Analysts' Actions: ALXN CLWR MS NWE TIF

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) --

Acme United ( ACU) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Alexion ( ALXN) was initiated with a neutral rating at Credit Suisse. $110 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts, Credit Suisse said.

Biomarin ( BMRN) was initiated with a neutral rating at Credit Suisse. Valuation call, based on a $68 price target, Credit Suisse said.

Clearwire ( CLWR) was upgraded at DA Davidson to neutral from underperform. $4.40 price target. Expect Sprint Nextel ( S) to match DirecTV's ( DTV) bid.

Cepheid ( CPHD) was downgraded at Jefferies to hold from buy. Valuation call, based on a $38 price target, Jefferies said.

Calpine ( CPN) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. $23 price target. Rising interest rates make company an attractive choice, relative to traditional utilities, Deutsche Bank said.

Exterran ( EXH) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Haemonetics ( HAE) was initiated with a neutral rating at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on a $47 price target, Goldman said.

Mellanox ( MLNX) was downgraded at UBS to neutral. TASE delisting and the potential split of the CEO and chairman roles will drive near-term pressure, UBS said. Price target is now $57.

Morgan Stanley ( MS) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. $30 price target. Stock continues to trade at a discount to tangible book value, even though earnings momentum appears poised to accelerate, Deutsche said.

Myriad ( MYGN) was downgraded at Jefferies to hold from buy. $31 price target. Stock is up more than 20%, ahead of the pending Supreme Court decision, Jefferies said.

Northwestern ( NWE) was upgraded at Robert Baird to outperform from neutral. $47 price target. Natural gas acquisition should boost earnings growth, Baird said.

RF Micro ( RFMD) was upgraded at DA Davidson to buy from neutral. Estimates were also increased as the company can expand its gross margin, DA Davidson said.

Scotts Miracle-Gro ( SMG) was downgraded at BMO Capital to underperform from market perform. Valuation call, based on a $43 price target, BMO Capital said.

Tiffany ( TIF) was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. $89 price target. Company can deliver low-teens annual earnings growth over the next five years, Credit Suisse said.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

BioMarin price target was raised at Citigroup to $79. Anticancer drug BMN-673 was included in the model, said Citigroup.

CBS ( CBS) price target was boosted at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Shares are now seen reaching $60. Monetizing the outdoor business should be accretive to earnings, BofA/Merrill said. Buy rating.

CIT Group ( CIT) numbers were increased at Credit Suisse through 2015. Expect an accelerated capital return this year, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating and new $44 price target.

Costco ( COST) estimates, price target were increased at Jefferies. Estimates were raised through 2014. Higher membership fees are driving sales growth, Jefferies said. Hold rating and new $101 price target.

Costco price target was raised at UBS to $124. Reflects increasing membership fees and faster unit growth, said UBS. Earnings estimates were also tweaked.

Dollar General ( DG) estimates were reduced at Citigroup. Earnings estimates were lowered given the impact of cool weather on seasonal and discretionary items, said Citigroup.

Ford ( F) price target was raised at Sterne Agee. Shares are now seen reaching $19. Company can increase cash returns with record earnings, Sterne Agee said. Buy rating.

General Motors ( GM) price target was boosted at Sterne Agee. Shares are now seen reaching $46. North American auto trends continue to improve, Sterne Agee said. Buy rating.

Joy Global ( JOY) estimates were reduced at UBS. Reflects the guidance cut from mining capex headwinds, said UBS.

Palo Alto Networks ( PANW) numbers were reduced at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $57.50. Estimates also cut, as the company is seeing lower product revenue, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating.

Palo Alto Networks price target was lowered at UBS to $55. Reflects increased macro sensitivity, said UBS.

JM Smucker ( SJM) numbers were increased at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $98. Estimates were also increased, given continued momentum in the consumer space, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

Splunk ( SPLK) estimates, price target were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $50. Estimates also increased, as the company continues to sign more big deals, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating.

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