Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-07-28
Format: 11:49

Change in Ratings

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals upgraded at Jefferies
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:05 AM EDT

AEGR was upgraded to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $26 price target. Positively skewed risk/reward.

Bullish
Autonation upgraded at Sterne Agee
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:29 AM EDT

AN was upgraded to Buy, Sterne Agee CRT said. $76 price target. Recent sell-off has created a buying opportunity. 

Baidu.com downgraded at Brean
Jul 28, 2015 | 6:56 AM EDT

BIDU was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Brean Capital said. Earnings growth will likely be muted as management is investing in future growth. 

Baidu.com downgraded at Pacific Crest
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:44 AM EDT

BIDU was downgraded from Overweight to Sector Weight, Pacific Crest said. Company is facing headwinds for margins and sales growth. 

Bullish
Boyd Gaming upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:40 AM EDT

BYD was upgraded from Underperform to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $18 price target. Company is leveraged to a regional gaming recovery. 

Bearish
Entergy downgraded at Goldman
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:07 AM EDT

ETR was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. $68 price target. Company is leveraged to lower natural gas prices and estimates are now below consensus.

Kaiser Aluminum downgraded at Keybanc
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:16 AM EDT

KALU was downgraded from Overweight to Sector Weight, Keybanc said. Valuation call, as the stock has outperformed its peers over the past five months. 

KLA-Tencor downgraded at Citi
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:37 AM EDT

KLAC was downgraded to Sell, Citigroup said. Estimates also cut, given lower expected industry spending. 

LinkedIn rated new Buy at MKM Partners
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:11 AM EDT

LNKD was initiated with a Buy rating, MKM Partners said. $285 price target. Talent and marketing alone justify the stock.

Bearish
Robert Half downgraded at Barclays
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:13 AM EDT

RHI was downgraded from Equal-weight to Underweight, Barclays said. $55 price target. Company will likely see decelerating revenue growth. 

Bullish
Raytheon upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:41 AM EDT

RTN was upgraded to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Valuation call, based on a $120 price target. 

Teva upgraded at BMO
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:22 AM EDT

TEVA was upgraded to Outperform, BMO Capital said. $80 price target. Allergan deal makes the company a generic leader. 

United Natural downgraded at BMO
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:46 AM EDT

UNFI was downgraded to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. Estimates also cut, following the loss of the Albertson's contract.

Bullish
WEC Energy upgraded at Goldman
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:04 AM EDT

WEC was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. Company is cutting costs and deserves a premium valuation. $51 price target. 

Bullish
Waste Management upgraded at Argus
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:35 AM EDT

WM was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Argus Research said. Valuation call, based on a $57 price target. 

 

Yelp downgraded at Deutsche
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:24 AM EDT

YELP was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $33 price target. Estimates also reduced further below consensus, as the company continues to face problems with its salesforce. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bearish
Norfolk Southern numbers cut at BMO
Jul 28, 2015 | 7:47 AM EDT

Shares of NSC now seen reaching $104, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also reduced, given lower volumes, especially in coal. Outperform rating. 

Economics

Update
S&P Case-Shiller
Jul 28, 2015 | 6:36 AM EDT
9am: S&P/CaseShiller 20 City m/m SA, May, est. 0.3% (prior
    0.3%)
Update
PMI
Jul 28, 2015 | 6:37 AM EDT
9:45am: Markit U.S. Composite PMI, July P (prior 54.6)
Update
Consumer Confidence
Jul 28, 2015 | 6:37 AM EDT
10am: Consumer Confidence Index, July, est. 100.0 (prior
    101.4)
Update
Richmond Fed
Jul 28, 2015 | 6:38 AM EDT
10am: Richmond Fed Manf. Index, July, est. 7 (prior 6)

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