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Advisory Board ( ABCO) was intitiated with a buy rating at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $67 price target. Company can deliver solid growth and deserves a premium valuation.

Aetna ( AET) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy from neutral. Valuation call, based on a $79 price target, BofA/Merrill said.

Axiall ( AXLL) was downgraded at BofA/Merrill to neutral from buy. $45 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts, BofA/Merrill said.

Brady ( BRC) was downgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from outperform. $33 price target. WPS segment will likely grow faster than expected, Robert Baird said.

Dominion Resources ( D) was upgraded at J.P. Morgan to overweight from neutral. $68 price target. Midstream growth and the formation of an MLP next year will unlock value from the existing assets, J.P. Morgan said.

Finish Line ( FINL) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to neutral from underweight. $21 price target. Comps are easing and the Macy's initiative will likely be positive, Piper Jaffray said.

Intel ( INTC) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. $30 price target. Focusing its manufacturing leadership to make MPUs that are lower power, higher performance and cheaper, Jefferies said.

NTELOS ( NTLS) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Pinnacle West Capital ( PNW) was upgraded to neutral from sell at Citigroup. A key overhang related to the deregulation of the retail electric market in Arizona was removed, said Citigroup. Price target is $57.

QEP Resources ( QEP) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold. $34 price target. Valuation call, as the stock has outperformed its peers by 28% year to date, Deutsche Bank said.

Teva Pharmaceuticals ( TEVA) was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from overweight. $43 price target. Recovery is likely to be a gradual one with need to rebuild pipeline in the face of an eroding Copaxone franchise, J.P. Morgan said.

Under Armour ( UA) was downgraded at DA Davidson to neutral from buy. $85 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 65% year-to-date, DA Davidson said.

Urban Outfitters ( UA) was initiated with a buy rating at Sterne Agee. $45 price target. Bar has been reset and the company offers a compelling growth story, Sterne Agee said.

Vitamin Shoppe ( VSI) was downgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral. $45 price target. Traffic and pricing have stalled, Sterne Agee said.

Wellpoint ( WLP) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to neutral. $98 price target. Exchanges will likely be less disruptive to business, BofA/Merrill said.

Wipro ( WIT) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Apple ( AAPL) numbers were cut at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $425. Estimates were also lowered on disappointing iPhone 5C and channel checks, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

Baidu ( BIDU) numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $153. Estimates were also increased on better-than-expected mobile search monetization, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

Jazz ( JAZZ) numbers were raised at UBS. Estimates and price target were raised given a minor adjustment to the pipeline, said UBS. Price target was bumped up to $98.

Kroger ( KR) numbers were raised at UBS. Earnings estimates were raised to reflect guidance and market share gains, said UBS. Price target was increased to $38.

Plexus ( PLXS) numbers were increased at Citigroup. Earnings estimates were raised to reflect higher internal margins, Citi said. Price target is raised to $38.

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