Analyst Actions -- 10/27/2011

 | Oct 27, 2011 | 1:00 PM EDT  | Comments
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Akamai estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse

Shares of AKAM now seen reaching $22.50, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, to match the company's new guidance. Neutral rating.

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American Capital estimates cut at UBS

AGNC estimates lowered through 2012, UBS said.  Higher prepayment assumptions and a mix shift to lower coupon securities.  Maintain $29 price target and Buy rating.

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Avery Dennison numbers lowered at Credit Suisse

AVY estimates were cut through 2012, Credit Suisse said. Company reduced its guidance. Neutral rating and new $34 price target.

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Bank of America downgraded at Morgan Stanley

BAC was downgraded from Overweight to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. $10 price target. Earnings will continue to be pressured from macro growth concerns. $10 price target.

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Bemis estimates, target cut at Jefferies

BMS estimates were reduced through 2012, Jefferies said. Volumes are likely to remain sluggish. Hold rating and new $29 price target.

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Boeing estimates adjusted at UBS

BA 2012 EPS estimates lowered mainly for higher pension expenses.  Maintain $66 price target and Neutral rating.

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Brinker downgraded at Sterne Agee

EAT was downgraded from Neutral to Underperform, Sterne Agee said. Valuation call, based on a $20 price target.

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Brinker estimates, target increased at UBS

Shares of EAT now seen reaching $27, according to UBS.  Estimates also increased as company suggests October SSS are solid.  Buy rating. 

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CA estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse

Shares of CA now seen reaching $22, according to Credit Suisse. New product sales are declining. Neutral rating.

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CA downgraded at Evercore

CA was downgraded to Equal-weight, Evercore Partners said. Valuation call, based on a $24 price target.

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Charles Schwab numbers reduced at Credit Suisse

Shares of SCHW now seen reaching $16, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, as the company faces macro headwinds. Outperform rating.

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Cisco upgraded at UBS

CSCO was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, UBS said.  $19.75 price target.  US networking demand remains solid, street estimates reasonable. 

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Cognizant estimates, target increased at Morgan Stanley

CTSH estimates were raised through 2013, Morgan Stanley said. Company has solid operating momentum. Equal-weight rating and new $78 price target.

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ConocoPhillips numbers raised at UBS

Shares of COP now seen reaching $68, according to UBS.  Estimates also increased on better than expected 3Q results.  Neutral rating.

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Dr. Pepper Snapple downgraded at Morgan Stanley

DPS was downgraded from Equal-weight to Underweight, Morgan Stanley said. $36 price target. Profit trends remain weak.

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Dr. Pepper Snapple estimates lowered at UBS

DPS estimates lowered through 2012, UBS said.  COGS inflation, higher spending to weigh on profitability near term.  Maintain $40 price target and Neutral rating.

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FMC Technologies numbers lowered at Credit Suisse

FTI estimates were cut through 2012, Credit Suisse said. Company is struggling to manage its growth. Neutral rating and new $45 price target.

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Ford estimates, target reduced at Credit Suisse

Shares of F now seen reaching $14, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, as the company is seeing lower sales in Europe. Neutral rating.

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Ford estimates cut at UBS

F estimates lowered through 2011, UBS said.  Reflects lower guided operating margins.  Maintain $15 price target and Buy rating.

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Hess estimates, target cut at UBS

Shares of HES now seen reaching $79, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered on higher E&P costs.  Maintain Buy rating.

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Hologic downgraded at Ticonderoga

HOLX was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Ticonderoga said. New product launch is moving slower than expected.

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Hospira upgraded at BofA/Merrill

HSP was upgrade from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Valuation call, based on a $48 price target.

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Itron estimates, target lowered at Jefferies

ITRI estimates were cut through 2012, Jefferies said. Company is facing higher warranty costs. Buy rating and new $46 price target.

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Jarden estimates, target upped at Oppenheimer

JAH estimates were boosted through 2012, Oppenheimer said. Company is posting higher organic sales growth. Outperform rating and new $44 price target.

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Mastercard estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley

Shares of MA now seen reaching $375, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, given better industry trends. Overweight rating.

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MeadWestvaco downgraded at BMO

MWV was downgraded from Outperform to Underperform, BMO Capital said. Industry prices are falling. $25 price target.

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Norfolk Southern numbers raised at Credit Suisse

Shares of NSC now seen reaching $90, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins. Outperform rating.

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Novellus estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse

Shares of NVLS now seen reaching $40, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, to match the company's new guidance. Neutral rating.

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O'Reilly Automotive numbers boosted at Credit Suisse

Shares of ORLY now seen reaching $76, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company continues to deliver solid growth. Outperform rating.

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Owens Corning upgraded at Stifel

OC was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Stifel Nicolaus said. Valuation call, based on a $36 price target.

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Panera Bread downgraded at Sterne Agee

PNRA was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. Valuation call, despite rising estimates.

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Praxair downgraded at BofA/Merrill

PX was downgraded from Buy to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Valuation call, based on a $110 price target.

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Range Resources numbers upped at Credit Suisse

RRC estimates were boosted through 2013, Credit Suisse said. Company boosted its production guidance. Outperform rating and new $81 price target.

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Sealed Air numbers reduced at Jefferies

Shares of SEE now seen reaching $24, according to Jefferies. Estimates also cut, as the company has limited sales visibility. Buy rating.

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Sprint Nextel estimates lowered at UBS

S estimates lowered through 2012, UBS said.  2012 wireless margins will come down to 10.5% of sales.  Maintain $2.75 price target and Neutral rating.

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Thermo Fisher numbers cut at Oppenheimer

TMO estimates were reduced through 2012, Oppenheimer said. Company is seeing lower end-market demand. Outperform rating and new $59 price target.

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Thermo Fisher numbers cut at UBS

Shares of TMO now seen reaching $60, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered on weakness in academic spending.  Buy rating. 

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Vale estimates, target cut at Morgan Stanley

VALE estimates were reduced through 2012, Morgan Stanley said. Company is leveraged to lower iron ore prices. Equal-weight rating and new $29 price target.

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Visa downgraded at FBR

Rating on V was lowered to Market Perform from Outperform, FBR Capital Markets said. $96 price target. Company is increasing incentives and domestic debit volumes are falling.

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Wellpoint estimates, target increased at Oppenheimer

WLP estimates were raised through 2012, Oppenheimer said. Company is realizing higher enrollment growth. Outperform rating.

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WellPoint estimates raised at UBS

WLP estimates increased through 2011, UBS said.  Management reiterated long term EPS growth target of 10%.  Maintain $79price target and Buy rating.

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