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American Assets Trust (AAT) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Abbott (ABT) price target cut was at Jefferies. The 12-month price target is now $46. Pricing pressure in EPS and FX exposure, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Amazon (AMZN) was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. Driven by surprise deceleration in revenue and paid unit growth trends, UBS said. Also, proprietary survey indicated that raising Amazon Prime price would result in drop of renewals, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $375.

Crox (CROX) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $20. Demand appears to be improving in Asia, which drives a large amount of sales, Piper Jaffray said.

Dean Foods (DF) was downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to hold from buy. Company lacks near-term visibility, Stifel Nicolaus said.


Ecopetrol (EC) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
 
Huntsman
(HUN) was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral from buy. Twelve-month price target is $27. Company lacks near-term catalysts, Citigroup said.

Itron (ITRI) was upgraded at Needham to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $45. Business appears poised to turn around in 2014, Needham said.

RBC Bearings (ROLL) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $75. Aerospace and defense demand remains strong, and the worst of the industrial business is likely already behind the company, BofA/Merrill said.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) was downgraded at UBS to sell from neutral. Minimal accretion for large acquisition and unjustified 24% G&A increase, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $19.


Sprint (S) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $9.25. Stock has pulled back to an attractive level, Deutsche Bank said.

TripAdvisor (TRIP) was upgraded at RBC to outperform from underperform. Twelve-month price target is $95. Company should begin to see accelerating growth in click-based advertising revenue, RBC said.

Veeco (VECO) was upgraded at Credit Suisse to outperform from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $50. Order outlook is improving, Credit Suisse said.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Conagra (CAG) estimates, price target were reduced at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $31. Estimates were also cut, following the company's latest profit warning, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.

ConAgra Foods (CAG) price target, EPS estimates were cut at Jefferies. All operating segments are under pressure, and management lowered guideance, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $35. Buy rating.

CNO Financial (CNO) price target, EPS estimates were lifted at UBS. Strong fourth-quarter results and closed block LTC reinsurance deal should drive upside, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is now $19. Neutral rating.

Fossil (FOSL) estimates, price target were increased at Sterne Agee. Estimates were boosted through 2015. Company is seeing higher wholesale demand in North America, Sterne Agee said. Twelve-month price target is now $132.

International Exchange (ICE) numbers were increased at BMO Capital. Estimates were boosted through 2015. Company is cutting costs, BMO Capital said. Outperform rating and new 12-month price target of $230.

Eli Lilly (LLY) price target increased at Jefferies. Strong performance in Cymbalta, Humalog, Alimta and Cialis, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $44. Underperform rating.

Sprint (S) price target, EPS estimates were raised at UBS. Tablets were a big driver of subscriber growth in the fourth quarter. Twelve-month price target is $8. Neutral rating.

TripAdvisor (TRIP) numbers were boosted at Goldman Sachs. Twelve-month price target is now $78. Estimates were also increased, as revenue growth is accelerating. Neutral rating.

TripAdvisor price target, EPS estimates were lowered at UBS. Valuation call, as operating expenses are expected to increase, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $86. Neutral rating.

Tyson (TSN) estimates, price target were raised at Credit Suisse. Twelve-month price target is now $36. Estimates were also increased, as the chicken business appears more stable, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.

Yelp (YELP) estimates, price target were increased at J.P. Morgan. Estimates were increased through 2015. Growth is accelerating in the company's oldest markets, J.P. Morgan said. Buy rating and new 12-month price target of $110.

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