Annaly Capital ( NLY) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Regeneron ( REGN) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight from neutral. $274 price target. EYLEA should continue to drive near-term growth, Piper Jaffray said. Steel Dynamics ( STLD) was upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform. Stronger spot sheet prices and declining input costs, said Wells Fargo. Price target range goes to $17-$19. Tyco International ( TYC) was upgraded at Morgan Stanley to overweight. Self-help initiatives and industry growth expectations, said Morgan Stanley. Price target goes to $39. Valero Energy ( VLO) was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to underweight from neutral. $39 price target. Near-term headwinds from weaker second-half stock performance and weaker Brent WTi differential, J.P. Morgan said. United Microelectronics ( UMC) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. WhiteWave Foods ( WWAV) was upgraded at Morgan Stanley to overweight from equal weight. $19 price target. Recent stock weakness offers a compelling entry point in U.S. food, Morgan Stanley said.
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Blackberry numbers were cut at UBS. Earnings estimates were reduced given subscriber losses and weak metrics, said UBS. Price target is $10. Cisco Systems ( CSCO) numbers were raised at Piper Jaffray. Shares are now seen reaching $28. Estimates were also increased, as the company appears to be gaining momentum in core markets, Piper Jaffray said. Overweight rating. Monster Beverage ( MNST) numbers were raised at Morgan Stanley. Earnings estimates were raised given recent scanner/shipment data, said Morgan Stanley. Price target goes to $70. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.