Analyst Actions -- 10/19/2011

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Alpha Natural rated new Buy at Sterne Agee

ANR was initiated with a Buy rating, Sterne Agee said. $35 price target. Company remains leveraged to growth in the met coal market.

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Apple estimates, target increased at Morgan Stanley

AAPL estimates were raised through 2013, Morgan Stanley said. iPhone continues to drive growth. Overweight rating and new $480 price target.

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Apple estimates increased at UBS

AAPL estimates raised through 2013, UBS said.  iPhone purchase and carrier launch delays ahead of 4S cause shortfall.  Maintain $510 price target and Buy rating.

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Arch Coal rated new Neutral at Sterne Agee

Coverage of ACI was started with a Neutral rating, Sterne Agee said. $23 price target. Company faces integration challenges.

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Bank of America estimates lowered at Sterne Agee

BAC estimates were cut through 2013, Sterne Agee said. Company will take a while to turn its business around. Neutral rating and $7 price target.

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Bank of America numbers lowered at UBS

Shares of BAC now seen reaching $7, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered on weaker capital markets and lower reserve releases.  Neutral rating.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill rated new Neutral at UBS

CMG was initiated with a Neutral rating, UBS said.  $345 price target.  Solid near term outlook, but appears appropriately valued.

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Citrix Systems upgraded at Needham

CTXS was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Needham said. $85 price target. Spending on data center projects should remain strong.

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Coca-Cola estimates lowered at Credit Suisse

KO estimates were cut through 2013, Credit Suisse said. Currency changes are cutting into earnings. Outperform rating and $95 price target.

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Coca-Cola numbers lowered at UBS

Shares of KO now seen reaching $73, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered on currency and spending impact.  Maintain Buy rating.

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Cree estimates, target reduced at Sterne

Shares of CREE now seen reaching $52, according to Sterne Agee. Estimates also cut, to match the company's new guidance. Buy rating.

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Cree estimates, target lowered at UBS

Shares of CREE now seen reaching $29.50, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered as outlook suggest industry is still bottoming.  Neutral rating.

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EMC estimates upped at Sterne Agee

EMC estimates were boosted through 2012, Sterne Agee said. Company is gaining market share and realizing higher margins. Buy rating and $30 price target.

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Forest Laboratories numbers reduced at Goldman

Shares of FRX now seen reaching $30, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also cut, given the company's negative operating leverage.

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Forest Labs estimates, target cut at UBS

Shares of FRX now seen reaching $32, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered on below guidance launches.  Neutral rating.

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Fossil rated new Buy at Citigroup

FOSL was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said.  $114 price target.  Strategic positions and minimal competition have yielded moderately priced watch market leadership. 

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Goldman Sachs estimates reduced at ThinkEquity

GS estimates were cut through 2012, ThinkEquity said. Company will likely continue to see lower capital markets activity. Outperform rating and $181 price target.

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Goldman Sachs estimates, target cut at UBS

Shares of GS now seen reaching $140, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered on weaker expectations of capital markets activity.  Buy rating.

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Grainger estimates, target raised at UBS

Shares of GWW now seen reaching $177, according to UBS.  Estimates also increased on solid inflation management and growth initiatives gaining.  Neutral rating.

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Harley-Davidson numbers cut at Goldman

Shares of HOG now seen reaching $44, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also reduced, given higher operating costs. Neutral rating.

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Harley-Davidson estimates cut at UBS

HOG estimates lowered through 2012, UBS said.  Q3 margins miss and FY11 margin guidance revised down.  Maintain $39 price target and Neutral rating.

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Hospira estimates, target cut at Citigroup

Shares of HOSP now seen reaching $30, according to Citigroup.  Estimates also lowered on manufacturing issus at the Rocky Mount facility.  Neutral rating.

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Human Genome numbers cut at ThinkEquity

Shares of HGSI now seen reaching $26, according to ThinkEquity. Estimates also reduced, given a modest Benlysta launch. Buy rating.

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Intel estimates, target raised at Citigroup

Shares of INTC now seen reaching $27.50, according to Citigroup.  Estimates also increased as company is executing well, but market disparity a lingering concern.  Buy rating.

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Intel estimates, target raised at Goldman

Shares of INTC now seen reaching $22, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also increased, as higher sales is driving margin expansion.

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Intel estimates, target raised at UBS

Shares of INTC now seen reaching $30, according to UBS.  Estimates also increased as solid execution offsets macro weakness.  Buy rating.

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Intuitive Surgical numbers boosted at Goldman

Sahres of ISRG now seen reaching $412, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also upped, to match the company's new guidance. Neutral rating.

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Juniper estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse

Shares of JNPR now seen reaching $25, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given the company's new guidance. Neutral rating.

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Juniper Networks estimates lowered at UBS

JNPR estimates cut through 2012, UBS said.  Strong 3Q bookings and visibility better into 1Q, but still risk.  Maintain $24 price target and Neutral rating.

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Juniper Networks downgraded at Wells

JNPR was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Growth outlook is deteriorating.

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Netflix estimates reduced at Credit Suisse

NFLX estimates were cut through 2013, Credit Suisse said. Company is realizing slower domestic subscriber growth. Outperform rating and $240 price target.

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Parker Hannifin numbers raised at Goldman

Shares of PH now seen reaching $81, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also increased, given better business momentum. Neutral rating.

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Rightnow Technologies downgraded at Stifel

RNOW was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Valuation call.

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Sotheby's rated new Neutral at Citigroup

BID was initiated with a Neutral rating, Citigroup said.  $35 price target.  High trust agency model with low inventory risk. 

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State Street numbers increased at Goldman

STT estimates were raised through 2013, Goldman Sachs said. Company is gaining market share and keeping a tight lid on costs. Buy rating and new $48 price target.

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Steel Dynamics numbers lowered at Jefferies

STLD estimates were cut through 2012, Jefferies said. Company is leveraged to lower steel demand. Buy rating and new $16 price target.

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Steven Madden rated new Buy at Citigroup

SHOO was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said.  $41 price target.  Accelerating sales/EPS despite economy. 

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Under Armour numbers raised at Jefferies

Shares of UA now seen reaching $73, according to Jefferies. Estimates also increased, as the company should continue to expand margins. Buy rating.

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UnitedHealth estimates increased at Credit Suisse

UNH estimates were raised through 2012, Credit Suisse said. Company continues to deliver solid growth. Outperform rating and $72 price target.

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UnitedHealth Group estimates raised at UBS

UNH estimates increased through 2011, UBS said.  Among best positioned to navigate uncertainties heading into 2014.  Maintain $58 price target and Buy rating.

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US Steel rated new Market Perform at Wells

Coverage of X was started with a Market Perform rating, Wells Fargo said. Company continues to face macro headwinds.

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Vera Bradley rated new Buy at Citigroup

VRA was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said.  $51 price target.  See sales upside on industry leading comparable same store sales. 

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VF Corp. estimates raised at UBS

VFC estimates increased through 2012, UBS said.  TBL, FX, and North Face upside.  Maintain $135 price target and Buy rating.

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Whole Foods upgraded at Jefferies

WFM was upgraded to Buy, Jefferies said. $90 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company continues to deliver comp sales growth.

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WW Grainger numbers upped at Goldman

GWW estimates were boosted through 2013, Goldman Sachs said. Company is realizing higher margins. Neutral rating and new $176 price target.

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Yahoo estimates upped at Credit Suisse

YHOO estimates were boosted through 2012, Credit Suisse said. Company is realizing higher margins. Neutral rating and $19 price target.

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Yahoo estimates increased at UBS

YHOO estimates raised through 2012, UBS said.  Mixed quarter as investors remain focused on potential event.  Maintain $16 price target and Neutral rating.

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