Analyst Actions -- 9/16/2011

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Adobe Systems downgraded at JMP

ADBE was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, JMP Securities said. Enterprise growth will likely slow in the coming quarters.

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AMETEK estimates, target lowered at KeyBanc

Shares of AME now seen reaching $50, according to KeyBanc.  Estimates also lowered on potentially tougher macro environment.  Buy rating.

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Autozone target raised at UBS 

AZO price target increased to $330, UBS said.  Expecting good 4Q11 growth with strong comp growth and margin gains.  Neutral rating.

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Carnival estimates lowered at UBS 

CCL estimates lowered through 2012, UBS said.  Booking trends holding up.  Maintain $40 price target and Buy rating.

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Charles Schwab target reduced at FBR 

Shares of SCHW now seen reaching $14, according to FBR Capital Markets. Company is realizing lower new asset growth. Market Perform rating.

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Citigroup rated new Market Perform at Wells

Coverage of C was started with a Market Perform rating, Wells Fargo said. Losses from the Citi Holdings portfolio will continue to weigh on results.

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ConocoPhillips target cut at Benchmark

COP price target lowered to $53, Benchmark Capital said.  Release of additional details on pending split and market factors.  Sell rating.

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Cooper Industries numbers cut at Credit Suisse 

CBE estimates were reduced through 2013, Credit Suisse said. Company lowered its guidance. Outperform rating and new $62 price target.

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Cooper Industries estimates, target lowered at UBS 

Shares of CBE now seen reaching $57, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered as company cuts guidance on weaker demand.  Buy rating.

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eBay upgraded at Wedbush

EBAY was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Wedbush Securities said. $48 price target. Paypal should continue to drive growth over the next several quarters.

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FedEx estimates, target reduced at Goldman

Shares of FDX now seen reaching $92, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also cut, given slower growth in Asia.

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FedEx estimates, target lowered at Jefferies

Shares of FDX now seen reaching $110, according to Jefferies.  Estimates also lowered to reflect slwoing air frieght demand.  Buy rating.

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Flowserve upgraded at UBS 

FLS was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, UBS said.  $105 price target.  Improved risk/reward.

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Gilead Sciences upgraded at Goldman 

GILD was upgraded from to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $46 price target. Core HIV franchise and pipeline remain strong.

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Google estimates raised at Benchmark

GOOG estimates increased through 2011, Benchmark Capital said.  Macro slowing has not impacted the serach advertising industry yet.  Maintain $700 price target and Buy rating.

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HCA estimates, target raised at Goldman 

Shares of HCA now seen reaching $23, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also increased, to reflect the company's aggressive buyback plan. Neutral rating.

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Las Vegas Sands estimates increased at Credit Suisse 

LVS estimates were raised through 2013, Credit Suisse said. Macau continues to drive growth. Outperform rating and $60 price target.

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Mastercard downgraded at Baird 

MA was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. $385 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 55% year-to-date.

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Netflix estimates, target reduced at Credit Suisse 

Shares of NFLX now seen reaching $240, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, to reflect the company's lower subscriber guidance. Outperform rating.  

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Netflix estimates, target cut at Oppenheimer 

Shares of NFLX now seen reaching $270, according to Oppenheimer.  Estimates also lowered on reduced subscriber outlook, yet 19% pullback an overreaction.  Outperform rating.

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NY Community Bancorp estimates lowered at Morgan Stanley 

NYB estimates were reduced through 2013, Morgan Stanley said. Company is realizing a lower net interest margin. Equal-weight rating and $17 price target.

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Pier 1 Imports estimates raised at Sterne Agee

PIR estimates increased through 2013, Sterne Agee said.  Solid Q2 with consistency across merchandise categories and geographies.  Maintain $15 price target and Buy rating.

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Research in Motion estimates raised at Citigroup 

RIMM estimates increased through 2013, Citigroup said.  Adjusting model, although still below consensus.  Maintain $20 price target and Sell rating.

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Research in Motion estimates cut at Morgan Stanley 

RIMM estimates were reduced through 2014, Morgan Stanley said. Company is seeing margin compression. Equal-weight rating.

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Research in Motion estimates lowered at UBS 

RIMM estimates lowered through 2013, UBS said.  Remain skeptical of guidance.  Maintain $32 price target and Neutral rating.

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Rockwell Collins numbers boosted at Goldman

Shares of COL now seen reaching $56, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also upped, as the company is buying back more stock.

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Tractor Supply Company rated new Buy at KeyBanc

TSCO was initiated with a Buy rating, KeyBanc said.  $80 price target.  Meaningful store growth opportunity remains. 

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United Parcel Services estimates, target lowered at Jefferies

Shares of UPS now seen reaching $82 according to Jefferies.  Estimates also lowered on softening air frieght trends out of Asia.  Buy rating.

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Walt Disney estimates, target cut at UBS 

Shares of DIS now seen reaching $35, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered on mixed demand at parks.  Maintain Neutral rating.

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Watsco downgraded at UBS 

WSO was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, UBS said.  $50 price target.  Unfavorable risk/reward and factoring in recession case. 

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Watson estimates raised at UBS 

WPI estimates increased through 2012, UBS said.  Fundamentals continue to remain strong.  Maintain $78 price target and Buy rating.

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