Analysts' Actions: DSCA DIS ROST SWY VIA


CRA International ( CRAI) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.

Discovery Communications ( DISCA) was initiated with a buy rating at Sterne Agee. $87 price target. Highest quality earnings mix in group, Sterne Agee said.

Disney ( DIS) was initiated with a neutral rating at Sterne Agee. $69 price target. No catalyst for further multiple expansion, Sterne Agee said.

Energy Company of Parana ( ELP) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Ross Stores ( ROST) was upgraded at Sterne Agee to buy from neutral. $75 price target. Valuation appears cheap relative to rival TJX, Sterne Agee said.

Safeway ( SWY) was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral. With the Canada sale, there is a lack of near-term catalysts, Citi said.

Viacom ( VIA) ( VIA.B) was initiated with a buy rating at Sterne Agee. $76.50 price target. The cheapest large-cap media stock in the group, Sterne Agee said.


Boston Scientific ( BSX) price target was raised at Deutsche Bank to $9 due to recent positive data on pipeline products, said Deutsche Bank.

Edwards Lifesciences ( EW) price target was reduced at Deutsche Bank to $75. Continued uptake concerns, said Deutsche Bank.

IAC/InterActiveCorp ( IACI) price target was raised at Benchmark to $63. Concerns over the affiliate search space fade, warranting multiple expansion, said Benchmark. Earnings estimates were also adjusted.

Mondelez International ( MDLZ) estimates were reduced at Jefferies. Near-term growth is limited due to spinoff-related issues and slower emerging-market growth, said Jefferies.

Pacific Drilling ( PACD) estimates were reduced at Deutsche Bank for 2013. Downtime on the Pacific Mistral in the second quarter, said Deutsche Bank.

Sirona Dental Systems ( SIRO) estimates were reduced at Cantor Fitzgerald. Reflect cautious margin outlook and slightly higher tax rate, said Cantor Fitzgerald.

Safeway price target was raised at Deutsche Bank to $27. Follows announcement of the sale of Safeway's Canadian operations, said Deutsche Bank.

Exelis TICKER TYPE="EQUITY" SYMBOL="XLS"/> price target was raised at Jefferies to $17. Revenue visibility is improving, and pension liability is reduced, said Jefferies.

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