Analysts' Actions: DUK PCLN CRM ALU ISRG

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Autodesk ( ADSK) was upgraded to buy, Jefferies said. $45 price target. Company is leveraged to a better commercial real estate cycle, Jefferies said.

Alcatel-Lucent ( ALU) was upgraded from underperform to market perform, Bernstein Research said. New CEO can help turn the business around, Bernstein Research said.

Astex Pharmaceuticals ( ASTX) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Einstein Noah Restaurant ( BAGL) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Duke Energy ( DUK) was downgraded from buy to hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $69 price target, Deutsche Bank said.

Fulton Financial ( FULT) was downgraded from buy to neutral, Sterne Agee said. Valuation call.

Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG) was upgraded from hold to buy, Cantor Fitzgerald said. $575 price target. Stock has over-reacted to news of the FDA probe, Cantor Fitzgerald said.

Micros ( MCRS) was downgraded from buy to hold, Jefferies said. $43 price target. Company will likely be hurt by lower hardware pricing, Jefferies said.

Norwegian Cruise ( NCLH) was initiated with a hold rating, Deutsche Bank said. $34 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 63% since its IPO, Deutsche Bank said.

Priceline.com ( PCLN) was upgraded from neutral to buy, Lazard Capital Markets said. $859 price target. Competition fears have been overstated, Lazard Capital Markets said.

Webster Financial ( WBS) was upgraded from neutral to buy, Sterne Agee said. $25 price target. Company can deliver steady growth over the next two years, Sterne Agee said.

STOCK COMMENTS/EPS CHANGES

Chicago Bridge & Iron ( CBI) numbers now seen reaching $58, according to Credit Suisse. Company is seeing better bookings, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.

Salesforce.com ( CRM) numbers now seen reaching $205, according to Canaccord Genuity. Company has strong business momentum, Canaccord Genuity said. Buy rating.

Viropharma ( VPHM) was placed on the Priority Stock list, according to Wells Fargo. Valuation call, as the stock is not factoring in the company's strong fundamentals, Wells Fargo said.

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