Analyst Actions -- 11/11/2011

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ADTRAN rated new Buy at Think

ADTN was initiated with a Buy rating, ThinkEquity said.  $37 price target.  Derivative play on IP video growth.   

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Advance Auto Parts numbers boosted at Goldman

Shares of AAP now seen reaching $78, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also upped, as the company is cutting costs. Neutral rating.

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Aecom estimates, target lowered at Goldman

ACM estimates were cut through 2013, Goldman Sachs said. Company is seeing slower margin growth and paying a higher tax rate. Neutral rating.

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Aecom Technology estimates, target cut at UBS

Shares of ACM now seen reaching $28, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered on soft Europe outlook.  Buy rating.

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Allegiant Travel numbers raised at UBS

Shares of ALGT now seen reaching $63, according to UBS.  Estimates also increased on upbeat investor day.  Buy rating.

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AMC Networks upgraded at Stifel

AMCX was upgraded from Sell to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Company is seeing better spot pricing.

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Avis Budget numbers upped at Goldman

CAR estimates were boosted through 2013, Goldman Sachs said. Europe acquisition should add to earnings. Buy rating and new $17.50 price target.

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Blackrock estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse

Shares of BLK now seen reaching $198, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given continued expected organic growth. Outperform rating.

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Computer Sciences numbers lowered at Jefferies

Shares of CSC now seen reaching $28, according to Jefferies. Estimates also lowered, as the second quarter was disappointing. Hold rating.

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ConAgra downgraded at UBS

CAG was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, UBS said.  $26 price target.  Slowing growth with accelerating price elasticity. 

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Concho Resources downgraded at Deutsche

CXO was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $105 price target.

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Deere estimates lowered at Citigroup

DE estimates lowered through 2012, Citigroup said.  2012 margin pressures.  Maintain $83 price target and Buy rating. 

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Enersys estimates, target raised at Goldman

Shares of ENS now seen reaching $26, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also increased, as the company continues to post solid sales growth. Neutral rating.

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Equinix rated new Overweight at JP Morgan

EQIX was initiated with an Overweight rating, JP Morgan said. $120 price target. Company is a clear market leader and has several potential growth drivers.

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Exelon estimates, target raised at BMO

Shares of EXC now seen reaching $46, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also increased, given new regulations in Illinois. Market Perform rating.

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Genworth Financial upgraded at Citigroup

GNW was upgraded from Sell to Neutral, Citigroup said.  $8 price target.  Management plans to pursue a partial IPO. 

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Kohl's estimates, target raised at Goldman

Shares of KSS now seen reaching $56, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins and buying back more stock. Neutral rating.

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Melco Crown Entertainment numbers lowered at Jefferies

Shares of MPEL now seen reaching $8.80, according to Jefferies. Estimates also raised, as the Macau Studio City is not a near term catalyst. Hold rating.

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Microsemi estimates, target lowered at Sterne Agee

MSCC estimates were cut through 2012, Sterne Agee said. Company is being hurt by the floods in Thailand, as well as slower macro growth.

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Monsanto estimates increased at Citigroup

MON estimates increased through 2013, Citigroup said.  Stronger than expected sales in Latin America.  Maintain $81 price target and Buy rating.

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Nextera Energy numbers reduced at Goldman

NEE estimates were cut through 2012, Goldman Sachs said. Company is seeing lower margins. Neutral rating and new $55 price target.

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Nordstrom estimates cut at Goldman

JWN estimates were lowered through 2013, Goldman Sachs said. Evolving business model could cut into margins. Neutral rating and $50 price target.

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NVIDIA estimates raised at Jefferies

NVDA estimates raised through 2012, according to Jefferies. Third quarter beat. Hold rating.

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NVIDIA estimates raised at Think

NVDA estimates increased through 2013, ThinkEquity said.  Consensus growth expectations embedded at current levels.  Maintain $10.00 price target and Hold rating.

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NVIDIA estimates lowered at UBS

NVDA estimates lowered through 2013, UBS said.  Results and outlook in line with consensus.  Maintain $15.50 price target and Neutral rating.

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Pioneer Natural downgraded at Deutsche

PXD was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $100 price target.

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Plains Exploration rated new Buy at Keybanc

PXP was initiated with a Buy rating, Keybanc said. Valuation call, based on a $45 price target.

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Quanta Services downgraded at Baird

PWR was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. $20 price target. Company will be hurt by the delay of the Keystone pipeline.

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Quanta Services numbers cut at Goldman

PWR estimates were cut through 2013, Goldman Sachs said. Company is being hurt by the delay in the Keystone pipeline. Neutral rating and new $20 price target.

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RadioShack estimates reduced at Goldman

RSH estimates were cut through 2013, Goldman Sachs said. Company is seeing higher operating costs. Neutral rating and $13.50 price target.

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Regions Financial rated new Outperform at BMO

Coverage of RF was started with an Outperform rating, BMO Capital said. $6 price target. Company is leveraged to improving credit quality.

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Stryker estimates, target increased at Goldman

SYK estimates were raised through 2015, Goldman Sachs said. Company is looking to cut costs. Buy rating and new $57 price target.

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Teekay Corp numbers lowered at Jefferies

Shares of TK now seen reaching $38, according to Jefferies. Estimates also lowered, on lower than expected Aframax TCE rates during the quarter. Buy rating.

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals estimates, target lowered at UBS

Shares of VRTX now seen reaching $35, according to UBS.  Estimates also lowered on lower HCV estimates.  Neutral rating.

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Viacom estimates, target increased at Goldman

VIA.B estimates were raised through 2013, Goldman Sachs said. Company is buying back more stock. Buy rating and new $53 price target.

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Viacom estimates raised at UBS

VIA estimates increased through 2013, UBS said.  Buyback/valuation offsetting slowing advertising.  Maintain $56 price target and Buy rating.

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Walt Disney estimates, target increased at UBS

Shares of DIS now seen reaching $35, according to UBS.  Estimates also increased on solid performance at the parks.  Neutral rating.

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Whirlpool estimates, target reduced at Keybanc

Shares of WHR now seen reaching $68, according to Keybanc. Estimates also slashed, given lower expected volumes and margins. Buy rating.

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Zimmer downgraded at Argus  

ZMH was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Argus Research said. Company recently cut its guidance.

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