Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-08-31
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Change in Ratings

Bearish
Allstate downgraded at FBR
Oct 01, 2012 | 6:35 AM EDT

ALL was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital said. $40 price target Stock is already pricing in lower catastrophe losses. 

Bearish
Abercrombie & Fitch rated new Underperform at Credit Suisse
Oct 01, 2012 | 8:02 AM EDT

ANF was initiated with an Underperform rating, Credit Suisse said. $32 price target. Turnaround is not imminent as promotional activity remains high. 

Bearish
Alliant Techsystems downgraded at Jefferies
Oct 01, 2012 | 8:45 AM EDT

Shares of ATK downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $56 price target. Several catalysts have past.

Baidu downgraded at Jefferies
Oct 01, 2012 | 8:47 AM EDT

Shares of BIDU downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $125 price target. Search traffic market share shift.

Bearish
Citigroup downgraded at Sterne Agee
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:24 AM EDT

C was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. $33 price target. Stocks has rallied 30% since July, but the company lacks near-term catalysts. 

CH Robinson upgraded at Sterne Agee
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:38 AM EDT

CHRW was upgraded to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $65 price target. Estimates also boosted, as margin fundamentals are improving. 

Bearish
Forum Energy downgraded at FBR
Oct 01, 2012 | 8:20 AM EDT

FET was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital said. Valuation call, based on a $26 price target. 

 

Finish Line upgraded at Sterne Agee
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:21 AM EDT

FINL was upgraded from Underperform to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. Estimates also boosted, given the impact of the Macy's deal. 

Fifth Third downgraded at KBW
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:59 AM EDT

FITB was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. Valuation call, based on a $17 price target. 

Healthcare Services Group rated new Buy at UBS
Oct 01, 2012 | 8:02 AM EDT

HCSG was initiated with a Buy rating, UBS said. $27 price target. Market leader in significantly underpenetrated market. 

JDS Uniphase rated new Neutral at Lazard
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:44 AM EDT

Coverage of JDSU was started with a Neutral rating, Lazard said. Company is hurt by limited macro visibility. 

Allscripts upgraded ISI
Oct 01, 2012 | 6:33 AM EDT

MDRX was upgraded to Buy, ISI Group said. $14.50 price target. Company is a potential takeover target.

 

Bearish
ServiceNow downgraded at UBS
Oct 01, 2012 | 8:05 AM EDT

NOW was downgraded to Sell from Neutral, UBS said. $28 price target. Valuation call. 

Bearish
Plum Creek downgraded at DA Davidson
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:42 AM EDT

PCL was downgraded to Neutral, DA Davidson said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 22% year-to-date. $45 price target. 

Bearish
Raytheon downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:07 AM EDT

RTN was downgraded from Neutral to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 18% year-to-date. $56 price target. 

Bearish
Boston Beer downgraded at UBS
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:58 AM EDT

SAM was downgraded to Sell from Neutral, UBS said. $96 price target. New product distribution stalls, downside risk to estimates. 

Bearish
Molson Coors downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:56 AM EDT

TAP was downgraded from Equal-weight to Underweight, Morgan Stanley said. $45 price target. Stock is up 18% year-to-date, but the company is growing slower than its peers. 

Tibco rated new Neutral at Nomura
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:57 AM EDT

TIBX was initiated with a Neutral rating, Nomura said. Valuation call, based on a $33 price target. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
Acuity target raised at Oppenheimer
Oct 01, 2012 | 8:54 AM EDT

Shares of AYI now seen reaching $66, Oppenheimer said. Improving order rates. Perform rating.

Bullish
General Cable numbers increased at Keybanc
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:06 AM EDT

BGC estimates were raised through 2013, Keybanc said. Alcan purchase should add to earnings. Buy rating and new $37 price target. 

Bearish
Cabot numbers lowered at Jefferies
Oct 01, 2012 | 8:48 AM EDT

Shares of CBT now seen reaching $47, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on likely soft note in Q4. Buy rating.

Bullish
EMC estimates, target upped at Cantor
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:45 AM EDT

EMC estimates were boosted through 2013, Cantor Fitzgerald said. Company is seeing better high-end performance lower input costs. Buy rating and new $31 price target. 

Bearish
Facebook numbers lowered at Oppenheimer
Oct 01, 2012 | 8:52 AM EDT

Shares of FB now seen reaching $27, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on dramatic impact of mobile. Outperform rating.

Finish Line numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Oct 01, 2012 | 8:05 AM EDT

Shares of FINL now seen reaching $23, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as higher sales are driving margin expansion. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
IBM estimates, target raised at Deutsche
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:10 AM EDT

Shares of IBM now seen reaching $240, according to Deutsche Bank. Estimates also increased, as hardware growth should re-accelerate in the near term. Buy rating.

Bullish
Eli Lilly numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Oct 01, 2012 | 8:13 AM EDT

Shares of LLY now seen reaching $54, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, given higher expected Ramucirumab sales. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Lowe's estimates, target boosted at Morgan Stanley
Oct 01, 2012 | 7:54 AM EDT

Shares of LOW now seen reaching $33, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also upped, given higher expected home prices. Overweight rating. 

Lam Research numbers cut at Credit Suisse
Oct 01, 2012 | 8:18 AM EDT

LRCX estimates were reduced through 2013, Credit Suisse said. Company is exposed to lower memory demand. Outperform rating and new $38 price target. 

Bullish
McCormick estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse
Oct 01, 2012 | 8:10 AM EDT

Shares of MKC now seen reaching $61, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given the company's new guidance. Neutral rating. 

Economics

Update
PMI
Oct 01, 2012 | 6:24 AM EDT

8:58am: Markit US PMI Final, Sept. est. 51.5 (prior 51.5)

Update
ISM Mfg.
Oct 01, 2012 | 6:25 AM EDT

10am: ISM Manufacturing, Sept. est. 49.8 (prior 49.6)

Update
Construction Spending
Oct 01, 2012 | 6:25 AM EDT

10am: Construction Spending M/m, Aug. est. 0.5% (prior

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