Analysts' Actions: AEO DKS EBAY MSI SNDK

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Allegheny Technologies
( ATI) was upgraded at Credit Suisse to outperform from neutral. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $41, Credit Suisse said.

American Eagle (AEO) was downgraded to hold from buy at Stifel Nicolaus. Visibility of a turnaround is decreasing the latest management claim, Stifel Nicolaus said.

Auxilium (AUXL) was downgraded at MKM Partners to neutral. Twelve-month price target is $23. Valuation call, as the stock is up 25% over the past two weeks, MKM Partners said.

Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal-weight. Survey suggests the company could face increased competition, Morgan Stanley said.

eBay (EBAY) was downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to hold from buy. Valuation call, based on a fair value of $62, Stifel Nicolaus said.

eBay was downgraded at Topeka to hold from buy. Twelve-month price target is $60. Company cut its guidance, Topeka said.

General Dynamics (GD) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform. $119 price target. Company is buying back more stock and Gulfstream appears to have hit an inflection point, Oppenheimer said.

Heartland Payment (HPY) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $48, Goldman said.

Motorola Solutions (MSI) was upgraded at Nomura to buy. Twelve-month price target is $72. Company will likely buy back more stock, Nomura said.

Norfolk Southern (NSC) was upgraded at J.P. Morgan to overweight from neutral. Coal headwind will likely disappear in 2014, J.P. Morgan said.

Norfolk Southern was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy. Twelve-month price target is $103. Company is continuing its impressive rebound, BofA/Merrill said.

Nortel Inversora (NTL) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Parker Hannifin (PH) was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from overweight. Company missed earnings expectations, J.P. Morgan said.

RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Sandisk (SNDK) was downgraded at Needham to buy from strong buy. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $83.

Texas Capital (TCBI) was downgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral from buy. Twelve-month price target is $65. Estimates were also cut, because of higher costs and net interest margin pressure, Sterne Agee said.

Total System (TSS) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from sell. Twelve-month price target is $31. Organic growth profile is improving, Goldman Sachs said.

Varian Medical (VAR) was upgraded at Cantor Fitzgerald to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $93. Macro picture is improving, Cantor Fitzgerald said.

West ( WSTC) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from buy. Twelve-month price target is $27. Company has limited near-term catalysts, Goldman said.


Stock Comments / EPS Changes

ADTRAN ( ADTN) price target, EPS estimates were increased at Jefferies. Earnings power has improved slightly, driven by international business. Twelve-month price target and underperform rating.

Coach (COH) estimates, price target were lowered at UBS. The company decreased its own numbers. North American losses and growing inventories are driving bearish outlook, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $50. Neutral rating.

F5 Networks (FFIV) price target, EPS estimates were increased at UBS. Upside strength in Service Provider and Government, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $105. Neutral rating.

NextEra Energy (NEE) price target, EPS estimates were increased at Jefferies. Driven by strong performance at the company's unregulated subsidiary, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $93. Hold rating.

Netflix (NFLX) price target, EPS estimates were increased at Jefferies. Solid subscription growth on U.S. and international front, and profitability continues to improve. Twelve-month price target is $250. Underperform rating.

SanDisk (SNDK) estimates, price target were increased at UBS. Driven by capex increase and healthy cost reductions in coming quarters, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $80. Buy rating.

Target (TGT) estimates, price target were cut at Credit Suisse. Twelve-month price target is $55. Estimates were also reduced, given lower expected sales, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.

United Rentals (URI) price target, EPS estimates were increased at UBS. Nonresidual outlook remains positive and executions of RSC acquisition extend competitive advantage, UBS said. $98 price target and buy rating.

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