Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bullish
Arch Coal upgraded at BMO
Nov 12, 2012 | 7:40 AM EST

ACI was upgraded from Underperform to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. $8 price target. Met coal fundamentals appear to be improving. 

Bullish
Alpha Natural upgraded at BMO
Nov 12, 2012 | 7:37 AM EST

ANR was upgraded from Underperform to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. $8 price target. Estimates also upped, given the company's new guidance. 

Bullish
BB&T upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Nov 12, 2012 | 6:44 AM EST

BBT was upgraded to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Stock is attractive, following a 15% pullback. $32 price target.

Berry Plastics rated new Outperform at Wells
Nov 12, 2012 | 6:45 AM EST

BERY was initiated with an Outperform rating, Wells Fargo said. Company offers innovative products and can pay down debt. 

Bearish
Bristol-Myers Squibb downgraded at BMO
Nov 12, 2012 | 8:14 AM EST

BMY was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform, BMO said. $37 price target. A number of pipeline setbacks this year. 

Bearish
Caterpillar downgraded at JP Morgan
Nov 12, 2012 | 6:43 AM EST

CAT was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $90 price target. Company has high inventory levels and faces lower mining spending. 

Bullish
Comerica upgraded at Citi
Nov 12, 2012 | 7:11 AM EST

CMA was upgraded from Sell to Neutral, Citigroup said. $28 price target. Stock is down 11% over the past seven months. 

Bullish
Disney upgraded at Citi
Nov 12, 2012 | 8:03 AM EST

DIS was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Citigroup said. $54 price target. Recent acquisitions should boost future growth. 

Garmin downgraded at Goldman
Nov 12, 2012 | 6:41 AM EST

GRMN was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. $34 price target. Company is seeing lower demand for personal navigation and fitness devices. 

Hibbett Sports upgraded at Needham
Nov 12, 2012 | 7:08 AM EST

HIBB was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Needham said. Stock is down about 15% from its recent highs. $61 price target. 

 

Bearish
JC Penney downgraded at Credit Suisse
Nov 12, 2012 | 6:51 AM EST

JCP was downgraded from Neutral to Underperform, Credit Suisse said. $15 price target. Estimates also cut, as management is struggling to turn the business around. 

Bearish
Johnson & Johnson downgraded at Jefferies
Nov 12, 2012 | 8:06 AM EST

Shares of JNJ downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $75 price target. Easy money made.

Bullish
Merck upgraded at BMO
Nov 12, 2012 | 8:15 AM EST

MRK was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform, BMO said. $50 price target. Positive data from two early stage products. 

Bullish
Nelnet upgraded at Credit Suisse
Nov 12, 2012 | 6:53 AM EST

NNI was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $33 price target. Estimates also boosted, given loan purchases and higher realized net interest margin. 

Bullish
NYSE Euronext upgraded at Stifel
Nov 12, 2012 | 7:16 AM EST

NYX was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Stifel Nicolaus said. $27 price target. Stock is attractively valued at a 52-week low. 

Bullish
Telephone & Data upgraded at Citi
Nov 12, 2012 | 7:13 AM EST

TDS was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Citigroup said. $27 price target. Management is selling assets, while faces with increased competition. 

Tripadvisor upgraded at Morgan Stanley
Nov 12, 2012 | 6:36 AM EST

TRIP was upgraded from Underweight to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. $41 price target. Company is changing its monetization strategy and remains leveraged to higher hotel shopper growth. 

Bullish
US Cellular upgraded at Citi
Nov 12, 2012 | 7:15 AM EST

USM was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Citigroup said. $42 price target. Wireless asset purchase should be accretive to shareholder value. 

Vertex Pharmaceuticals downgraded at Credit Suisse
Nov 12, 2012 | 6:49 AM EST

VRTX was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $48 price target. Company will likely see lower Incivek sales. 

Bullish
Western Union upgraded at DA Davidson
Nov 12, 2012 | 8:12 AM EST

WU was upgraded to Neutral from Underperform, DA Davidson said. $13 price target. At current prices, downside appears minimal. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bearish
Ameren estimates, target reduced at UBS
Nov 12, 2012 | 8:06 AM EST

AEE estimates were cut through 2013, UBS said. Company is seeing slower usage trends. Neutral rating and new $32 price target. 

Bullish
Citigroup added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
Nov 12, 2012 | 6:56 AM EST

C was placed on the US 1 list, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. The company trades at a discount to its peers, but its recovery is clearly on track. $45 price target. 

Celgene target raised at Jefferies
Nov 12, 2012 | 8:08 AM EST

Shares of CELG now seen reaching $94, Jefferies said. Abraxane shows survival benefit. Buy rating.

Generac Holdings numbers raised at BMO
Nov 12, 2012 | 8:06 AM EST

Shares of GNRC now seen reaching $42, BMO said. Estimates also increased on recent storm caused demand. Outperform rating. 

Heartware estimates, target cut at UBS
Nov 12, 2012 | 8:05 AM EST

Shares of HTWR now seen reaching $100, according to UBS. Estimates also reduced, given slower international growth and expected adoption of HVAD. Buy rating. 

Medivation numbers raised at Jefferies
Nov 12, 2012 | 8:09 AM EST

Shares of MDVN now seen reaching $62, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on Xtandi beat. Buy rating.

Bearish
Pfizer numbers lowered at Jefferies
Nov 12, 2012 | 8:11 AM EST

Shares of PFE now seen reaching $27, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on revenue miss. Buy rating.

Strategy Calls / Market Calls

Bearish
Technology and Media sectors downgraded at Wells
Nov 12, 2012 | 6:48 AM EST

The Technology sector was downgraded from Market-weight to Underweight, Wells Fargo said. The Media sector was also cut from Overweight to Market-weight. Groups are leveraged to slower business spending. 

Meetings

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RAI Investor Mtg.
Nov 12, 2012 | 6:06 AM EST

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RAI Investor Mtg.
Nov 12, 2012 | 6:07 AM EST

Reynolds American Inc to Webcast Investor Day Presentations - 9AM

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