Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bullish
Aetna upgraded at JPmorgan
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:24 AM EST

Shares of AET upgraded to Overweight from Neutral, JPmorgan said. $52 price target. Expectation of upwardly revised numbers post CVH deal closing.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals rated new Neutral at Citi
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:45 AM EST

Shares of ALXN initiated at Neutral, Citi said. $104 price target. Will need significant upside to offset P/E contraction.

Bullish
DST Systems upgraded at Sterne Agee
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of DST upgraded to Buy from Hold, Sterne Agee said. $71 price target. Clear path to monetize non-core assets.

Update
Mid America Apartment Communities rated new Hold at KeyBanc
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:38 AM EST

MAA was initiated with a Hold, KeyBanc said. Shares are fairly valued given the company's balanced growth. 

Update
Marathon Petroleum rated new Neutral at JPmorgan
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:29 AM EST

Shares of MPC initiated with Neutral rating, JPmorgan said. $62 price target. Attractive exposure to US Mid-Continent.

Melco Crown Entertainment upgraded at JPmorgan
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:27 AM EST

Shares of MPEL upgraded to Overweight from Neutral, JPmorgan said. $20 price target. Shares are attractive at current levels.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
Aecom Technology numbers raised at D.A. Davidson
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:17 AM EST

Shares of ACM now seen reaching $27, D.A. Davidson said. Estimates also raised on expected organic improvement. Buy rating.

Bearish
Advanced Micro Devices estimates cut at Oppenheimer
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:56 AM EST

AMD estimates lowered through 2012, Oppenheimer said. Draws short straw while amending wafer supply agreement. Perform rating. 

Broadcom Corporation estimates raised at D.A. Davidson
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:20 AM EST

BRCM estimates raised through 2013, D.A. Davidson said. Positive comments from the analyst day. Buy rating.

Bullish
salesforce.com target raised at Citi
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:49 AM EST

Shares of CRM now seen reaching $190, Citi said. A strong fourth quarter improves outlook. Buy rating.

Bullish
Ingersoll-Rand numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:40 AM EST

Shares of IR now seen reaching $51, Credit Suisse said. Estimates also raised on margin potential. Outperform rating.

lululemon athletica numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:42 AM EST

Shares of LULU now seen reaching $86, Credit Suisse said. Estimates also raised on strong 3Q demand. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Noble Energy numbers raised at UBS
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:43 AM EST

Shares of NBL now seen reaching $126, UBS said. Estimates also increased on higher Marcellus and Niobrara NAVs. Buy rating. 

Bearish
YUM! Brands target lowered at Bank of America
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:11 AM EST

Shares of YUM now seen reaching $76, Bank of America said. Softness in China sales. Buy rating.

Bearish
Yum! Brands estimates cut at Oppenheimer
Dec 07, 2012 | 8:58 AM EST

YUM estimates trimmed through 2013, Oppenheimer said. Recent SSS weakness in China. Outperform rating and $82 price target. 

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