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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES

Boulder Brands (BDBD) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Home Bancshares (HOMB) was upgraded to buy at Drexel Hamilton. $35 12-month price target. This was a valuation call, as the stock is down 23% year-to-date, said Drexel.

Home Bancshares (HOMB) was upgraded to outperform from market perform at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. This was a valuation call, based on a $35 12-month price target, KBW said.

Nordstrom (JWN) was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Credit Suisse. $78 12-month price target. The credit card sale should lead to accelerating earnings growth, Credit Suisse said.

L-3 Communications (LLL) was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Credit Suisse. $145 12-month price target. This was a valuation call, based on the company's attractive free cash flow, Credit Suisse said.

LeMaitre Vascular (LMAT) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NSM) was downgraded to hold from buy at Jefferies. $32 12-month price target. This was driven by lower servicing margins and slower UPB growth, Jefferies said.

Protective Life (PL) was upgraded to buy from underperform at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $62 12-month price target. The company has the best free cash flow outlook in the industry, said BofA/Merrill.

CafePress (PRSS) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Prudential (PRU) was upgraded to buy from hold at Deutsche Bank. $96 12-month price target. This was a valuation call, as the company is trading at a 20% discount to its peers, Deutsche said.

Torchmark (TMK) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. This was a valuation call, based on an $87 12-month price target, BofA/Merrill said.

Time Warner Telecom (TWTC) was upgraded to buy at Citigroup. $37 12-month price target. Expect revenue growth to accelerate and the company to return more capital to shareholders, said Citi.

Twitter (TWTR) was upgraded to hold from sell at Wunderlich. $35 12-month price target. This was a valuation call, said Wunderlich.

Viasat (VSAT) was upgraded to outperform at Wells Fargo. The company has solid, long-term growth prospects, Wells said.

Walter Investment Management (WAC) was downgraded to hold from buy at Jefferies. $27 12-month price target. This was driven by increased compliance costs and potentially higher capital costs, said Jefferies.

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