Analyst Actions -- 10/28/2011

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Advanced Micro upgraded at Wells

AMD was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Wells Fargo said. Company is guiding toward better near-term growth.

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Aetna target raised at Goldman

AET price target raised to $53, Goldman Sachs said.  Positive earnings call commentary.  Maintain Buy rating.

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Altria price target raised at Goldman

MO price target increased to $28, Goldman Sachs said.  Costs saves a modest plus, but expect muted PM-USA profit in 2012.  Neutral rating.

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Avon downgraded at UBS

AVP was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, UBS said.  $20 price target.  Major concerns about ability to execute and two SEC investigations.

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BE Aerospace estimates rasied at Goldman

BEAV estimates increased through 2011 flwoing through this quarter's upside, Goldman Sachs said.  Maintain $47 price target and Buy rating. 

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Bristol Myers Squibb target raised at UBS

BMY price target increased to $32, UBS said.  Launches still key, growth continues.  Neutral rating.

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Bunge estimates, target reduced at Credit Suisse

BG estimates were cut through 2012, Credit Suisse said. Agribusiness profits will likely be lower than expected. Outperform rating and new $72 price target.

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Cameron estimates, target reduced at Credit Suisse

Shares of CAM now seen reaching $71, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, as the company is seeing slower growth in North America. Outperform rating.

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Cerner estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse

Shares of CERN now seen reaching $67, according to Credit Suisse. Higher sales are driving margin growth. Neutral rating.

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Coca-Cola rated new Buy at Deutsche

KO was initiated with a Buy rating, Deutsche Bank said. $75 price target. Growth potential remains highest in the emerging markets.

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Community Health downgraded at Wells

CYH was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Admission rates have been hurt by Tenet's allegations.

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Consolidated Edison downgraded at Jefferies

ED was downgraded from Hold to Underperform, Jefferies said.  $51 price target.  Competitors are more attractive ways to play this sector.

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Deckers Outdoor numbers raised at Credit Suisse

Shares of DECK now seen reaching $122, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as Ugg continues to drive growth. Outperform rating.

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Dow Chemical estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse

DOW estimates were cut through 2012, Credit Suisse said. Company is seeing lower demand across the board. Outperform rating and new $40 price target.

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Dow Chemical estimates lowered at UBS

DOW estimates lowered through 2012, UBS said.  Third quarter was in line, but rough patch is coming.  Maintain $38 price target and Buy rating.

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Elizabeth Arden downgraded at BMO

RDEN was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, BMO Capital Markets said.  $37 price target.  Better opportunities to play this sector. 

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Esterline downgraded at Credit Suisse

ESL was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $67 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts.

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Expedia estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse

Shares of EXPE now seen reaching $35, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given slower air growth. Neutral rating.

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ExxonMobil estimates lowered at Credit Suisse

XOM estimates were cut through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Company is seeing lower volumes and paying a higher tax rate. Neutral rating and $95 price target.

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ExxonMobil estimates increased at UBS

XOM estimates increased through 2012, UBS said.  3Q EPS in line.  Maintain $90 price target and Buy rating.

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Fossil rated new Buy at BofA Merrill

FOSL was initiated with a Buy rating, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said.  $120 price target.  Increasing penetration and distribution globally through multiple licensed brands.

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Fossil downgraded at Benchmark

FOSL was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Benchmark said.  $115 price target.  Valuation call.

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Hershey estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse

Shares of HSY now seen reaching $68, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, as the company continues to spend more on advertising. Outperform rating.

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Intuit downgraded at Jefferies

INTU was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Jefferies said. $55 price target. Company has limited upside earnings potential.

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Mattel numbers raised at Goldman Sachs

Shares of MAT now seen reaching $31, according to Goldman Sachs.  Estimates also increased as investor day highlights soldi trajectory.  Neutral rating.

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McDermott downgraded at Morgan Stanley

MDR was downgraded to Underweight, Morgan Stanley said. $12 price target. Estimates also cut, given increased execution risk.

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Occidental Petroleum upgraded at Credit Suisse

OXY was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $135 price target. Volumes are growing in North America.

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Occidental Petroleum estimates raised at UBS

OXY estimates raised through 2012, UBS said.  Strong 3Q on stronger than expected production.  Maintain $112 price target and Buy rating.

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OGE Energy downgraded at Jefferies

OGE was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Jefferies said.  $56 price target.  Current price reflects full value.

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Olin downgraded at Wells

OLN was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Valuation call. Chlorine demand remains weak.

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Pepsico rated new Buy at Deutsche

Coverage of PEP was started with a Buy rating, Deutsche Bank said. $70 price target. Company offers growth at a reasonable price.

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PMC-Sierra downgraded at JP Morgan

PMCS was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $7.50 price target. New products are not producing expected growth.

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Potash estimates, target increased at Goldman

Shares of POT now seen reaching $61, according to Goldman Sachs.  Estimates also increased to reflect an improved nitrogen and phosphate outlook.  Buy rating.

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Quicksilver Resources downgraded at BMO

KWK was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, BMO Capital Markets said.  $10 price target.  See no near term developments to suggest fundamentals are strengthening.

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Simon Property downgraded at UBS

SPG was downgraded from Neutral to Buy, UBS said.  $125 price target.  Catalysts have played out as expected.

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Spectrum Brands rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse

SPB was initiated with an Outperform rating, Credit Suisse said. Company continues to recruit new customers in a difficult business environment. $35 price target.

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Starwood Hotels numbers lowered at UBS

Shares of HOT now seen reaching $67, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered as macro uncertainties still prevail.  Buy rating.

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Teledyne downgraded at Keybanc

TDY was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Valuation call.

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Time Warner Cable estimates, target lowered at UBS

Shares of TWC now seen reaching $80, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered as voice goes negative and HSD weaker than expected.  Buy rating.

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Time Warner Cable downgraded at Wells

TWC was downgraded to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Estimates also cut. Stock could be range-bound, following a disappointing quarter.

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VMWare added to Top Picks List at FBR

VMW was placed on the Top Picks List, FBR Capital Markets said. Company has strong secular trends heading into 2012. Outperform rating and $120 price target.

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Whole Foods upgraded at Credit Suisse

WFM was upgraded from Underperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $72 price target. Company can continue to deliver growth through smaller markets.

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