Analysts' Actions: BEN CNX EXC REGN STX


Franklin Resources ( BEN) was downgraded to neutral, Sterne Agee said. Valuation call, based on a $170 price target.

Consol Energy ( CNX) was upgraded from equal-weight to overweight at Morgan Stanley. $44 price target. Company is leveraged to higher natural gas and thermal coal prices, Morgan Stanley said.

Exelon ( EXC) was downgraded from buy to hold, Wunderlich said. Company will likely see higher costs in the coming quarters.

Regeneron ( REGN) was upgraded from market perform to outperform at JMP. $290 price target. EYLEA should continue to drive growth and the late-stage cholesterol drug should be another catalyst, JMP Securities said.

Seagate ( STX) was upgraded from hold to buy at Needham. $45 price target. Company continues to deliver solid cash flow, Needham said.

Allergan ( AGN) was upgraded from neutral to buy at Lazard. $115 price target. Selloff appears overdone, Lazard Capital Markets said.

Commvault ( CVLT) was upgraded from neutral to overweight at Piper. Simpana 10 should drive market share gains, Piper Jaffray said.

Hyatt Hotels ( H) was cut from outperform to neutral at Credit Suisse. $41 price target. Company is posting disappointing growth, Credit Suisse said.

Jack Henry ( JKHY) was downgraded to market perform at Wells. Valuation call, as the stock is up 33% over the past year, Wells Fargo said.

Nabors ( NBR) was upgraded to hold, Jefferies said. Valuation call, based on a $14 price target.

Regal-Beloit ( RBC) was upgraded from hold to buy at Keybanc. $75 price target. Pullback has created an attractive entry point, Keybanc said.

Superior Energy ( SPN) was upgraded from hold to buy at Jefferies. $33 price target. Pricing concerns have eased, Jefferies said.


Clean Harbors ( CLH) was removed from the best ideas list at Wedbush. Company cut its guidance. $70 price target.

Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) numbers were raised at Sterne Agee. Shares are now seen reaching $63, according to Sterne Agee. Estimates also increased, given higher growth in Asia. Buy rating.

Visa ( V) estimates, target were raised through 2015 at Credit Suisse. Company is buying back more stock. Outperform rating and new $185 price target, Credit Suisse said.

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