Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bullish
Albermarle upgraded at Goldman
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:55 AM EST

ALB was upgraded to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, as the stock is already pricing in lower near-term growth. 

Bullish
Air Products upgraded at Goldman
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:53 AM EST

APD was upgraded to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. Company is leveraged to an eventual economic recovery. 

Berry Plastics rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:50 AM EST

Coverage of BERY was started with an Outperform rating, Credit Suisse said. $20 price target. Company offers growth at an attractive price. 

Berry Plastics Group rated new Buy at Citigroup
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:57 AM EST

BERY was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said. $18 price target. Classic cash and deleveraging story at the right price. 

Berry Plastics rated new Outperform at BofA/Merrill
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:28 AM EST

BERY was initiated with an Outperform rating, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $20 price target. Company can gain market share, as new products drive growth. 

C&J Energy downgraded at JP Morgan
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:23 AM EST

CJES was downgraded to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Expect E&P customers to defer activity and orders into 2013. 

Bullish
3D Systems upgraded at Piper
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:21 AM EST

DDD was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, Piper Jaffray said. $55 price target. 3D printing market should continue to experience strong secular growth. 

Bullish
Dow Chemical upgraded at Goldman
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:52 AM EST

DOW was upgraded to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. Stock has a solid dividend and earnings expectations are low. 

Update
EMC rated new Hold at Craig-Hallum
Nov 13, 2012 | 8:13 AM EST

Coverage of EMC was started with a Hold rating, Craig-Hallum said. $28 price target. Company is leveraged to slower potential growth at Craig-Hallum. 

Bullish
Eaton Vance upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:29 AM EST

EV was upgraded from Underperform to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $32 price target. Net flows are improving, given the attraction of the company's tax-managed products. 

F5 Networks upgraded at Goldman
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:58 AM EST

FFIV was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $106 price target. Consensus estimates could begin to move higher after the company's analyst meeting this week. 

Bullish
Fusion-IO upgraded at Craig-Hallum
Nov 13, 2012 | 8:17 AM EST

FIO was upgraded from Sell to Buy, Craig-Hallum said. New analyst believes the company is a leader that's in the early stages of growth. $32 price target. 

Bearish
Lumber Liquidators downgraded at Stifel
Nov 13, 2012 | 8:00 AM EST

LL was downgraded from Hold to Sell, Stifel Nicolaus said. Stock trades at a premium valuation and recent growth is not likely sustainable. 

 

Bearish
LyondellBasell downgraded at Goldman
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:56 AM EST

LYB was downgraded to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, as the stock has made a good run. 

Regeneron rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:18 AM EST

Coverage of REGN was started with an Outperform rating, Credit Suisse said. $187 price target. Company has a solid pipeline and a potential blockbuster with Eylea. 

Seadrill Partners rated new Buy at Citigroup
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:56 AM EST

SDLP was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said. $30 price target. Cash distributions could grow as new assets are acquired. 

Seattle Genetics rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:17 AM EST

SGEN was initiated with an Outperform rating, Credit Suisse said. $28 price target. Company is a market leader and can continue to grow. 

Stratasys upgraded at Piper
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:20 AM EST

SSYS was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, Piper Jaffray said. $76 price target. Company is seeing strong secular growth trends. 

Update
VMWare rated new Hold at Craig-Hallum
Nov 13, 2012 | 8:11 AM EST

VMW was initiated with a Hold rating, Craig-Hallum said. $94 price target. Company could face increased competition from OpenStack. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Hologic numbers trimmed at Citigroup
Nov 13, 2012 | 8:03 AM EST

Shares of HOLX now seen reaching $24, Citigroup said. Estimates also lowered on weaker than expected guidance. Buy rating. 

Bearish
Invesco numbers cut at Citigroup
Nov 13, 2012 | 8:05 AM EST

Shares of IVZ now seen reaching $27.50, Citigroup said. Estimates also lowered as October AUM in line, but equities remain sluggish. 

Bearish
JC Penney numbers reduced at Nomura
Nov 13, 2012 | 8:01 AM EST

JCP estimates were cut through 2013, Nomura said. Lower sales are cutting into margins. Neutral rating. 

Marvell Technology estimates cut at UBS
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:48 AM EST

MRVL Technology estimates lowered through 2014, UBS said. Expected storage, wireless softness into year end. Neutral rating and $9 price target. 

Bearish
Weatherford estimates, target cut at Guggenheim
Nov 13, 2012 | 8:19 AM EST

Shares of WFT now seen reaching $12, according to Guggenheim. Estimates also reduced, given the company's new guidance. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Williams Sonoma target raised at UBS
Nov 13, 2012 | 7:43 AM EST

WSM price target increased to $47, UBS said. Expecting solid results with good momentum moving into 4Q. Neutral rating. 

Meetings

Update
BBY Analyst Mtg.
Nov 13, 2012 | 6:40 AM EST

2012 Best Buy Analyst and Investor Day - 1PM New York, NY

Update
Goldman Industrial Conf.
Nov 13, 2012 | 6:43 AM EST

Goldman Sachs Industrials Conference (Day 2 of 3) - 11/12/12 - 11/14/12 Boston, MA

Update
BofA/Merrill Energy Conf.
Nov 13, 2012 | 6:45 AM EST

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference (Day 2 of 3) - 11/12/12 - 11/14/12 Miami, FL

Update
Lazard Healthcare Conf.
Nov 13, 2012 | 6:43 AM EST

Lazard Capital Markets Healthcare Conference (Day 1 of 2) - 11/13/12 - 11/14/12 New York, NY

Update
Barclays Auto Conf.
Nov 13, 2012 | 6:44 AM EST

Barclays Global Automotive Conference

Update
BofA/Merrill Financial Conf.
Nov 13, 2012 | 6:45 AM EST

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking and Financial Services Conference (Day 1 of 2) - 11/13/12 - 11/14/12 New York, NY

Update
MAT Analyst Mtg.
Nov 13, 2012 | 6:40 AM EST

Mattel CEO and CFO Presenting to Securities Analysts - 10AM

Update
Morgan Stanley Consumer Conf.
Nov 13, 2012 | 6:42 AM EST

Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference (Day 1 of 3) - 11/13/12 - 11/15/12 New York, NY

Update
XRX Investor Mtg.
Nov 13, 2012 | 6:41 AM EST

Xerox 2012 Investor Conference - 9AM

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