Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bullish
Archer Daniels Midland upgraded at BMO
Nov 20, 2012 | 7:59 AM EST

ADM was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, BMO Capital said. $32 price target. Fundamentals should bottom in the first half of 2013.

Bullish
Aetna rated new Buy at Lazard
Nov 20, 2012 | 7:31 AM EST

AET was initiated with a Buy rating, Lazard said. $50 price target. Company is trading at an attractive 14% free cash flow yield. 

Bearish
Cliffs Natural downgraded at Goldman
Nov 20, 2012 | 7:33 AM EST

CLF was downgraded to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. $25 price target. Company is facing higher costs and could miss production targets. 

Bullish
Coach rated new Outperform at Wells
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:00 AM EST

COH was initiated with an Outperform rating, Wells Fargo said. Company can continue to grow across the globe and in women's accessories.

Bearish
Emerson downgraded at Oppenheimer
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:26 AM EST

Shares of EMR downgraded to Perform from Outperform, Oppenheimer said. $53 price target. Lack of high conviction catalysts.

Bearish
Greif downgraded at Wells
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:12 AM EST

GEF was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Company is leveraged to a weaker macro environment.

Intel downgraded at UBS
Nov 20, 2012 | 7:57 AM EST

INTC was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $21.50 price target. CEO transition raises uncertainty. 

Bullish
Joy Global upgraded at BMO
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:00 AM EST

JOY was upgraded from Underperform to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. $64 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is down 45% from its highs.

Bullish
Merck upgraded at MKM
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:00 AM EST

MRK was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, MKM Partners said. $51 price target. Company has a robust clinical pipeline.

Palo Alto rated new Neutral at Nomura
Nov 20, 2012 | 7:31 AM EST

Coverage of PANW was started with a Neutral rating, Nomura said. Valuation call, based on a $60 price target. 

Bullish
Pentair upgraded at Baird
Nov 20, 2012 | 7:33 AM EST

PNR was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Robert Baird said. $60 price target. Management should be able to achieve long-term earnings targets.

Research in Motion upgraded at Jefferies
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:34 AM EST

Shares of RIMM upgraded to Hold from Underperform, Jefferies said. $10 price target. Strong BB10 carrier support.

Realogy rated new Neutral at Goldman
Nov 20, 2012 | 7:31 AM EST

RLGY was initiated with a Neutral rating and $34 price target, Goldman Sachs said. See limited upside to near-term EBITDA estimates.

Realogy rated new Buy at BofA/Merrill
Nov 20, 2012 | 7:34 AM EST

RLGY was initiated with a Buy rating, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $41 price target. Company can realize higher operating leverage. 

SVB Financial Group upgraded at Citigroup
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:17 AM EST

SIVB was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $63 price target. Has sold off in sympathy with other regionals. 

Bullish
Tyson Foods upgraded at DA Davidson
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:11 AM EST

TSN was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, DA Davidson said. $25 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company is realizing higher margins. 

Bullish
UnitedHealth rated new Buy at Lazard
Nov 20, 2012 | 7:32 AM EST

Coverage of UNH was started with a Buy rating, Lazard said. $70 price target. Company is a market leader focused on managing care.

Bullish
Whole Foods upgraded at Goldman
Nov 20, 2012 | 7:33 AM EST

WFM was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $106 price target. Company can expand margins as it continues to attract new shoppers.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bearish
Agilent Technologies numbers cut at Citigroup
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:21 AM EST

Shares of A now seen reaching $43, Citigroup said. Estimates also lowered on weaker than expected guidance. Buy rating. 

Bearish
Agilent Technologies numbers lowered at Jefferies
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:35 AM EST

Shares of A now seen reaching $51, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on possible departure from operating model. Buy rating.

Bullish
Lowe's estimates, target boosted at Nomura
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:13 AM EST

Shares of LOW now seen reaching $40, according to Nomura. Estimates also upped, as the company is seeing better sales and margins. Buy rating.

Bullish
Lowe's numbers raised at UBS
Nov 20, 2012 | 7:55 AM EST

Shares of LOW now seen reaching $39, UBS said. Estimates also raised as 3Q was a step in the right direction. 

Bullish
NCR added to Focus List at JP Morgan
Nov 20, 2012 | 7:34 AM EST

NCR was placed on the Focus List, JP Morgan said. Estimates also boosted, as the company is expanding its product offerings. 

News Corp. numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:12 AM EST

Shares of NWSA now seen reaching $28, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the Consolidated Media purchase should add to earnings. Neutral rating. 

Urban Outfitters numbers raised at Nomura
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:13 AM EST

Shares of URBN now seen reaching $35, according to Nomura. Company is making good progress at Anthropologie. Neutral rating. 

Urban Outfitters numbers raised at Jefferies
Nov 20, 2012 | 8:37 AM EST

Shares of URBN now seen reaching $25, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on domestic growth. Underperform rating.

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