Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bullish
Aeropostale upgraded at FBR
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:18 AM EST

ARO was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, FBR Capital Markets said. $16 price target. Valuation appears washed out at current levels. 

 

Bullish
Aptargroup upgraded at JP Morgan
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:24 AM EST

ATR was upgraded to Overweight from Neutral, JP Morgan said. $61 price target. Stock reaction looks overdone.

Avago downgraded at DA Davidson
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:03 AM EST

AVGO was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, DA Davidson said. $38 price target. Company will likely see lower near-term margins. 

 

Bullish
Strategic Hotels & Resorts upgraded at JMP
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:35 AM EST

BEE was upgraded to Market Outperform from Market Perform, JMP Securities said. $7 price target. Valuation call.

Bearish
Berry Petroleum downgraded at Sterne Agee
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:26 AM EST

BRY was downgraded to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. Stock looks like a potential value trap. 

Cardtronics upgraded at Compass Point
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:16 AM EST

CATM was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Compass Point said. $30 price target. Recent pullback has created a buying opportunity. 

 

Bearish
Dupont downgraded at Piper
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:25 AM EST

DD was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. $51 price target. Estimates also cut, given lower TiO2 expectations. 

Bearish
Dolby Laboraties downgraded at JMP
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:36 AM EST

DLB was downgraded to Market Underperform from Market Perform, JMP Securities said. $26 price target. Skepticism company can achieve consensus expectations.

Bullish
Fortress Investment Group upgraded at Oppenheimer
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:32 AM EST

Shares of FIG upgraded to Outperform from Perform, Oppenheimer said. $7.50 price target. AUM is growing and the debt has gone.

Bullish
Fortress upgraded at Oppenheimer
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:10 AM EST

FIG was upgraded from Perform to Outperform, Oppenheimer said. $7.50 price target. Assets under management have grown and the company trades at a discount to its fundamentals. 

 

Guidewire rated new Buy at UBS
Nov 05, 2012 | 7:53 AM EST

GWRE was initiated with a Buy rating, UBS said. $36 price target. Visible track record of success.

Bullish
Huntsman Corp upgraded at Piper Jaffray
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:22 AM EST

HUN was upgraded to Overweight from Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. $21 price target. Polyurethanes are just getting started.

Microstrategy upgraded at Drexel
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:23 AM EST

MSTR was upgraded to Hold, Drexel Hamilton said. $90 price target. Consensus expectations appear too pessimistic. 

Perrigo upgraded at Barrington
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:06 AM EST

PRGO was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Barrington said. $142 price target. Company can continue to leverage its competitive advantages. 

 

Bearish
Rowan downgraded at Dahlman
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:07 AM EST

RDC was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Dahlman Rose said. International jackup utilization has likely peaked. 

Bearish
Rock-Tenn downgraded at JP Morgan
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:25 AM EST

RKT was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight, JP Morgan said. $79 price target. F4Q weighed down by further operational issues.

Bearish
Southwestern Energy downgraded at FBR
Nov 05, 2012 | 7:40 AM EST

SWN was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital said. $37 price target. Valuation call, as the company lacks near-term catalysts. 

Bullish
Target upgraded at JP Morgan
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:21 AM EST

TGT was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. $76 price target. Company should see earnings growth accelerate in the next two years. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bearish
Chevron Corp numbers cut at UBS
Nov 05, 2012 | 7:50 AM EST

Shares of CVX now seen reaching $120, UBS said. Estimates also lowered as 3Q misses on international R&M and E&P income. Buy rating.

Bearish
Quest Diagnostics numbers lowered at Jefferies
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:29 AM EST

Shares of DGX now seen reaching $59, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on near term volume weakness. Hold rating.

Delphi Automotive numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:29 AM EST

Shares of DLPH now seen reaching $44, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is buying back more stock. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Huntsman numbers raised at Jefferies
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:27 AM EST

Shares of HUN now seen reaching $18, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on solid third quarter. Hold rating.

Bearish
JC Penney estimates lowered at Citigroup
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:10 AM EST

JCP estimates lowered through 2013, Citigroup said. Slowdown in sales following back to school. Buy rating and $28 price target.

Bullish
Ralph Lauren numbers raised at UBS
Nov 05, 2012 | 7:47 AM EST

Shares of RL now seen reaching $185, UBS said. Estimates also increased on emerging top line drivers. Buy rating.

Bearish
Saks numbers cut at Citigroup
Nov 05, 2012 | 8:11 AM EST

Shares of SKS now seen reaching $11, Citigroup said. Estimates also lowered on a slowdown in high end spending. Neutral rating.

Economics

Update
ISM non-Mfg.
Nov 05, 2012 | 6:51 AM EST

10am: ISM Non-Manufacturing, Oct. est. 54.5 (prior 55.1)

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