Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bullish
Arch Coal upgraded at UBS
May 14, 2012 | 7:07 AM EDT

ACI was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, UBS said.  $11 price target.  Negative catalysts behind us, moving past the debt/dividend overhang. 

Bullish
DR Horton upgraded at Guggenheim
May 14, 2012 | 7:40 AM EDT

DHI was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Guggenheim said. Home pricing is firming on higher demand. $27 price target. 

Hologic upgraded at JP Morgan
May 14, 2012 | 7:40 AM EDT

HOLX was upgraded to Overweight from Neutral, JP Morgan said.  $22 price target. Risk/reward too compelling to ignore. 

Bullish
Healthcare Realty upgraded at UBS
May 14, 2012 | 7:08 AM EDT

HR was upgraded to Neutral from Sell, UBS said.  $21 price target.  Progress on lease-up portfolio.

Bullish
US Airways upgraded at Sterne Agee
May 14, 2012 | 7:45 AM EDT

LLC was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Sterne Agee said.  $18 price target.  Stronger domestic outlook and acquisition optionality. 

Bullish
Lennar upgraded at Guggenheim
May 14, 2012 | 7:41 AM EDT

LEN was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Guggenheim said. $39 price target. Low supply is helping new home pricing. 

Bullish
McDermott International upgraded at JP Morgan
May 14, 2012 | 7:41 AM EDT

MDR was upgraded to Overweight from Neutral, JP Morgan said.  $16 price target.  Increased confidence in the growth outlook and risk profile. 

Bullish
Nextera Energy upgraded at Baird
May 14, 2012 | 8:22 AM EDT

NEE was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Robert Baird said. Valuation call, as the sector should benefit from a defensive sector rotation. 

 

Bearish
Nokia downgraded at Societe Generale
May 14, 2012 | 7:53 AM EDT

NOK was downgraded from Hold to Sell, Societe Generale said. Business is likely to deteriorate further. 

Bearish
Post Properties downgraded at UBS
May 14, 2012 | 7:09 AM EDT

PPS was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said.  $49 price target.  Growth is peaking, as is sentiment. 

Bearish
Republic Services downgraded at Wedbush
May 14, 2012 | 8:01 AM EDT

RSG was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Wedbush said. $29 price target. Pricing will likely become more competitive, in order to maintain volume growth. 

Splunk rated new Neutral at UBS
May 14, 2012 | 7:05 AM EDT

SPLK was initiated with a Neutral rating, UBS said.  $33 price target.  Valuation attracts attention and high expectations. 

Splunk rated new Equal-weight at Morgan Stanley
May 14, 2012 | 7:08 AM EDT

SPLK was initiated with an Equal-weight rating, Morgan Stanley said. Valuation call. 

Splunk rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse
May 14, 2012 | 7:32 AM EDT

SPLK was initiated with an Outperform rating, Credit Suisse said. $40 price target. Company has a disruptive technology and massive market opportunity. 

Symantec downgraded at Goldman
May 14, 2012 | 7:13 AM EDT

SYMC was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. Company will likely generate less free cash flow in the coming quarters. $14 price target. 

Bullish
Toll Brothers upgraded at Guggenheim
May 14, 2012 | 7:43 AM EDT

TOL was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Guggenheim said. $34 price target. Fed will continue to support economic growth and supply/demand is improving in the housing industry.

Tumi rated new Neutral at Credit Suisse
May 14, 2012 | 7:30 AM EDT

Coverage of TUMI was started with a Neutral rating, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $23 price target. 

Vertex Pharmaceuticals upgraded at JP Morgan
May 14, 2012 | 7:35 AM EDT

VRTX was upgraded to Overweight, JP Morgan said. New cystic fibrosis drug could be worth $54 alone. 

Bearish
WGL downgraded at Hilliard Lyons
May 14, 2012 | 6:22 AM EDT

WGL was downgraded from Buy to Long-Term Buy, Hilliard Lyons said. $44 price target. Company is seeing lower earnings potential.

Bearish
Windstream Communications downgraded at Citigroup
May 14, 2012 | 7:36 AM EDT

WIN was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said.  $11 price target.  Unexpected headwinds to revenue and FCF. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bearish
Alere estimates, target reduced at Wedbush
May 14, 2012 | 7:38 AM EDT

Shares of ALR now seen reaching $23, according to Wedbush. FDA concerns are leading to higher manufacturing costs. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Delta added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
May 14, 2012 | 7:51 AM EDT

DAL was placed on the US 1 list, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Industry fundamentals are strong and the company is cutting cost. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Dick's Sporting Goods target raised at UBS
May 14, 2012 | 7:12 AM EDT

DKS price target increased to $56, UBS said.  Encouraging data points for Q1.  Buy rating.

Bearish
JP Morgan numbers lowered at Citigroup
May 14, 2012 | 7:28 AM EDT

Shares of JPM now seen reaching $45, Citigroup said.  Estimates also lowered on $2 billion hit, and damage to reputation.  Buy rating. 

Bullish
Medicis numbers raised at Jefferies
May 14, 2012 | 8:11 AM EDT

Shares of MRX now seen reaching $49, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on biggest upside report in recent memory. Buy rating.

Bullish
Netsuite added to Conviction Buy List at Goldman
May 14, 2012 | 7:12 AM EDT

N was placed on the Conviction Buy list, according to Goldman Sachs. Stock is attractive, following a 16% decline. $55 price target.

NVIDIA Corportation target lowered at Jefferies
May 14, 2012 | 8:13 AM EDT

Shares of NVDA now seen reaching $15, Jefferies said. First quarter beat with upside surprise. Hold rating.

Children's Place added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
May 14, 2012 | 7:55 AM EDT

PLCE was paced on the US 1 list, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Comp sales are at an inflection point and the company should see higher margins. 

Synchronoss cut from Conviction Buy List at Goldman
May 14, 2012 | 7:16 AM EDT

SNCR was removed from the Conviction Buy list, Goldman Sachs said. Expect slower growth from AT&T channel. $28 price target.

Bearish
Molson Coors estimates cut at Morgan Stanley
May 14, 2012 | 7:08 AM EDT

TAP estimates were reduced through 2013, Morgan Stanley said. Volumes remain weak and the company is facing margin pressure. Equal-weight rating.

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