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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Bridgepoint ( BPI) downgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Sell. $13 price target. Competitors are cutting prices, which could weigh on earnings.

Calpine ( CPN) Downgraded at Jefferies to Hold From Buy. Limited pricing upside in Texas. $21 price target.

Gap ( GPS) downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral. $40 price target. Company could face near-term sales and margin headwinds.

GrafTech ( GTI) upgraded at Jefferies to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $12 price target. Pricing prospects for graphite electrodes has improved, combined with significant cost reductions.

Kohl's ( KSS) upgraded at UBS to Buy from Neutral, according to UBS. $69 price target. Turnaround strategy focused on EBIT growth in place, along with slight operating improvement.

Omnicom ( OMC) upgraded at BMO to Outperform. $77 price target. Publicis merger should go through and the company is likely to buy back a lot of shares.

Occidental Petroleum ( OXY) upgraded at Barclays to Overweight from Equal Weight. $108 price target. Shares have lagged and restructuring announcements coming.

Range Resources ( RRC) downgraded at Barclays to Underweight from Neutral. $71 price target. Results lag peers despite premier acreage.

Republic Services ( RSG) downgraded at Wedbush from Outperform to Neutral. $35 price target. Industry pricing outlook is weak.

Boston Beer ( SAM) upgraded at Williams from Perform to Outperform. $263 price target. Company is seeing higher revenue growth.

Teva Pharmaceuticals ( TEVA) downgraded at JP Morgan to Underweight from Neutral. $38 price target. Too much uncertainty following CEO departure.

Time Warner Cable ( TWC) upgraded at DeutscheNOV 04, 2013 | 7:44 AM ESTTWC was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $141 price target. Company fundamentals appear to be bottoming.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

American Axle & Manufacturing ( AXL) lowers price target, estimates at Jefferies.AXL decreased its numbers. 3Q miss and reduction in backlog due to cancelled capacity expansion. $20 price target and Hold rating.

Covance ( CVD) estimates, target increased at Credit Suisse. CVD estimates were raised through 2015, Credit Suisse said. Company has strong earnings momentum. Outperform rating and new $103 price target.

CVR Refining ( CVD) lowers estimates, price target at UBS. CVR decreased its numbers, UBS said. Refining margin capture rate assumptions decreased. $27 price target and Buy rating.

Mohawk ( MHK) estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of MHK now seen reaching $142, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is cutting costs. Neutral rating.

Prestige Brand Holdings ( PBH) lowers its estimates, price target at Jefferies.Worsening Nielsen trends and competitive risk will extend into next year. $30 price target and Hold rating.

West Pharmaceutical ( WST) increases estimates, price target at Jefferies.WST bumped up its estimates across the board, Jefferies said. Higher sustainable growth and margin in Packaging. $45 price target and Hold rating.

STRATEGY CALLS / MARKET CALLS

Steel sector upgraded at Goldman from Cautious to Neutral. Industry demand should see a sustainable recovery.

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