Analysts' Actions: AMZN TWC TWTR YELP YHOO

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES

Amazon (AMZN) was upgraded at Argus to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $480. Recent pullback has created a favorable entry point.

Cree (CREE) was upgraded at Needham to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $64. Company should benefit from higher demand for LED lighting, Needham said.

Ever-Glory International (EVK) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Family Dollar (FDO) was upgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral from underperform. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $55, Sterne Agee said.

Greenhill (GHL) was upgraded at Nomura to neutral. Twelve-month price target is $49. Backlog is improving and the company offers a 4% dividend yield, Nomura said.

Genuine Parts (GPC) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from sell. Twelve-month price target is $88. Earnings growth appears poised to reaccelerate, Goldman Sachs said.

JetBlue (JBLU) was upgraded at Argus to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $10. Company has expanded its route network and is finding ways to boost revenue, Argus said.

Lincoln National (LNC) was upgraded at Barclays to overweight from equal-weight. Based on increased confidence in company's ability to generate strong earnings growth and good ROE, Barclays said. Twelve-month price target is $59.

Precision Drilling (PDS) was upgraded at Morgan Stanley to overweight from underweight. Twelve-month price target is $16. Natural gas market should see meaningful secular growth and the company can gain market share, Morgan Stanley said.

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) was downgraded at Barclays to equal-weight from overweight. Driven by increased competition and low expectations of EPS growth, Barclays said. Twelve-month price target is $81.

Sonic (SONC) was upgraded at Sterne Agee to buy from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $25. Company should see higher sales and margins in the coming quarters, Sterne Agee said.

Time Warner Cable (TWC) was upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform. Stock is attractively valued, based on the Comcast merger, Wells Fargo said.

Twitter (TWTR) was upgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral from underperform. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $43, Sterne Agee said.

United Breweries (CCU) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

UnitedHealth (UNH) was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral from buy. Valuation call, given lower near-term earnings growth potential, Citigroup said.

United Natural Foods (UNFI) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from neutral. Driven by success of new margin initiative, strong sales momentum and addition of distribution capacity, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $78.

Yahoo! (YHOO) was upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform. Expect higher growth from Alibaba, Wells Fargo said.

Yelp (YELP) was upgraded to buy from neutral at Citigroup. Recent pullback has created a buying opportunity, Citigroup said.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Comerica (CMA) 12-month price target was lowered at Jefferies to $48. Soft fees and larger-than-expected share count, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

CARBO Ceramics (CRR) 12-month price target was raised at Barclays. Driven by leverage to NAM to reflect accelerating spending in U.S. land market is still in early stages, Barclays said. Twelve-month price target is $135. Equal-weight rating.

Entergy (ETR) 12-month price target, EPS estimates were raised at Jefferies. Primary catalysts are higher commodity prices for power and effects on EWC results, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is now $72. Hold rating.

Intel (INTC) estimates, 12-month price target were boosted at Pacific Crest. Twelve-month price target is now $32. Estimates were also upped, given the corporate PC recovery, Pacific Crest said. Outperform rating.

Intel 12-month price target was raised to $35 at Jefferies. Driven by company's ability to stay on the transistor cost curve to gain market share and improve gross margin, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) numbers were increased at Leerink Swann. Twelve-month price target is now $110. Estimates also increased, given solid pharma momentum, Leerink Swann said. Outperform rating.

Northern Trust (NTRS) price target, EPS estimates were cut at UBS. AM fee pressure likely to persist, coupled with the expectation that expense flexibility is limited, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $57. Sell rating.

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