Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2016-02-06
Format: 06:34

Change in Ratings

Cree downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:08 AM EST

CREE was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $30 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 10% year-to-date. 

Deckers downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:22 AM EST

DECK was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $54 price target. Company has multiple headwinds that could linger into fiscal 2017.

Bearish
Esterline downgraded at Canaccord
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:02 AM EST

ESL was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Canaccord Genuity said. $75 price target. Macro headwinds are delaying margin expansion. 

Bearish
Esterline downgraded at Wells
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:06 AM EST

ESL was downgraded to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Company lowered its guidance again. 

Bearish
Esterline downgraded at Keybanc
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:07 AM EST

ESL was downgraded from Overweight to Sector Weight, Keybanc said. Company slashed its earnings view by 19%.

Grubhub downgraded at Oppenheimer
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:27 AM EST

GRUB was downgraded from Outperform to Perform, Oppenheimer said. Company is facing increased competition. 

LinkedIn downgraded at BMO
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:05 AM EST

LNKD was downgraded to Market Perform rating, BMO Capital said. $150 price target. Company is facing macro headwinds. 

LinkedIn downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:12 AM EST

LNKD was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $186 price target. Hiring growth is decelerating and the company is facing macro and currency headwinds. 

LinkedIn downgraded at RBC
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:49 AM EST

LNKD was downgraded to Sector Perform, RBC Capital said. $156 price target. Company is seeing a material deceleration of growth. 

Bearish
PPL downgraded at Deutsche
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:17 AM EST

PPL was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $37 price target. 

Bearish
Ralph Lauren downgraded at Credit Suisse
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:13 AM EST

RL was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $102 price target. Company is facing a distribution problem. 

Bearish
Ralph Lauren downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:25 AM EST

RL was downgraded from Neutral to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $85 price target. Company is seeing soft demand, which is weighing on margins. 

United Natural upgraded at RBC
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:50 AM EST

UNFI was upgraded to Sector Perform, RBC Capital said. Valuation call, based on a $35 price target.  

Bearish
Wisconsin Energy downgraded at Deutsche
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:18 AM EST

WEC was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 16% since December. $57 price target. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Costco estimates, target cut at Jefferies
Feb 05, 2016 | 7:04 AM EST

Shares of COST now seen reaching $135, according to Jefferies. Estimate also reduced, given weather, deflation and more cautious spending. Hold rating. 

Economics

Update
Trade Balance
Feb 05, 2016 | 6:58 AM EST
  • 8:30am: Trade Balance, Dec., est. -$43.2b (prior - $42.37b)
Update
Jobs Data
Feb 05, 2016 | 6:58 AM EST
  • 8:30am: Change in Non-farm Payrolls, Jan., est. 190k (prior 292k)
    • Unemployment Rate, Jan., est. 5% (prior 5%)
Update
Consumer Credit
Feb 05, 2016 | 6:58 AM EST
  • 3pm: Consumer Credit, Dec., est. $16b (prior $13.951b)

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Feb 05, 2016 | 6:54 AM EST

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