NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGSBristol-Myers ( BMY) was downgraded to neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. The upside potential does not justify a buy rating, though the dividend yield and pipeline are attractive, BofA/Merrill said. Estimates through 2014 were increased, price target is $39. Cloud Peak Energy ( CLD) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy. The company should benefit from rising PRB coal/natural gas prices, Goldman said. Price target is now $21. Consol Energy ( CNX) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral. Still see positive catalysts, but believe that others have more upside, Goldman said. Price target is now $36. Cyberonics ( CYBX) was upgraded at Lazard Capital Markets to buy. A proprietary survey showed that sales reps were not using inappropriate sales tactics, making the recent pullback a buying opportunity, Lazard Capital Markets said. Estimates through 2014 were raised, $57 price target. Dean Foods ( DF) was upgraded at KeyBanc to buy. The company's structural transition to a fluid milk pure play will drive cost savings that aren't currently realized in the stock price, KeyBanc said. Price target is $21. Exlservice ( EXLS) was downgraded at Needham from buy to hold. Company is facing increased competition, Needham said. Fifth & Pacific ( FNP) was initiated with a buy rating at Sterne Agee. The company is the top specialty retailer pick given growth prospects and misunderstood fundamentals, Sterne Agee said. Price target is $26. Foster Wheeler ( FWLT) was downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus from buy to hold. Company faces growth headwinds and lacks potential near-term catalysts, Stifel Nicolaus said. Gap ( GPS) was initiated with a sell rating at Sterne Agee. Structural headwinds, including tough compares and inventory levels, will weigh on margins, Sterne Agee said. Price target is $29. Michael Kors ( KORS) was initiated with a neutral rating at Sterne Agee. Margins at the company could be nearing the end of the runway, Sterne Agee said. Price target is $63. McDermott ( MDR) was downgraded at KeyBanc to hold. The company's cost position as it transitions to deep-water work is a concern, KeyBanc said. There is a risk to margins and stimates were lowered through 2014, Keybanc added.
STOCK COMMENTS/EPS CHANGESBank of New York Mellon ( BK) numbers were increased at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $29. Estimates also increased, given higher equity returns, Jefferies said. Hold rating. Myriad Genetics ( MYGN) numbers were cut at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $28. Estimates were also reduced, given lower Medicare reimbursement rates, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating. Northern Trust ( NTRS) numbers were increased at Jefferies through 2014. Company is leveraged to higher equity prices and currency trading, Jefferies said. Hold rating. The Fresh Market estimates ( TFM) estimates, target were reduced at UBS. Estimates for the fourth quarter and through 2014 were cut, based on commentary from other high-end food retailers and upcoming tough comparisons, UBS said. Maintain Buy rating, new $60 price target. >To submit a news tip, email: email@example.com.
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