Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Aruba Networks rated new Buy at Needham
Apr 05, 2012 | 7:58 AM EDT

Coverage of ARUN was started with a Buy rating, Needham said. $28 price target. Company is leveraged to multiple secular growth trends.

 

Atmel rated new Buy at Maxim
Apr 05, 2012 | 7:57 AM EDT
ATML was initiated with a Buy rating, Maxim said. $12 price target. Company can grow through the touch market and gain market share in MCU.
Bearish
Comerica rated new Sell at Citigroup
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:15 AM EDT

CMA was initiated with a Sell rating, Citigroup said.  $29 price target.  Valuation driven along with near term negative catalysts.

Bullish
CNO Financial rated new Buy at Goldman
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:26 AM EDT

CNO was initiated with a Buy rating, Goldman Sachs said. $9 price target. Company has superior growth prospects and is improving its balance sheet.

Update
First Horizon National rated new Neutral at Citigroup
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:20 AM EDT

FHN was initiated with a Neutral rating, Citigroup said.  $11 price target.  As derisking continues, focus shifts to growth. 

Fulton Financial rated new Underperform at BofA Merrill
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:39 AM EDT

FULT was initiated with an Underperform rating, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said.  $9.50 price target.  Street overestimates core EPS power.

Update
Graphic Packaging rated new Hold at Deutsche Bank
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:36 AM EDT

GPK was initiated with a Hold rating, Deutsche Bank said.  $6 price target.  Equity now reflects much of the good news.

Huntington Bancshares rated new Neutral at Citigroup
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:23 AM EDT

HBAN was initiated with a Neutral rating, Citigroup said.  $7 price target.  Collecting deposits, waiting for the turn.

Update
Heico rated new Neutral at BofA/Merrill
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:34 AM EDT

HEI was initiated with a Neutral rating, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Valuation call, based on a $54 price target.

Bullish
Keycorp rated new Buy at Citigroup
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:26 AM EDT

KEY was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said.  $10 price target.  Despite the lack of catalysts, the stock is cheap. 

LinkedIn rated new Buy at Capstone
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:40 AM EDT
LNKD was initiated with a Buy rating, Capstone said. $125 price target. Company is in the early stages of a strong growth story.
Liquidity Services upgraded at Benchmark
Apr 05, 2012 | 7:52 AM EDT
LQDT was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Benchmark said. $57 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company is expanding its market.

Bearish
MDC downgraded at JP Morgan
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:23 AM EDT

MDC was downgraded to Underweight, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 42% year-to-date.

Nvidia rated new Buy at Cantor
Apr 05, 2012 | 7:54 AM EDT
NVDA was initiated with a Buy rating, Cantor Fitzgerald said. $20 price target. Company is leveraged to several growing technology trends and trades at a discount to its peers.
Panera Bread rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:10 AM EDT

PNRA was initiated with an Outperform rating, Credit Suisse said. $190 price target. Market is not yet pricing in the company's full earnings growth potential.

Quality Systems downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:06 AM EDT

QSII was downgraded from Overweight to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. Risk/reward is more balanced at current levels.

Update
Regions Financial rated new Neutral at Citigroup
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:28 AM EDT

RF rated new Neutral at Citigroup.  $7 price target.  TARP overhang removed, credit overhang remains.

Bullish
SPX rated new Outperform at Baird
Apr 05, 2012 | 7:55 AM EDT
Coverage of SPW was started with an Outperform rating, Robert Baird said. $95 price target. Company should deliver late-cycle earnings acceleration.
Update
SunTrust Banks rated new Neutral at Citigroup
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:31 AM EDT

STI was initiated with a Neutral rating, Citigroup said.  $26 price target.  Upward EPS revisions and multiple expansion possible, but priced in at current valuation. 

Bullish
Timken rated new Buy at Stifel
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:43 AM EDT
TKR was initiated with a Buy rating, Stifel Nicolaus said. $65 price target. Steel business is worth more than the market is giving the company credit for.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Apple numbers raised at Jefferies
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:35 AM EDT

Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $800, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on addition of iTV to estimates. Buy rating.

Bullish
Abbott Laboratories price target raised at BofA Merrill
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:34 AM EDT

ABT price target raised to $65, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said.  Release of abstract on HCV and improvement in the valuations of comps.  Neutral rating.

Amylin Pharmaceuticals numbers raised at Jefferies
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:32 AM EDT

Shares of AMLN now seen reaching $32, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on IMS data supporting upside. Buy rating.

Bed Bath & Beyond targert raised at Jefferies
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:36 AM EDT

Shares of BBBY now seen reaching $78, Jefferies said. Sales will thrive in home furnishings segment. Buy rating.

Bed Bath & Beyond numbers raised at Morgan Stanley
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:07 AM EDT

Shares of BBBY now seen reaching $62, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher sales and cutting costs. Underweight rating.

Bullish
DirecTV estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:18 AM EDT

Shares of DTV now seen reaching $75, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given higher expected ARPU growth. Neutral rating.

Bullish
Devon target raised at UBS
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:04 AM EDT

DVN price target increased to $90, UBS said.  Bullish meeting offers long term visibility.  Maintain Buy rating.

Bearish
KB Home estimates lowered at UBS
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:07 AM EDT

KBH estimates lowered through 2013, UBS said.  Remain cautious after Q1 results and obstacles persist.  Sell rating and $7 price target.

Bullish
MasterCard target raised at Oppenheimer
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:29 AM EDT

Shares of MA now seen reaching $475, Oppenheimer said. Strong quarterly volume trends. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Monsanto target raised at Jefferies
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:38 AM EDT

Shares of MON now seen reaching $89, Jefferies said. Strength continues with Q2 beat. Hold rating.

Bullish
Monsanto estimates, target increased at Credit Suisse
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:11 AM EDT

MON estimates were raised through 2013, Credit Suisse said. Company is leveraged to higher corn demand. Neutral rating and new $82 price target.

Bearish
Seagate estimates, target reduced at FBN
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:31 AM EDT

STX estimates were cut through 2013, FBN Securities said. Company is leveraged to lower disk-drive prices. Outperform rating and new $35 price target.

Bullish
Under Armour price target raised at UBS
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:00 AM EDT

UA price target raised to $98, UBS said.  Strong spring sales.  Maintain Neutral rating.

Bullish
Visa target raised at Oppenheimer
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:30 AM EDT

Shares of V now seen reaching $140, Oppenheimer said. Strong quarterly volume trends. Outperform rating.

Bearish
Western Digital numbers cut at FBN
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:28 AM EDT

Shares of WDC now seen reaching $50, according to FBN Securities. Estimates also reduced, as price competition is heating up. Outperform rating.  

Zumiez estimates, target upped at Credit Suisse
Apr 05, 2012 | 8:20 AM EDT

ZUMZ estimates were boosted through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Comp sales momentum remains strong. Neutral rating and new $35 price target.

Economics

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Apr 05, 2012 | 6:47 AM EDT

8:30am: Jobless Claims, week of Mar. 31, est. 355k (prior

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