Analysts' Actions: APA BLOX SOHU STLD X

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Apache (APA) was downgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $102. Free cash flow will likely remain depressed for a couple of years, Credit Suisse said.

Infoblox (BLOX) was downgraded at Needham to hold from buy. Company cut guidance, Needham said.

Infoblox was downgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral. Twelve-month price target is $20. Company cut 2014 guidance, Sterne Agee said.

Infoblox was downgraded at Wedbush to neutral from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $25. Company is seeing a material deceleration in growth and the timeline for a recovery is uncertain, Wedbush said.

Burlington Stores (BURL) was upgraded at Morgan Stanley to overweight from equal-weight. Twelve-month price target is $29. Valuation call, as the stock is down 23% year to date, Morgan Stanley said.

WW Grainger (GWW) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to sell from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $232. Weak pricing could weigh on margins, Goldman Sachs said.

Allscripts Healthscripts (MDRX) was upgraded at Maxim Group to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $20. New product lineup should drive growth, Maxim Group said.

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Noble (NE) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Rowan (RDC) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Reliance Steel (RS) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy. Twelve-month price target is $77. Stock is down 9% year to date, but the company is leveraged to better U.S. demand and a recovery in volume, BofA/Merrill said.

RSP Permian (RSPP) was initiated at UBS with a buy rating. Attractive long-term growth potential, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $27.

Sohu.com (SOHU) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to underweight from equal-weight. Twelve-month price target is $57.60. Company is in a transition period and could see lower margins, Morgan Stanley said.

Steel Dynamics (STLD) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy from neutral. Valuation call, as the stock is down 16% year to date. Company also generates strong free cash flow, BofA/Merrill said.

US Steel (X) was downgraded at Citigroup to sell from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $23. Company will struggle to keep up with falling prices, Citi said.

Xilinx (XLNX) was initiated with a buy rating at MKM Partners. Twelve-month price target is $54. Company's leadership position is sustainable, MKM Partners said.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Allergan (AGN) estimates, 12-month price target were raised at Credit Suisse. Twelve-month price target is now $140. Estimates were also increased, as the company has multiple growth drivers, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating.

Masco (MAS) price target was lifted at UBS. Reflects a moderate recovery scenario for broader housing market, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $21.50. Neutral rating.

McDonald's MCD estimates were lowered at Credit Suisse. Estimates were cut through 2016. Company is seeing lower comp sales growth, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating and 12-month price target of $96.

Nuance Communications (NUAN) price target, EPS estimates were lifted at UBS. Upside drivers include good CY-end seasonality and some early renewals, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $17. Neutral rating.

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) price target, EPS estimates were cut at UBS. Disappointing 2014 outlook. Twelve-month price target is $210. Buy rating.

RAX (RAX) price target, EPS estimates were lowered at Jefferies. Cited lack of growth acceleration and anxiety from CEO departure, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $38. Hold rating.

Royal Caribbean (RCL) 12-month price target was raised at Jefferies. Valuation call as company has superior operating performance and improving balance sheet, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $58. Buy rating.

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