Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Apple rated new Buy at Citigroup
Nov 26, 2012 | 8:20 AM EST

AAPL was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said. $675 price target. Risks are increasingly in focus. 

Bearish
Aeropostale downgraded at Janney
Nov 26, 2012 | 6:57 AM EST

ARO was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Janney Montgomery said. $14 price target. Company may lose near-term market share to ANF and AEO. 

 

Update
AuRico Gold rated new Neutral at UBS
Nov 26, 2012 | 8:14 AM EST

AUQ was initiated with a Neutral rating, UBS said. $9.50 price target. Solid foundation, but some "show me" is warranted. 

Broadcom upgraded at Benchmark
Nov 26, 2012 | 6:51 AM EST

BRCM was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Benchmark said. Company can gain market share and generate solid organic growth in the coming quarters. 

 

Bearish
Chico's FAS downgraded at FBR
Nov 26, 2012 | 6:56 AM EST

CHS was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital Markets said. $18 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 68% year-to-date. 

 

Dunkin Brands rated new Buy at UBS
Nov 26, 2012 | 8:15 AM EST

DNKN was initiated with a Buy rating, UBS said. $36 price target. Competitive insulation and innovation. 

Bullish
DSW upgraded at Keybanc
Nov 26, 2012 | 7:57 AM EST

DSW was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Keybanc said. $81 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company is opening more stores and can realize higher margins. 

Bullish
Exelon upgraded at Deutsche
Nov 26, 2012 | 7:50 AM EST

EXC was upgraded to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $34 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is down 20% over the past month. Shares are already pricing in a potential dividend cut. 

Illumina downgraded at Baird
Nov 26, 2012 | 6:54 AM EST

ILMN was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. $54 price target. Company faces more near-term challenges. 

 

Sandisk rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse
Nov 26, 2012 | 8:00 AM EST

SNDK was initiated with an Outperform rating, Credit Suisse said. $50 price target. Demand growth should outpace supply in 2013. 

Bearish
Wesco Aircraft downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Nov 26, 2012 | 7:48 AM EST

WCC was downgraded to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $13 price target. Company is facing slower industry growth and increased pricing pressure.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
BMC Software estimates raised at Jefferies
Nov 26, 2012 | 8:10 AM EST

Estimates of BMC raised through 2013, Jefferies said. Sales productivity should see a more significant improvement ramp. Buy rating.

Bearish
Deere numbers cut at UBS
Nov 26, 2012 | 8:17 AM EST

Shares of DE now seen reaching $96, UBS said. Esitmates also lowered to reflect higher interest expense. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Facebook target raised at Topeka
Nov 26, 2012 | 8:02 AM EST

Shares of FB now seen reaching $36, according to Topeka Capital. E-commerce could be another big growth driver for the company. Buy rating. 

Yahoo added to Conviction Buy List at Goldman
Nov 26, 2012 | 7:52 AM EST

YHOO was placed on the Conviction Buy list, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also boosted, as the search business should perform better and expect management to buy back more shaes. New $24 price target. 

Economics

Update
Chicago Fed
Nov 26, 2012 | 6:29 AM EST

8:30am: Chicago Fed Nat Activity Index, Oct. (prior 0)

Update
Dallas Fed
Nov 26, 2012 | 6:30 AM EST

10:30am: Dallas Fed Manf. Activity, Nov. (est. 2.0, prior

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