Analysts' Actions: ADM BIG DWA KBH X

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Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) was upgraded at BMO Capital to outperform. Twelve-month price target is $50. Company is in the early stages of turning its business around, BMO Capital said.

Alcatel (ALU) was upgraded at BMO Capital to outperform from market perform. Twelve-month price target is $5.50. Company should benefit from a turnaround in capital spending, BMO Capital said.

AthenaHealth (ATHN) was downgraded at Oppenheimer to underperform from perform. Valuation call, based on a $140 price target, Oppenheimer said.

Big Lots (BIG) was upgraded at FBR Capital Markets to outperform from market perform. Twelve-month price target is $45. Stock should react well to near-term earnings and the upcoming analyst day, FBR Capital Markets said.

Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) was downgraded at Miller Tabak to hold from buy. Valuation call, based on a $155 price target, Miller Tabak said.

Charter Communications (CHTR) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from neutral. Driven by discounted operational momentum, FCF growth, and leadership in further consolidation, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $150.

Dreamworks (DWA) was upgraded at B. Riley to buy from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $37. Film slate is shifting toward the company's core franchises over the next 12 to 18 months, B. Riley said.

Edwards Lifesciences (EW) was upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform from market perform. FIM sales should help drive near-term growth, Wells Fargo said.

Expeditors (EXPD) was downgraded at FBR Capital Markets to market perform from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $45. Company is likely to face pricing headwinds, FBR Capital Markets said.

Installed Building Projects (IBP) was initiated at UBS with a buy rating. Well-positioned to benefit as residential construction activity normalizes, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $18.

KB Home (KBH) was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to underperform from buy. Twelve-month price target is $21. Company is facing higher lot costs, Bank of America/Merrill said.

Meritage (MTH) was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to underperform from neutral. Company will likely face margin compression, Bank of America/Merrill said. Twelve-month price target is $51.

UIL (UIL) was upgraded to buy from neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Twelve-month price target is $38. Stock is trading well below fundamental value, Bank of America/Merrill said.

US Steel (X) was upgraded at Nomura to buy. Twelve-month price target is $32. Company has significant free cash flow potential, Nomura said.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Kirby (KEX) was added to the Top Picks List at FBR Capital Markets. Core marine transportation unit is showing solid growth, FBR Capital Markets said.

Methanex (MEOH) price target, EPS estimates were increased at Jefferies. Driven by better methanol pricing dynamics, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $86. Buy rating.

Marsh & McLennan (MMC) 12-month price target was increased at UBS to $55. Driven by increase in free cash flow and substantial room for share repurchases and M&A, UBS said.

PulteGroup (PHM) price target, EPS estimates were raised at UBS. Driven by growth at Del Webb and authorization for $2 billion for land spending in 2014, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $25.

Xilinx (XLNX) estimates, price target were raised at Nomura. Twelve-month price target is now $60. Estimates were also increased, as the company can gain market share, Nomura said. Buy rating.

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