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Ariad (ARIA) was downgraded at Chardan to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $9, Chardan said.

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (BEP) was initiated with a sell rating at TheStreet Ratings.

Dreamworks (DWA) was downgraded at Piper Jaffray to underweight from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $19. Company offered lower slate expectations.

EP Energy (EPE) was initiated at UBS with a buy rating. Driven by above-average liquids-driven production growth and exposure to Eagle Ford Shale and Midland Basin, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $25.

Glacier Bancorp (GBCI) was upgraded at DA Davidson to buy from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $33. Estimates were also increased, given better loan and margin trends, DA Davidson said.

CHC (HELI) was initiated at UBS with a buy rating. Offers leverage to attractive long-term growth in offshore markets, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $13.

Halcon (HK) was downgraded at RBC Capital to sector perform from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $4. Company's leverage profile is concerning, RBC Capital said.

Intermune (ITMN) was downgraded at Leerink Swann to market perform from outperform. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $41, Leerink Swann said.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) was downgraded at Cantor Fitzgerald to hold. Twelve-month price target is $182. See more risks with the FDA for Xyrem, Cantor said.

LinkedIn (LNKD) was upgraded at RBC Capital to outperform from sector perform. Twelve-month price target is $250. Valuation call, as the stock is down 13% over the past six months, RBC Capital said.

Masco (MAS) was upgraded at Keybanc to hold from underweight. Company's execution has steadied, Keybanc said.


Newmont Mining (NEM) was downgraded at Argus to hold from buy. Company reported weak earnings and cut the dividend, Argus said.

Ralph Lauren (RL) was upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform. Several new initiatives could accelerate growth, Wells Fargo said.

Safeway (SWY) was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from overweight. Valuation call, as the stock has gained 7% over the past week, J.P. Morgan said.

Unit (UNT) was upgraded at Howard Weil to outperform from sector perform. Twelve-month price target is $69. Company delivered an impressive quarter and has a lot of operating momentum, Howard Weil said.

United States Steel (X) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Avago Technologies (AVGO) 12-month price target was increased at Jefferies to $60. Driven by 110 basis points of GM and 50 bps of revenue upside, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

CB&I (CBI) price target, EPS estimates were raised at UBS. Driven by new major awards, margin mix in backlog and cost reductions. Twelve-month price target is $89. Buy rating.

Endurance (EIGI) price target, EPS estimates were raised at Jefferies. Subs and ARPS continue to increase. Twelve-month price target is $22. Buy rating.

Expeditors (EXPD) numbers were cut at Credit Suisse. Twelve-month price target is now $44. Estimates were also reduced, as the company is losing operating leverage, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating.

Facebook (FB) estimates, 12-month price target were raised at Sterne Agee. Price target is now $80. Estimates were also increased, following the WhatsApp acquisition, Sterne Agee said. Buy rating.

FirstEnergy (FE) price target, EPS estimates were cut at UBS. Extreme weather coupled with unplanned power plant outages pressure earnings, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $31. Hold rating.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) price target was raised at UBS. Driven by recent deals and diversification, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $195. Buy rating.

Morgan Stanley (MS) price target, EPS estimates were lowered at UBS. Driven by rate-hike timing and weaker first-quarter capital markets. Twelve-month price target is $38. Buy rating.

Tenet (THC) estimates, 12-month price target were reduced at Credit Suisse. Estimates were cut through 2015. Company will likely post lower organic growth, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating.

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) price target, EPS estimates were reduced at UBS. Reflecting EBITDA and FCF downgrade. Twelve-month price target is $86. Buy rating.

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