Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bearish
Advanced Micro downgraded at Canaccord
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:07 AM EDT

AMD was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Canaccord Genuity said. $5 price target. Company is losing market share and seeing lower margins. 

Bearish
Advanced Micro downgraded at Wedbush
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:12 AM EDT

AMD was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Wedbush said. $5 price target. Sales outlook is disappointing. 

Bearish
Chipotle downgraded at Goldman
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:18 AM EDT

CMG was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Stock also removed from the Conviction List. $365 price target. Sales are falling short of expectations. 

Bearish
Chipotle downgraded at Deutsche
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:02 AM EDT

CMG was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $375 price target. Company is leveraged to slower macro growth and rising food costs. 

Bullish
Diamond Offshore upgraded at Williams
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:13 AM EDT

DO was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Williams Financial said. $75 price target. Midwater concerns have been alleviated. 

eBay upgraded at JP Morgan
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:05 AM EDT

EBAY was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. $50 price target. Marketplaces, payments and GSI are driving growth. 

Update
Foot Locker rated new Equal-weight at Morgan Stanley
Jul 20, 2012 | 7:17 AM EDT

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

Bullish
Georgia Gulf upgraded at JP Morgan
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:04 AM EDT

GGC was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. $40 price target. PPG purchase should drive free cash flow growth. 

Bullish
Hess upgraded at Citigroup
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:28 AM EDT

HES was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $57 price target. Refocusing strategy, capital intensity to drop.

Hub Group downgraded at Keybanc
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:08 AM EDT

HUBG was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Company cut its guidance, as the truck brokerage business is taking longer to turn around. 

Onyx Pharmaceuticals upgraded at Leerink
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:16 AM EDT

ONXX was upgraded to Outperform, Leerink Swann said. $82 price target. Bristol's potential competitor to Nexavar failed. 

Peoples United downgraded at KBW
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:32 AM EDT

PBCT was downgraded to Market Perform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $13 price target. Challenging environment could delay capital deployment. 

Perrigo downgraded at UBS
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:12 AM EDT

PRGO was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $120 price target. Valuation call.

Bearish
Snap-On downgraded at Barrington
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:00 AM EDT

SNA was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Barrington said. Valuation call.

Steel Dynamics upgraded at Morgan Stanley
Jul 20, 2012 | 7:19 AM EDT

STLD was upgraded from Equal-weight to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. $19 price target. Steel prices appear to be bottoming. 

Bullish
Stanley Black & Decker upgraded at Keybanc
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:11 AM EDT

SWK was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Keybanc said. $80 price target. Company has addressed issues and trades at an attractive free cash flow yield. 

Bearish
Verizon downgraded at Credit Suisse
Jul 20, 2012 | 7:23 AM EDT

VZ was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $45 price target. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bearish
Advanced Micro Devices numbers cut at UBS
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:15 AM EDT

Shares of AMD now seen reaching $6.25, UBS said. Estimates also lowered on weak 3Q outlook and share losses. Buy rating.

Bearish
Advanced Micro numbers reduced at Credit Suisse
Jul 20, 2012 | 7:48 AM EDT

Shares of AMD now seen reaching $4.50, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. Neutral rating. 

Bearish
AMD numbers lowered at Jefferies
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:01 AM EDT

Shares of AMD now seen reaching $8, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on channel misexecution. Buy rating.

Bearish
Best Buy estimates reduced at Morgan Stanley
Jul 20, 2012 | 7:15 AM EDT

BBY estimates were cut through 2013, Morgan Stanley said. Industry is facing growth headwinds. Equal-weight rating. 

Bearish
Chipotle Mexican Grill numbers cut at UBS
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:20 AM EDT

Shares of CMG now seen reaching $355, UBS said. Estimates also lowered on moderating SSS growth. Neutral rating.

Bearish
Chipotle estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse
Jul 20, 2012 | 7:34 AM EDT

Shares of CMG now seen reaching $390, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, Company is seeing higher costs. Neutral rating. 

Bearish
Chipotle Mexican Grill numbers lowered at Jefferies
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:04 AM EDT

Shares of CMG now seen reaching $305, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on peak same store sales. Underperform rating.

Bullish
Capital One Financial numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:07 AM EDT

Shares of COF now seen reaching $65, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on strong core earnings. Outperform rating.

Cepheid estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse
Jul 20, 2012 | 7:25 AM EDT

Shares of CPHD now seen reaching $45, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given macro challenges. Outperform rating. 

Bearish
Cypress Semiconductor numbers lowered at Credit Suisse
Jul 20, 2012 | 7:52 AM EDT

Shares of CY now seen reaching $12, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, given lower realized demand and pricing. Neutral rating. 

Bearish
Quest Diagnostics numbers reduced at Credit Suisse
Jul 20, 2012 | 7:31 AM EDT

Shares of DGX now seen reaching $67, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, given a worsening industry backdrop. Outperform rating. 

Bearish
Freescale Semiconductor numbers cut at Credit Suisse
Jul 20, 2012 | 7:50 AM EDT

Shares of FSL now seen reaching $16, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given the company's new guidance. Outperform rating. 

Google estimates, target increased at Benchmark
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:14 AM EDT

GOOG estimates were raised through 2013, Benchmark said. Company is generating strong organic growth. Hold rating and new $625 price target. 

Google estimates raised at Citigroup
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:25 AM EDT

GOOG estimates increased through 2013, Citigroup said. Solid trends at core Google. Buy rating and $740 price target.

Intuitive Surgical numbers cut at JMP
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:26 AM EDT

ISRG estimates were reduced through 2013, JMP Securities said. Procedure growth is slowing. Outperform rating and new $635 price target. 

Bearish
Johnson Controls numbers reduced at JMP
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:27 AM EDT

Shares of JCI now seen reaching $34, according to JMP Securities. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. Outperform rating. 

Bearish
Johnson Controls numbers cut at Citigroup
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:33 AM EDT

Shares of JCI now seen reaching $29, Citigroup said. Estimates also lowered as risk/reward not there yet. Neutral rating.

Bearish
Laboratory Corp. of America numbers cut at Credit Suisse
Jul 20, 2012 | 7:46 AM EDT

Shares of LH now seen reaching $90, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given slumping revenue. Neutral rating. 

Bearish
Nucor estimates, target reduced at BofA/Merrill
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:20 AM EDT

NUE estimates were cut through 2013, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company is seeing lower shipments. Buy rating and new $46 price target. 

Perrigo estimates, target upped at BofA/Merrill
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:21 AM EDT

PRGO estimates were boosted through 2014, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company is realizing higher sales. Underperform rating and new $104 price target. 

Bullish
Target target raised at Morgan Stanley
Jul 20, 2012 | 7:13 AM EDT

Shares of TGT now seen reaching $69, according to Morgan Stanley. US sales trends appear to be improving. Overweight rating. 

Bullish
Textron estimates, target increased at Deutsche
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:31 AM EDT

TXT estimates were raised through 2013, Deutsche Bank said. Cessna is driving growth. Hold rating and new $32 price target. 

Bullish
Union Pacific numbers raised at Jefferies
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:05 AM EDT

Shares of UNP now seen reaching $141, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on strong margin improvement. Buy rating.

Bullish
Union Pacific numbers raised at Sterne Agee
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:24 AM EDT

Shares of UNP now seen reaching $126, according to Sterne Agee. Estimates also increased, given higher productivity and cost controls. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Verizon numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jul 20, 2012 | 8:09 AM EDT

Shares of VZ now seen reaching $50, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on solid quarter. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Wal-Mart estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse
Jul 20, 2012 | 7:39 AM EDT

Shares of WMT now seen reaching $75, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given higher traffic and spending rates. Neutral rating. 

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