies to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $4.50 price target. Shale activity looks sluggish. Verifone ( PAY) downgraded at JP Morgan to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Recent earnings miss was worse than expected. Polypore ( PPO) downgraded at Wedbush from Outperform to Neutral, Wedbush said. $38 price target. Lithium segment continues to deteriorate. Questcor ( QCOR) upgraded at Mizuho from Neutral to Buy, Mizuho said. $41 price target. Company should exceed consensus expectations in the near term. QEP Resources ( QEP) downgraded at Jefferies to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $34 price target. Ambiguous upstream value. SVB Financial ( SIVB) downgraded at Sterne Agee from Buy to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. Valuation call, based on a $68 price target. UnitedHealth Group ( UNH) upgraded at Oppeneheimer to Outperform from Perform, Oppenheimer said. $66 price target. Attractive in light of a pessimistic outlook. Vantiv ( VNTV) upgraded at Wells to Outperform, Wells Fargo said. Estimates also boosted, given improved customer spending.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESDish Network ( DISH) target raised at Jefferies to $38, Jefferies said. All eyes on wireless. Hold rating. Google ( GOOG) target raised at Bernstein to $1,000, according to Bernstein Research. Company can benefit from push to mobile through smart phones and tablets. Outperform rating. Google target boosted at Deutsche to $935, according to Deutsche Bank. See sentiment shifting in the mobile business. Buy rating. Lithia Motors ( LADD) estimates, target increased at Keybanc. LADD estimates were raised through 2014, Keybanc said. Company continues to gain market share and can expand on the East Coast. Buy rating. RealPage ( RP) estimates, target reduced at Credit Suisse. Shares of RP now seen reaching $23, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. Outperform rating. Terex ( TEX) estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of TEX now seen reaching $46, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given higher demand for cranes and AWP. Outperform rating.
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