Analysts' Actions: AAPL EVR HAIN QCOM TOL

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Apple ( AAPL) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. Valuation call, based on a $600 price target, Jefferies said.

Jiayuan.com ( DATE) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Evercore ( EVR) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a $52 price target, Goldman said.

Synageva ( GEVA) was downgraded at Wedbush to neutral from outperform. Valuation call, based on a $67 price target, Wedbush said.

Hain Celestial ( HAIN) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight from neutral. $94 price target. Healthy foods should continue to see secular growth, Piper Jaffray said.

HollyFrontier ( HFC) was downgraded at Imperial Capital to in-line from outperform. $41 price target. Estimates also cut, given a contraction in refining margins, Imperial Capital said.

Lazard ( LAZ) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. Company was also placed on the Conviction Buy list, with a $45 price target. Company should see higher growth and margins across the board, Goldman said.

Piedmont Natural Gas ( PNY) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Northeast Utilities ( NU) was initiated with an equal-weight rating at Morgan Stanley. Valuation call, based on a $43 price target, Morgan Stanley said.

Qualcomm ( QCOM) was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to neutral from buy. $75 price target. Market dynamics don't bode well for the company's growth, BofA/Merrill said.

Realogy ( RLGY) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy. $54 price target. Company should see stabilization in royalty rates and commission splits, Goldman said.

Signet ( SIG) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. $85 price target. Company can deliver low-teens annual earnings growth over the next three years, Deutsche Bank said.

Toll Brothers ( TOL) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral. Valuation call, based on a $36.50 price target, Goldman said.

Umpqua ( UMPQ) was upgraded at Sterne Agee to buy from neutral. Valuation call, based on a $19 price target. Estimates were also increased, as the STSA acquisition should add to earnings, Sterne Agee said.

Worthington ( WOR) was upgraded at Keybanc to buy from hold. $46 price target. Company should continue to generate strong earnings and cash flow, Keybanc said.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Affiliated Managers Group ( AMG) estimates were increased at Jefferies through 2014. Earnings power should increase given weak fixed-income returns and seasonal strength, Jefferies said. Buy rating and $214 price target.

Biogen Idec ( BIIB) numbers were increased at Leerink Swann. Estimates were raised through 2014. Tecfidera could post higher growth, Leerink Swann said. Outperform rating and new $300 price target.

Facebook ( FB) estimates, price target were boosted at Topeka. Shares are now seen reaching $60. Estimates were also upped, given stronger advertising trends, Topeka said. Buy rating.

Halliburton ( HAL) estimates, price target were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $58. Estimates were also increased on favorable market environment, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Schlumberger ( SLB) numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $105. Estimates were also increased on higher momentum in Russia and China, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

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