Analysts' Actions: ALL BCOM CBOE TEVA VIAB

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Allstate ( ALL) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. Valuation call, based on a $57 price target, Deutsche said.

Ameriprise ( AMP) was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a $97 price target, Citi said.

Barrick Gold ( ABX) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.

Broadcom ( BRCM) was upgraded at Drexel Hamilton to buy from hold. $38 price target. Broadband and multimedia businesses should drive growth, Drexel Hamilton said.

CBOE ( CBOE) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a $49 price target, Goldman said.

Concur ( CNQR) was cut from the U.S. Focus List at Credit Suisse. Valuation call, based on a $118 price target, Credit Suisse said.

Discovery ( DISCA) was upgraded at Pivotal Research to hold from sell. $82 price target. Stock has pulled back to a more realistic valuation, Pivotal said.

Dow Chemical ( DOW) was upgraded at Argus to buy from hold. $47 price target. Company will likely sell some commodity businesses and is leveraged to improving economic activity, Argus said.

Duke Energy ( DUK) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy from neutral. $80 price target. Regulatory overhangs have been lifted, Citi said.

Hillshire ( HSH) was downgraded at Wells Fargo to underperform from market perform. Commodity and consumer headwinds will challenge near-term growth, Wells said.

Jacobs ( JEC) was downgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from outperform. Industry appears to be in the later innings of the current cycle, Baird said.

Kraft ( KRFT) was downgraded at Jefferies to hold from buy. Valuation call, based on a $61 price target, Jefferies said.

Outerwall ( OUTR) was added to the Best Ideas List at Wedbush. Company has several potential near-term catalysts, said Wedbush. $78 price target

Pentair ( PNR) was initiated with an overweight rating at J.P. Morgan. $75 price target. Company has cyclical growth potential and can improve its operations, J.P. Morgan said.

Qualcomm ( QCOM) was downgraded at Piper Jaffray to neutral from overweight. $67 price target. High-end smartphone demand is falling, Piper Jaffray said.

Riverbed ( RVBD) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform. $20 price target. Stock offers an attractive risk/reward at current levels, Oppenheimer said.

Steve Madden ( SHOO) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from sell. $69 price target. Company is using its solid balance sheet to buy back stock, Goldman Sachs said.

SM Energy ( SM) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Synchronoss ( SNCR) was added to the U.S. Focus List at Credit Suisse. Company should see a higher sales ramp in cloud services, Credit Suisse said. $46 price target.

Teva ( TEVA) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to underweight from equal-weight. Consensus estimates are likely too high and see better value in Mylan.

Viacom ( VIAB) was downgraded at Needham to hold from buy. Valuation call, as the stock is up more than 20% over the past six weeks and trades at a premium to its peers, Needham said.

Vectren ( VVC) was downgraded underperform from neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Valuation call, based on a $33 price target, BofA/Merrill said.

Whole Foods ( WFM) was upgraded at Williams to buy from hold. $64 price target. Company deserves a higher valuation multiple, Williams said.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Autodesk ( ADSK) estimates, price target were reduced at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $42. Estimates were also cut, as field work shows no improvement expected for the second half of the year, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Aruba ( ARUN) estimates, price target were increased at JMP Securities. Estimates were increased through 2014. Channel checks show a rebound in demand, JMP said. Outperform rating and new $22 price target.

American Axle ( AXL) numbers were raised at Citigroup. Shares are now seen reaching $24. Estimates were also increased, given improving earnings momentum, Citi said. Buy rating.

Broadcom ( BRCM) estimates, price target were cut at Piper Jaffray. Estimates were reduced through 2014. Company is losing market share, Piper Jaffray said. Overweight rating and new $34 price target.

Chevron ( CVX) estimates were reduced at UBS. Estimates were cut through 2014. Company is seeing slower growth across the board, UBS said. Neutral rating and new $125 price target.

MDU Resources ( MDU) numbers were raised at Keybanc. Shares are now seen reaching $34. Estimates were also increased, as the company has a lot of earnings momentum, Keybanc said. Buy rating.

Mohawk ( MHK) estimates, price target were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $137. Estimates were also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins, Credit Suisse said.

Southern ( SO) estimates, price target were cut at UBS. Estimates were reduced through 2014. Company is spending more on its Kemper project, UBS said. Neutral rating and new $46 price target.

Tesoro ( TSO) estimates, price target were boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $71. Estimates were also upped, as the company has several potential near-term catalysts, Credit Suisse said.

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