Analyst Actions -- 11/7/2011

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Agrium estimates, target reduced at Goldman

Shares of AGU now seen reaching $86, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also cut, given lower realized margins. Neutral rating.

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Amphenol downgraded at Ticonderoga

APH was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Ticonderoga said. Valuation call, based on a $38 price target.

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ANN numbers increased at UBS

Shares of ANN now seen reaching $33, according to UBS.  Estimates also increased on strong sales and margin gains at LOFT, ecommerce and outlets.  Buy rating.

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Archer-Daniels rated new Neutral at Ticonderoga

ADM was initiated with a Neutral rating, Ticonderoga said. Company is trading at book value, but lacks near-term catalysts.

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Brocade target raised at ThinkEquity

Shares of BRCD now seen reaching $6, according to ThinkEquity. Company is carrying a lot of momentum into 2012. Buy rating.

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CBOE Holdings estimates raised at Oppenheimer

CBOE estimates increased through 2012, Oppenheimer said.  Exceptional market volatility drove an exceptional quarter.  Maintain $29 price target and Outperform rating. 

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Church & Dwight numbers increased at Jefferies

CHD estimates were raised through 2012, Jefferies said. Company is positioned well for a slow-growth environment. Hold rating and new $43 price target.

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Church & Dwight estimates lowered at UBS

CHD estimates lowered through 2012, UBS said.  Some noise, but a generally in line quarter.  Maintain $44 price target and Neutral rating.

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Clean Harbors numbers increased at Goldman

CLH estimates were raised through 2013, Goldman Sachs said. Company is seeing higher sales. Neutral rating and new $57 price target.

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CME target boosted at Jefferies

Shares of CME now seen reaching $315, according to Jefferies. Core business trends are picking up. Buy rating.

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Comcast estimates, target cut at Morgan Stanley

Shares of CMCSA now seen reaching $27, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also reduced, given lower expected results at NBC Universal. Equal-weight rating.

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Consolidated Edison numbers boosted at Goldman

Shares of ED now seen reaching $52, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also upped, given a better outlook for the company's non-regulated assets. Sell rating.

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Con-Way estimates lowered at Sterne Agee

CNW estimates lowered through 2012, Sterne Agee said.  Pension and 401k headwinds.  Maintain Buy rating and $48 price target.

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Cott estimates, target lowered at UBS

Shares of COT now seen reaching $9, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered as COGS easing slower than anticipated.  Buy rating.

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DirecTV estimates upped at Morgan Stanley

DTV estimates were boosted through 2013, Morgan Stanley said. Company is seeing faster subscriber growth across the board. Overweight rating and $58 price target.

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D.R. Horton downgraded at Citigroup

DHI was downgraded from Neutral to Buy, UBS said.  $12 price target.  Valuation call.

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Energizer Holdings estimates lowered at UBS

ENR estimates lowered through 2012, UBS said.  Lower margins in the household business.  Maintain $92 price target and Buy rating. 

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ENSCO PLC estimates lowered at UBS

ESV estimates lowered through 2012, UBS said.  Experiencing some downtime due to OEM equipment issues.  Maintain $62 price target and Buy rating.

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FleetCor rated new Neutral at Citigroup

FLT was initiated with a Neutral rating, Citigroup said.  $30 price target.  Limited trading volume following its late 2010 IPO is a concern.

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Fluor upgraded at Lazard

FLR was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Lazard said. $68 price target. New analyst believes that record backlog will drive solid earnings growth down the road.

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GNC estimates, target raised at Goldman

Shares of GNC now seen reaching $29, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also increased, as the company is gaining market share. Neutral rating.

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Groupon rated new Buy at Benchmark

Coverage of GRPN was started with a Buy rating, Benchmark said. $32 price target. Company can deliver solid sales growth over the next several quarters.

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HMS added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill

HMS was placed on the US 1 list, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Stock is attractive, following a 13% pullback.

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KKR estimates lowered at Oppenheimer

KKR estimates lowered through 2012, Oppenheimer said.  3Q results were very close with expectations.  Perform rating. 

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Lincoln National numbers increased at Evercore

LNC estimates were raised through 2013, Evercore Partners said. Company continues to post consistent growth. Equal-weight rating and new $24 price target.

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Magna estimates, target cut at Goldman

MGA estimates were reduced through 2013, Goldman Sachs said. Company is realizing lower margins. Neutral rating and new $40 price target.

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Molson Coors estimates, target cut at UBS

Shares of TAP now seen reaching $46, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered as volumes, commodity costs to weigh on profitability.  Buy rating.

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Nextera Energy downgraded at Jefferies

NEE was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Jefferies said. Estimates also cut, to match the company's new guidance. $57 price target.

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Nike estimates, target raised at Jefferies

Shares of NKE now seen reaching $115, according to Jefferies. Sales growth is accelerating. Buy rating.

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Occidental Petroleum target raised at BofA/Merrill

Shares of OXY now seen reaching $150, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Company will likely exceed production guidance. Buy rating.

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Oil States International numbers raised at Sterne Agee

Shares of OIS now seen reaching $88, according to Sterne Agee.  Estimates also increased as accommodation poised to win new markets. 

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Pier 1 Imports rated new Outperform at Wells

PIR was initiated with an Outperform rating, Wells Fargo said. Company offers value to the consumer and can continue to grow.

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Schlumberger estimates, target lowered at Guggenheim

SLB estimates were cut through 2012, Guggenheim said. Margins are shrinking and the company is seeing slower international growth. Buy rating and new $95 price target.

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Smithfield Foods numbers boosted at Jefferies

Shares of SFD now seen reaching $26, according to Jefferies. Estimates also upped, given higher realized hog profits. Buy rating.

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Symantec rated new Buy at ThinkEquity

Coverage of SYMC was started with a Buy rating, ThinkEquity said. $20 price target. Company is leveraged to continued growth in the security and storage markets.

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Toll Brothers upgraded at Citigroup

TOL was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Citigroup said.  $21 price target.  Trading at lower end of its valuation range.

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Ultra Petroleum estimates increased at UBS

UPL estimates raised through 2012, UBS said.  3Q beat on strong price realization and lower per unit costs.  Maintain $35 price target and Neutral rating.

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VeriFone rated new Buy at Citigroup

PAY was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said.  $51 price target.  Confident company will meet or exceed its target EPS range.

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Whiting Petroleum target lowered at Oppenheimer

WLL price target lowered to $65, Oppenheimer said.  Lower oil and gas price outlook for 2012.  Overweight rating.

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Windstream estimates, target lowered at UBS

Shares of WIN now seen reaching $12, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered as higher capex outlook to pressure 2012 FCF.  Neutral rating.

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Wright Express rated new Neutral at Citigroup

WXS was initiated with a Neutral rating, Citigroup said.  $53 price target.  Business model is exposed to fuel prices changes. 

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