Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Autodesk downgraded at Jefferies
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:20 AM EST

Shares of ADSK downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $34 price target. Weaker data and limited uplift from suites. Hold rating.

Adtran upgraded at Mizuho
Nov 08, 2012 | 6:58 AM EST

ADTN was upgraded to Buy, Mizuho said. $22 price target. Business will likely bottom out in the fourth quarter. 

 

Bullish
Cummins upgraded at BMO
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:09 AM EST

CMI was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, BMO Capital said. $120 price target. Global growth appears to be stabilizing. 

Concur downgraded at Piper
Nov 08, 2012 | 7:39 AM EST

CNQR was downgraded from Neutral to Underweight, Piper Jaffray said. Valuation call, based on a $49 price target. 

Bearish
Devon Energy downgraded at UBS
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:20 AM EST

DVN was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $60 price target. Long term outlook dims. 

Bearish
Devon Energy downgraded at Citigroup
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:09 AM EST

DVN was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $62 price target. Lower costs, but reining in production growth outlook. 

Bullish
Exelon upgraded at UBS
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:28 AM EST

EXC was upgraded to Neutral from Sell, UBS said. $30 price target. Shares now reflect a lower dvidend. 

FirstMerit upgraded at Baird
Nov 08, 2012 | 6:57 AM EST

FMER was upgraded from Underperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. Valuation call, based on a $13 price target. 

 

Bullish
Health Net upgraded at BMO
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:12 AM EST

HNT was upgraded from Underperform to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. $23 price target. Near-term visibility is improving. 

Juniper upgraded at Cantor
Nov 08, 2012 | 6:55 AM EST

JNPR was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Cantor Fitzgerald said. $21 price target. Company is cutting costs and is leveraged to higher carrier spending. 

 

Linear Technology upgraded at UBS
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:25 AM EST

LLTC was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, UBS said. $38 price target. Improved relative growth rate supports raised valuation. 

Universal Display downgraded at Wedbush
Nov 08, 2012 | 7:42 AM EST

PANL was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Wedbush said. $20 price target. Estimates also cut, as the company has reduced visibility. 

Bullish
Parker Hannifin upgraded at BMO
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:10 AM EST

PH was upgraded to Outperform, BMO Capital said. Valuation call, based on a $94 price target. 

Perrigo downgraded at Caris
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:03 AM EST

PRGO was downgraded from Buy to Above Average, Caris & Co. said. $129 price target. Company is seeing slower demand for consumer healthcare and nutritionals.

 

PSS World Medical downgraded at UBS
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:21 AM EST

PSSI was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $29 price target. 10Q reveals inline results. 

Bullish
Transocean upgraded at Argus
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:21 AM EST

RIG was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Argus said. $62 price target. Company has made several smart strategic decisions. 

Rosetta Resources upgraded at Citigroup
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:11 AM EST

ROSE was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $60 price target. Solid Q3 beat and 2013 guidance. 

Seattle Genetics downgraded at Cantor
Nov 08, 2012 | 7:02 AM EST

SGEN was downgraded from Hold to Sell, Cantor FItzgerald said. $20 price target. Adcetris is growing slower than expected. 

 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bearish
Accretive Health numbers lowered at Oppenheimer
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:25 AM EST

Shares of AH now seen reaching $15, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on 3Q results. Outperform rating.

Auxilium Pharma numbers lowered at Jefferies
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:22 AM EST

Shares of AUXL now seen reaching $29, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on Testim miss. Buy rating.

Bearish
Cablevision estimates, target reduced at Morgan Stanley
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of CVC now seen reaching $15, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also cut, as the company is realizing lower margins. Underweight rating. 

Bullish
HollyFrontier numbers increased at Credit Suisse
Nov 08, 2012 | 7:31 AM EST

HFC estimates were raised through 2015, Credit Suisse said. Company is seeing higher refining growth. Neutral rating and new $53 price target. 

Melco Crown numbers raised at Citigroup
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of MPEL now seen reaching $22.50, Citigroup said. Estimates also increased on Q3 beat. Buy rating. 

Bearish
NYSE Euronext numbers cut at Citigroup
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of NYX now seen reaching $25, Citigroup said. Estimates also lowered as environment remains challenging. Neutral rating. 

Bearish
RealPage estimates, target reduced at Credit Suisse
Nov 08, 2012 | 7:36 AM EST

Shares of RP now seen reaching $27, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, gvien product delays. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Wellpoint estimates, target boosted at BMO
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:13 AM EST

Shares of WLP now seen reaching $65, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also upped, as the company is keeping a tight lid on costs. 

Bullish
WellPoint target raised at Jefferies
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:23 AM EST

Shares of WLP now seen reaching $64, Jefferies said. Results show signs of stability. Hold rating.

Bearish
WellPoint numbers lowered at Oppenheimer
Nov 08, 2012 | 8:26 AM EST

Shares of WLP now seen reaching $73, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on 3Q results. Outperform rating.

Economics

Update
Trade Balance
Nov 08, 2012 | 6:14 AM EST

8:30am: Trade Balance, Sept. est. -$45b (prior -$44.2b)

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Nov 08, 2012 | 6:15 AM EST

8:30am: Initial Jobless Claims, Nov. 3, est. 365k

Meetings

Update
K Analyst Mtg.
Nov 08, 2012 | 6:45 AM EST

Kellogg Co. Analyst Day - 8AM 

Update
3M Analyst Mtg.
Nov 08, 2012 | 6:46 AM EST

 3M Company Analyst Meeting - 9AM St. Paul, MN

Update
Wells Media/Telecom Conf.
Nov 08, 2012 | 6:47 AM EST

Wells Fargo Technology Media & Telecom Conference (Day 2 of 2) - 11/07/12 - 11/08/12 New York, NY

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