Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-08-27
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Change in Ratings

Akamai Technologies upgraded at Jefferies
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:14 AM EDT

Shares of AKAM upgraded to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $42 price target. Improving fundamentals and growth acceleration.

Bullish
Autonation upgraded at UBS
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:19 AM EDT

AN was upgraded to Neutral from Sell, UBS said.  $34 price target.  Valuation back in line with peers.

Bullish
Air Products upgraded at Morgan Stanley
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:01 AM EDT

APD was upgraded from Underweight to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. Valuation call, based on a $92 price target. 

Citrix Systems upgraded at Mizuho
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:39 AM EDT

CTXS was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Mizuho said. Company continues to grow its core business. 

 

Citrix Systems upgraded at FBR
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:45 AM EDT

CTXS was upgraded to Outperform, FBR Capital Markets said. $100 price target. Company has a lot of operating momentum and is leveraged to continued growth of the virtualization market. 

 

Bullish
Forest Laboratories rated new Hold at Auriga
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:40 AM EDT

FRX was initiated with a Hold rating, Auriga USA said. $36 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts. 

Bearish
General Dynamics downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:03 AM EDT

GD was downgraded from Overweight to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. Defense business remains soft. 

Bearish
Hess downgraded at JP Morgan
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:56 AM EDT

HES was downgraded to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $68 price target. Company is producing less in the Bakken shale. 

Bearish
Hess downgraded at Credit Suisse
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:19 AM EDT

HES was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $70 price target. Stock was also cut from the Focus List. Company cut production guidance and is spending more on capital expenditures. 

Bullish
Hexcel upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:59 AM EDT

HXL was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $34 price target. Company is seeing higher volume and margins. 

Bullish
Marriott upgraded at Argus
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:28 AM EDT

MAR was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Argus said. $48 price target. Company is a consistent grower, keeps costs low and buys back stock.

Bearish
NVR downgraded at Guggenheim
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:48 AM EDT

NVR was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Guggenheim said. Valuation call, based on a $675 price target. 

Bearish
Penske Automotive downgraded at Keybanc
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:37 AM EDT

PAG was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Valuation call.

Bullish
Rockwell Automation upgraded at Morgan Stanley
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:07 AM EDT

ROK was upgraded from Underweight to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. Valuation call, based on an $83 price target. 

Texas Capital upgraded at Sterne Agee
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:57 AM EDT

TCBI was upgraded to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $41 price target. Company has good visibility for growth and increased profitability. 

Bullish
Torchmark upgraded at Sterne Agee
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:49 AM EDT

TMK was upgraded from Underperform to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. Business fundamentals appear to be improving. $56 price target. 

Bullish
Tempur-Pedic upgraded at Hilliard Lyons
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:40 AM EDT

TPX was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Hilliard Lyons said. $70 price target. Stock appears oversold, following a 20% decline. 

 

Bullish
Travelers upgraded at Deutsche
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:51 AM EDT

TRV was upgraded from Sell to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $62 price target. Earned rate improvement should exceed loss costs over the next few quarters. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Amgen numbers raised at UBS
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:21 AM EDT

Shares of AMGN now seen reaching $71, UBS said.  Estimates also increased fo0llowing quarterly results.  Neutral rating.

Bullish
Boeing estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:59 AM EDT

Shares of BA now seen reaching $85, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, given an early ramp in business. Overweight rating. 

Broadcom estimates raised at UBS
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:22 AM EDT

BRCM estimates increased through 2013, UBS said.  Positive effects from NETL, P&L integration, and wireless momentum.  Buy rating.

Cheesecake Factory numbers boosted at Credit Suisse
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:20 AM EDT

Shares of CAKE now seen reaching $32, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given consistent comp sales growth. Neutral rating. 

Cirus Logic numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:58 AM EDT

Shares of CRUS now seen reaching $30, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on sharply higher revenue expected beginning in the second quarter. Outperform rating.

Citrix Systems numbers boosted at Credit Suisse
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:27 AM EDT

Shares of CTXS now seen reaching $72.50, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company is signing more large deals. Neutral rating. 

Citrix Systems target raised at Citigroup
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:13 AM EDT

CTXS target increased to $97, Citigroup said.  Strong growth off of tough comps.  Buy rating.

Citrix target raised at Jefferies
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:18 AM EDT

Shares of CTXS now seen reaching $85, Jefferies said. Strong beat to start the year. Hold rating.

Equinix estimates raised at Citigroup
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:12 AM EDT

EQIX estimates increased through 2013, Citigroup said.  Stronger revenue growth prospects during 2012.  Buy rating and $180 price target.

Equinix numbers raised at Jefferies
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:20 AM EDT

Shares of EQIX now seen reaching $175, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on solid results and guidance raise. Buy rating.

Bearish
General Dynamics numbers cut at Credit Suisse
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:22 AM EDT

GD estimates were reduced through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Company is facing a lower sales and margin outlook. Outperform rating and new $79 price target. 

Bullish
Corning estimates, target increased at Sterne Agee
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:01 AM EDT

GLW estimates were raised through 2013, Sterne Agee said. Display glass business is improving. Buy rating and new $18 price target. 

Bullish
GNC estimates, target boosted at BMO
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:08 AM EDT

Shares of GNC now seen reaching $46, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also upped, given the company's solid operating momentum. Outperform rating. 

Home Inns & Hotels Management numbers lowered at Oppenheimer
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:01 AM EDT

Shares of HMIN now seen reaching $32, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on higher pre-opening expenses. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Harley-Davidson numbers increased at BMO
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:06 AM EDT

HOG estimates were raised through 2013, BMO Capital said. Company is attracting new riders and gaining market share. Outperform rating and new $62 price target.

Bullish
Las Vegas Sands target raised at UBS
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:24 AM EDT

LVS target increased to $67, UBS said.  Solid results versus expectations.  Buy rating.

Nasdaq OMX Group estimates lowered at Citigroup
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:17 AM EDT

NDAQ estimates lowered through 2013, Citigroup said.  Dividend a positive, but still playing defense.  Neutral rating and $27 price target. 

Bullish
Northrop Grumman numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Apr 26, 2012 | 7:25 AM EDT

Shares of NOC now seen reaching $65, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is expanding margins. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Northrop Grumman Corporation numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:07 AM EDT

Shares of NOC now seen reaching $67, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on respectable first quarter results. Outperform rating.

O'Reilly Automotive numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:11 AM EDT

Shares of ORLY now seen reaching $108, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on again topping forecasts. Perform rating.

Panera Bread numbers raised at Jefferies
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:21 AM EDT

Shares of PNRA now seen reaching $175, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on sustainable same store sales. Buy rating.

Bearish
Sprint Nextel estimates lowered at UBS
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:36 AM EDT

S estimates lowered through 2013, UBS said.  Higher EBITDA guidance, but heading for a trough.  Neutral rating and $2.50 price target. 

Bullish
Under Armour target, estimates raised at UBS
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:38 AM EDT

Shares of UA now seen reaching $100, UBS said.  Estimates also increased as gross margins could be a source of upside.  Neutral rating.

Bearish
Varian Medical Systems numbers lowered at Citigroup
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:18 AM EDT

Shares of VAR now seen reaching $67, Citigroup said.  2012 gudiance reduced.  Neutral rating.

Bullish
Watson Pharmaceuticals numbers upped at JP Morgan
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:11 AM EDT

WPI estimates were boosted through 2015, JP Morgan said. Actavis deal will add to earnings. Overweight rating and new $90 price target.

Xilinx estimates, target upped at ThinkEquity
Apr 26, 2012 | 8:04 AM EDT

XLNX estimates were boosted through 2013, ThinkEquity said. Company is seeing higher end-market demand. Hold rating and new $40 price target.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economics

Update
Chicago Fed
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:08 AM EDT

8:30am: Chicago Fed, March (prior -0.09)

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:09 AM EDT

8:30am: Jobless Claims, wk of Apr. 21, est. 375k (prior

    386k)

Update
Pending Home Sales
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:10 AM EDT

10am: Pending Home Sales (M/m), March, est. 1.0% (prior -

    0.5%)

Update
Kansas City Fed
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:10 AM EDT

11am: Kansas City Fed Manf. Activity, Apr., est 7 (prior 9)

Meetings

Update
BHI Investor Mtg.
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:36 AM EDT

Baker Hughes Incorporated Annual Shareholder Meeting - 10AM

EBAY Investor Mtg.
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:33 AM EDT

eBay Annual Shareholder Meeting - 11AM

Update
GLW Investor Mtg.
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:33 AM EDT

Corning Annual Shareholder Meeting - 11AM

Update
JNJ Investor Mtg.
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:34 AM EDT

Johnson & Johnson Annual Shareholder Meeting - 10AM

Update
LMT Investor Mtg.
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:36 AM EDT

Lockheed Martin Annual Meeting of Stockholders 2012 - 11:30AM

Update
NYX Investor Mtg.
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:31 AM EDT

NYSE Euronext Annual Shareholder Meeting - 8AM

Update
PFE Investor Mtg.
Apr 26, 2012 | 6:32 AM EDT

Pfizer Annual Shareholder Meeting - 8:30AM

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