Analysts' Actions: APC BOBE COG ED YUM

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Anadarko (APC) was upgraded at Argus to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $96. The company can deliver solid production growth through the end of the decade, Argus said.

Auxilium (AUXL) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to underweight. This is a valuation call based on a $15 12-month price target, Morgan Stanley said..

Axiall (AXLL) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy. Twelve-month price target of $60. Bad news is largely priced in and peak earnings could double, said Goldman Sachs.

Biogen Idec (BIIB) was upgraded at BMO Capital to outperform. Twelve-month price target is $422. The company has attractive near-term growth opportunities in its product pipeline, BMO said.

Bob Evans (BOBE) was upgraded to buy from hold at Miller Tabak. Twelve-month price target of $58. Visibility is improving for an earnings turnaround, said Miller Tabak.

Brixmor Property Group (BRX) was downgraded to neutral from buy at UBS. Twelve-month price target of $21.50. This was a valuation call, with retail sentiment headwinds remaining, UBS said.

Continental Resources (CLR) was downgraded to neutral from buy at UBS. Twelve-month price target of $130. This is a valuation call due to the slowdown in NAV growth, said UBS.

Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) was upgraded to buy from neutral at UBS. Twelve-month price target of $42. This is a valuation call with high growth and free cash flow, said UBS.

Consolidated Edison (ED) was upgraded to buy from hold at Argus. This is a valuation call based on a 12-month price target of $60, said Argus.

Iron Mountain (IRM) was upgraded to buy by TheStreet Ratings.

Lumber Liquidators (LL) was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Wedbush. Twelve-month price target of $105. The housing environment is softening, Wedbush said.

Loews (L) was downgraded to hold by TheStreet Ratings.

Lowe's (LOW) was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Wedbush. Twelve-month price target of $50. The company is leveraged to a slowing housing market, said Wedbush.

Teva (TEVA) was upgraded to outperform at Leerink Swann. Twelve-month price target of $65. Cash flow should stabilize and M&A activity in likely to accelerate in the industry, Leerink said.

Tiffany (TIF) was upgraded to buy from neutral at Citi. Twelve-month price target of $110. New management and design teams can deliver better sales growth, Tiffany said.

Yum Brands (YUM) was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Robert Baird. Twelve-month price target of $87. This is a valuation call, as the stock has underperformed, Baird said.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Brown-Forman (BFB) estimates were raised through 2016, Citigroup said. The company is seeing higher sales and boosted guidance. Buy rating and new $100 12-month price target, Citi said.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST) price target was raised at UBS. This was driven by the growth trajectory, with Tedizolid and Dificid represent leverable opportunities. $90 12-month price target and buy rating.

Electronic Arts (EA) shares are now seen reaching $33, according to Sterne Agee. Estimates also increased, as the company can continue to expand margins. Buy rating, said Sterne.

Home Depot (HD) is now seen reaching $78, according to Wedbush. Estimates also cut, given slowing housing trends. Neutral rating.

PetSmart (PETM) price target was raised at Jefferies. A big pickup in traffic was expected following a consumables reset and other inititatives. $68 12-month price target and hold rating.

SolarWinds (SWI) price target, EPS were raised at Jefferies. There is a potential 20% license growth with sales capacity expansion, cross-sell efforts and transaction volume growth. $57 12-month price target and buy rating.

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