Analysts' Actions: CXO FIO MPC NOV SFM

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Concho ( CXO) was initiated with a hold rating at Canaccord Genuity. Valuation call, based on a $100 price target, Canaccord Genuity said.

First Horizon ( FHN) was downgraded at Wunderlich to hold from buy. $11 price target. Company is facing headwinds in spread-based banking and fixed-income sales, Wunderlich said.

Fusion-io ( FIO) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight. $17 price target. PCIe flash market is rapidly expanding, Piper Jaffray said.

Legg Mason ( LM) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Masco ( MAS) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform. $25 price target. Company should continue to benefit from a stronger domestic housing market, Oppenheimer said.

Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) was downgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from outperform. Refining capture remains low, Credit Suisse said.

Marvell Technology ( MRVL) was upgraded to overweight from neutral at J.P. Morgan. $16 price target. Improved execution and expanding revenue/earnings growth profile, J.P. Morgan said.

National Oilwell Varco ( NOV) was upgraded at Credit Suisse to outperform from neutral. $90 price target. Increased confidence in the company's orders and rig technology margins, Credit Suisse said.

Sprouts Farmers Market ( SFM) was initiated with a neutral rating and $39 price target at UBS. SFM is well-positioned as a low-priced organic grocer, UBS said.

Sprouts was initiated with a neutral rating at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on a $33 price target.

Sprout was initiated with an underperform rating at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $37 price target. Valuation call, as the stock has already doubled since its IPO, BofA/Merrill said.

TC Pipelines LP ( TCP) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Five Below ( FIVE) earnings estimates were raised at UBS based on the second-quarter beat and potential upside from the rubber band bracelet craze. Price target goes to $50.

Five Below numbers were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $46. Estimates were also increased, as the company is executing well in new markets, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.

Five Below numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $51. Estimates also increased on strong quarterly results despite tougher seasonal sales, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Haemonetics ( HAE) estimates, price target were boosted at Benchmark. Shares are now seen reaching $49. New analyst also raised estimates, as the company has premium pricing power, Benchmark said. Buy rating.

Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) price target was raised at J.P. Morgan to $72. Multiple positive near-term and longer-term catalysts, J.P. Morgan said. Overweight rating.

Merck ( MRK) estimates were increased at BMO Capital through 2014. Company has a solid pipeline, and Januvia can continue to growth, BMO Capital said. Market Perform rating and $50 price target.

M&T Bank ( MTB) numbers were cut at BMO Capital. Shares are now seen reaching $121. Estimates were also reduced, given the company's new guidance, BMO Capital said. Market Perform rating.

Noble ( NE) estimates were raised at UBS. Reflect five new jackup contracts, said UBS. Price target is $41.

Oasis Petroleum ( OAS) numbers were increased at Sterne Agee. Estimates were boosted through 2015. Recent acquisition should add to earnings, Sterne Agee said. Buy rating and new $54 price target.

Palo Alto ( PANW) numbers were raised at BMO Capital. Shares are now seen reaching $50. Estimates were also increased, given better license and billings growth, BMO Capital said. Market Perform rating.

Raytheon ( RTN) estimates, price target were increased at Jefferies. Estimates were raised through 2014. Company is gaining market share and can continue to grow overseas, Jefferies said. Buy rating and new $87 price target.

Zoetis ( ZTS) was added to the US 1 List at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Profit margin acceleration story is underappreciated by the market, BofA/Merrill said. $36 price target.

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