Analysts' Actions: CLP CME EBAY HME

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) --

Yamana Gold ( AUY) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Colonial Properties ( CLP) was downgraded at UBS to neutral following the merger announcement with Mid-America Apartment Communities.

CME ( CME) was upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform from market perform. Estimates were also boosted, given higher volumes, Wells Fargo said. Company has earnings potential of $5 a share.

eBay ( EBAY) was upgraded at Compass Point to buy from neutral. $63 price target. Company is positioned well to benefit from the shift away from traditional retail, Compass Point said.

Home Properties ( HME) was upgraded at UBS to neutral. The discounted valuation and 4.5% dividend yield provide downside support, UBS said. Price target is increased to $63.

L.S. Starrett ( SCX) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Ford ( F) price target was raised at Jefferies to $18. Company is gaining market share, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

General Motors ( GM) price target was boosted at Jefferies to $36. Industry production is growing, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

Merck ( MRK) price target was raised at BMO Capital to $54. Company has an exciting clinical pipeline, BMO Capital said. Outperform rating.

Zynga ( ZNGA) price target and estimates were cut at UBS. Earnings estimates were reduced to reflect the announced workforce rationalization, UBS said. Price target is reduced to $3.30.

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