Viropharma ( VPHM) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. $43 price target. Stock is already largely discounting a potential takeover, Deutsche Bank said.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Allstate ( ALL) estimates, price target was raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $62. Estimates were also increased, as managment is boosting returns, Credit Suisse. Outperform rating.

Cummins ( CMI) numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $130. Estimates were also increased following upbeat analyst day, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS) numbers were boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $56. Estimates were also increased, given the company's new guidance, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.

Dick's Sporting Goods price target was raised at Citigroup to $63. Growth opportunity from new stores, higher margin categories and e-commerce, said Citigroup.

Dollar Tree ( DLTR) numbers were increased at Canaccord Genuity. Estimates were raised through 2014. Company is buying back more stock, Canaccord Genuity said. Hold rating and new $52 price target.

Dollar Tree numbers were increased at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $54. Estimates were also increased after guidance was reaffirmed, and more share repurchases are likely. Hold rating.

FedEx estimates, price target were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $115. Estimates were also increased, as the international business is driving growth, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.

Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOX) estimates were cut at Citigroup. Earnings estimates were reduced to reflect $4 billion in annual buybacks, said Citigroup. Price target is $35.50.

Nike ( NKE) price target was raised at UBS to $77. Reflects a higher premium to the market, said UBS.

Oracle ( ORCL) estimates were trimmed at Jefferies through 2014. Better gross margins and strong cash flow despite light guidance, Jefferies said. Hold rating and $34 price target.

Oracle estimates were raised at UBS. Earnings estimates were bumped slightly given expanding operating margins, said UBS. Price target is $37.

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