Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bearish
American Eagle Outfitters downgraded at BMO
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:11 AM EST

AEO was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform, BMO said. $20 price target. lack of near term catalysts. 

Bullish
Cameron International upgraded at Dahlman Rose
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:32 AM EST

CAM was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Dahlman Rose said. $61 price target. Combination of SLB and CAM's subsea business is a strategic plus. 

Bullish
CIT Group upgraded at Nomura
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:18 AM EST

CIT was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Nomura said. $42.50 price target. Compelling valuation and several upcoming catalysts. 

Express Scripts upgraded at Citigroup
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:01 AM EST

ESRX was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $62 price target. Compelling valuation and sell-off overdone. 

Francesca's rated new Buy at Canaccord
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:11 AM EST

Coverage of FRAN was started with a Buy rating, Canaccord Genuity said. $30 price target. Company can profitably expand its store base. 

Bearish
Frontier Communications downgraded at Goldman
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:33 AM EST

FTR was downgraded to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. $3.75 price target. Cost structure has deteriorated. 

Bullish
Gamestop upgraded at Caris
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:14 AM EST

GME was upgraded from Average to Buy, Caris & Co. said. $31 price target. Business should accelerate into the next game console cycle. 

Bullish
Gap upgraded at Canaccord
Nov 16, 2012 | 7:56 AM EST

GPS was upgraded from Sell to Hold, Canaccord Genuity said. $35 price target. Company has sustained sales momentum and can expand margins. 

 

Bullish
WW Grainger upgraded at Oppenheimer
Nov 16, 2012 | 7:49 AM EST

GWW was upgraded from Perform to Outperform, Oppenheimer said. $220 price target. Company can gain market share and expand margins. 

 

Bullish
Heartland Payment Systems upgraded at Wells
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:16 AM EST

HPY was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. $33 to $35 valuation range. Concerns about mobile disintermediation are overdone. 

JetBlue Airways downgraded at Goldman
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:13 AM EST

JBLU was downgraded to Sell from Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $4.50 price target. Traffic risks outweigh recent jet fuel declines. 

Bullish
Mylan upgraded at Leerink
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:07 AM EST

MYL was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform, Leerink Swann said. $30 price target. Improved outlook on EpiPen and accretive transactions. 

NetApp upgraded at Argus
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:29 AM EST

NTAP was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Argus said. $36 price target. Higher sales should drive margin growth. 

 

OSI Systems upgraded at Oppenheimer
Nov 16, 2012 | 7:50 AM EST

OSIS was upgraded from Perform to Outperform, Oppenheimer said. $72 price target. Stock is attractive, following the recent selloff.

 

Bullish
RPC upgraded at Dahlman
Nov 16, 2012 | 7:54 AM EST

RES was upgraded from Sell to Hold, Dahlman Rose said. Valuation call, as the stock is trading at a 30% discount to its historical average. 

 

Bullish
Roper Industries upgraded at Citigroup
Nov 16, 2012 | 7:53 AM EST

ROP was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $130 price target. Compelling growth story. 

Bullish
Varian Medical rated new Buy at Benchmark
Nov 16, 2012 | 7:52 AM EST

VAR was initiated with a Buy rating, Benchmark said. $88 price target. Company has several defensive growth characteristics. 

 

Bearish
Windstream downgraded at Goldman
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:34 AM EST

WIN was downgraded to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. $7.50 price target. Company is facing margin pressure. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Autodesk estimates, target lowered at Credit Suisse
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:25 AM EST

Shares of ADSK now seen reaching $32.50, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, given poor sales visibility. Neutral rating. 

Allegiant Travel estimates raised at Sterne Agee
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:23 AM EST

ALGT estimates increased through 2013, Sterne Agee said. Investor day shows progress at firm. Neutral rating and $74 price target. 

Bullish
Deere target raised at Citigroup
Nov 16, 2012 | 7:59 AM EST

DE price target increased to $97, Citigroup said. Estimate roll forward and modest multiple lift. Buy rating. 

Dell numbers cut at BMO
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:30 AM EST

Shares of DELL now seen reaching $11, BMO said. Estimates also lowered as revenue and EPS decline will likely not reverse in the near term. Market Perform rating. 

Dell numbers cut at UBS
Nov 16, 2012 | 7:48 AM EST

Shares of DELL now seen reaching $9.75, UBS said. Estimates also lowered as PCs continue to decline. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Gap estimates raised at UBS
Nov 16, 2012 | 7:43 AM EST

GPS estimates increased through 2014, UBS said. Strong quarter with upside opportunity in Q4. Neutral rating and $37 price target. 

Bullish
Lowe's estimates, target increased at BofA/Merrill
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:21 AM EST

LOW estimates were raised through 2014, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Sales growth should accelerate from here. Buy rating and new $38 price target. 

Marvell estimates, target reduced at Jefferies
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:19 AM EST

Shares of MRVL now seen reaching $8, according to Jefferies. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. Hold rating. 

Marvell Technology numbers lowered at Jefferies
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:26 AM EST

Shares of MRVL now seen reaching $8, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered as it invests in wireless. Hold rating.

Ross Stores numbers cut at Nomura
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:18 AM EST

ROST estimates were reduced through 2013, Nomura said. Company is facing difficult sales growth comps. Neutral rating and new $62 price target. 

Bearish
Transdigm estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse
Nov 16, 2012 | 8:26 AM EST

Shares of TDG now seen reaching $147, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, as the company is seeing slower organic sales growth. Outperform rating. 

Economics

Update
Total Net TIC Flows
Nov 16, 2012 | 6:55 AM EST

9am: Total Net TIC Flows, Sept. est. $50.0b (prior $91.4b)

Update
Industrial Production
Nov 16, 2012 | 6:55 AM EST

9:15am: Industrial Production, Oct., est. 0.2% (prior 0.4%)

Update
Capacity Utilization
Nov 16, 2012 | 6:56 AM EST

9:15am: Capacity Utilization, Oct., est. 78.3% (prior 78.3%)

Meetings

Update
CI Investor Mtg.
Nov 16, 2012 | 7:02 AM EST

Cigna Investor Day - 9AM New York, NY

Update
DGX Investor Mtg.
Nov 16, 2012 | 7:02 AM EST

 Quest Diagnostics Investor Day - 9AM 

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