Analysts' Actions: AEM CBT DISH HOMB HOT

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Agnico-Eagle Mines (AEM) was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. Gold reserves are down, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $34.

Cabot (CBT) was upgraded at J.P. Morgan to overweight. Organic growth should inflect higher going forward, J.P. Morgan said.

Comerica (CMA) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy. Loan growth should begin to accelerate, Citigroup said.

Discover Financial Services (DFS) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. Driven by higher asset growth and net interest margins, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $65.

Dish Network (DISH) was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral from buy. Valuation call, Citigroup said.

WW Grainger (GWW) was upgraded at Robert Baird to outperform from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $275. Company is seeing better pricing, Robert Baird said.

Home Bancshares (HOMB) was upgraded at Wunderlich to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $38. Company may seek other acquisitions to boost growth, Wunderlich said.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT) was upgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. Fundamental outlook favorable with China RevPAP improving, continued strength in North America and ample flexibility on balance sheet for buybacks, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $85.

Itron (ITRI) was upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to hold from sell. Worst news appears to already be factored into the stock, Stifel Nicolaus said.

Mattel (MAT) was downgraded to hold from buy at Argus. Several factors could weigh on 2014 results, Argus said.

Skechers USA (SKX) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Treehouse (THS) was upgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from underperform. Twelve-month price target is $70. Execution is improving, Credit Suisse said.

Tractor Supply (TSCO) was downgraded at Oppenheimer to perform from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $70. Company has limited near-term earnings upside potential, Oppenheimer said.

Vishay Precision (VPG) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

WebMD (WBMD) was rated a new Top Pick at RBC Capital. Twelve-month price target is $70. Company is a dominant brand with emerging market opportunities, RBC Capital said.

Whitewave Foods (WWAV) was upgraded at BMO Capital to market perform. Twelve-month price target is $24. Company's growth outlook is improving, BMO Capital said.

Zions (ZION) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from sell. Twelve-month price target is $33. Company's risk profile is lower, Goldman said.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Agilent Technologies (A) estimates, price target were cut at Leerink Swann. Shares are now seen reaching $67. Estimates were also reduced, given the company's new guidance, Leerink Swann said. Outperform rating.

Agilent Technologies price target, EPS estimates were cut at Jefferies. Moderated EMG core revenue growth outlook drives lower cash flow forecasts, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $66. Buy rating.

Apple (AAPL) target was boosted at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Shares are now seen reaching $590 over 12 months. Company will likely repurchase more stock, BofA/Merrill said. Neutral rating.

Burger King (BKW) price target was raised at UBS. Fourth-quarter's upside to sss and unit growth with unit growth settling around 5% globally, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $30. Buy rating.

CBS (CBS) estimates, price target were boosted at BMO Capital. Twelve-month price target is now $70. Company is buying back more stock, BMO Capital said. Outperform rating.

Columbia (COLM) estimates, price target was raised at Canaccord Genuity. Twelve-month price target is now $71. Estimates were also increased, as the company is benefiting from the Cold weather. Neutral rating.

Diebold (DBD) estimates, price target were increased at Keybanc. Estimates were increased through 2015. Company is seeing higher orders and cash flow, Keybanc said. Buy rating and new 12-month price target of $42.

GNC Holdings (GNC) price target, EPS estimates were lowered at Jefferies. Weak retail backdrop and weather disruption, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $57. Buy rating.

PepsiCo (PEP) estimates, price target were reduced at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $85 over 12 months. Estimates were also cut, given lower consumption rates, Credit Suissse said. Neutral rating.

Regal (RGC) estimates, price target were lowered at Benchmark. Twelve-month price target is now $18.63. Estimates were also cut, given lower movie attendance, Benchmark said. Hold rating.

Syntel (SYNT) price target, earnings estimates were increased at Jefferies. Twelve-month price target is now $85. Driven by improving demand environment and accelerated timeline of some projects, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

URS (URS) price target, EPS estimates were cut at UBS. Further chemical headwinds, while oil and gas business have problems related to weather and project delays, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is now $46. Neutral rating.

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