Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Check Point rated new Market Perform at BMO
Nov 28, 2012 | 7:57 AM EST

Coverage of CHKP was started with a Market Perform rating, BMO Capital said. $48 price target. Company has limited near-term visibility. 

Bearish
Centurylink downgraded at Piper
Nov 28, 2012 | 7:36 AM EST

CTL was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. $42 price target. RLEC's are facing increased competition and could be less attractive with higher dividend tax rates. 

Bearish
Ensco downgraded at Deutsche
Nov 28, 2012 | 7:49 AM EST

ESV was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $58 price target. Capacity is growing in the offshore market. 

Five Below rated new Buy at Guggenheim
Nov 28, 2012 | 8:03 AM EST

FIVE was initiated with a Buy rating, Guggenheim said. $37 price target. Company can expand margins and deliver 30% annual earnings growth over the next few years. 

Fortinet upgraded at Oppenheimer
Nov 28, 2012 | 8:12 AM EST

Shares of FTNT upgraded to Outperform from Perform, Oppenheimer said. $24 price target. Solid trends and market leadership.

Bullish
Nabors upgraded at Deutsche
Nov 28, 2012 | 7:40 AM EST

NBR was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $28 price target. Company has attractive natural gas exposure. 

Patterson-UTI upgraded at Deutsche
Nov 28, 2012 | 7:48 AM EST

PTEN was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $28 price target. Company is leveraged to improving natural gas fundamentals. 

Bearish
Ralcorp Holdings downgraded at UBS
Nov 28, 2012 | 7:45 AM EST

RAH was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $90 price target. Company to be acquired by ConAgra. 

Bearish
Rowan downgraded at Deutsche
Nov 28, 2012 | 7:52 AM EST

RDC was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $32 price target. Industry could see margin compression.

Bearish
Sherwin-Williams downgraded at Nomura
Nov 28, 2012 | 7:38 AM EST

SHW was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Nomura said. Valuation call, based on a $170 price target. 

Bullish
Vornado Realty Trust upgraded at Citigroup
Nov 28, 2012 | 7:57 AM EST

VNO was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $85 price target. Story poised to improve and valuation overly discounted. 

Workday rated new Neutral at Piper
Nov 28, 2012 | 7:37 AM EST

WDAY was initiated with a Neutral rating, Piper Jaffray said. Valuation call, based on a $49 price target. 

Bearish
Windstream downgraded at Piper
Nov 28, 2012 | 7:34 AM EST

WIN was downgraded from Neutral to Underweight, Piper Jaffray said. $6.50 price target. Company lowered guidance and the dividend remains at risk. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
Analog Devices numbers raised at UBS
Nov 28, 2012 | 7:50 AM EST

Shares of ADI now seen reaching $41, UBS said. Estimates also raised at solid P&L discipline amidst uncertainty. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
ConAgra numbers raised at Citigroup
Nov 28, 2012 | 8:01 AM EST

Shares of CAG now seen reaching $34, Citigroup said. Estimates also increased following transaction with RAH. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Conagra estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse
Nov 28, 2012 | 8:10 AM EST

Shares of CAG now seen reaching $32, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the Ralcorp purchase should add to earnings. Neutral rating. 

Commvault estimates, target raised at Sterne Agee
Nov 28, 2012 | 8:19 AM EST

Shares of CVLT now seen reaching $72, according to Sterne Agee. Estimates also increased, as the new Simpana cycle should drive growth. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Corning numbers raised at Citigroup
Nov 28, 2012 | 8:02 AM EST

Shares of GLW now seen reaching $13.50, Citigroup said. Estimates also increased as LCD TV demand stronger than expected. Netural rating. 

Green Mountain numbers upped at Lazard
Nov 28, 2012 | 8:17 AM EST

GMCR estimates were boosted through 2013, Lazard said. Company raised its guidance. Buy rating and new $42 price target. 

Bullish
Mylan estimates, target boosted at Canaccord
Nov 28, 2012 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of MYL now seen reaching $31, according to Canaccord Genuity. Estimates also upped, as the company will likely make an accretive acquisition or repurchase more stock. Buy rating. 

Bearish
Principal Financial numbers cut at Sterne Agee
Nov 28, 2012 | 8:12 AM EST

PFG estimates were reduced through 2014, Sterne Agee said. Company lowered its guidance. Buy rating and new $32 price target. 

TiVo target raised at Jefferies
Nov 28, 2012 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of TIVO now seen reaching $15, Jefferies said. Sum of parts suggests substantial upside. Buy rating.

Strategy Calls / Market Calls

Bullish
S&P 500 estimates raised at BofA/Merrill
Nov 28, 2012 | 8:01 AM EST

SPX estimates were increased through 2013, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Financials should perform better and higher buyback activity should boost earnings. 

Economics

Update
New Home Sales
Nov 28, 2012 | 6:28 AM EST

10am: New Home Sales, Oct. est. 390k (prior 389k)

Update
Beige Book
Nov 28, 2012 | 6:29 AM EST

2pm: Fed's Beige Book Economic Survey

Meetings

Update
Jefferies Energy Conf.
Nov 28, 2012 | 6:48 AM EST

Jefferies Global Energy Conference (Day 1 of 2) - 11/28/12 - 11/29/12 Houston, TX

Update
Credit Suisse Tech Conf.
Nov 28, 2012 | 6:49 AM EST

Credit Suisse Technology Conference

Update
Citi Basic Materials Conf.
Nov 28, 2012 | 6:51 AM EST

Citi Basic Materials Symposium (Day 2 of 2) - 11/27/12 - 11/28/12 New York, NY

Update
Piper Healthcare Conf.
Nov 28, 2012 | 6:46 AM EST

Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference (Day 2 of 2) - 11/27/12 - 11/28/12 New York City, NY

MSFT Investor Mtg.
Nov 28, 2012 | 6:46 AM EST

Microsoft Annual Shareholder Meeting - 11AM

Update
KBW Brokerage Conf.
Nov 28, 2012 | 6:47 AM EST

KBW Securities Brokerage & Market Structure Conference (Day 1 of 2) - 11/28/12 - 11/29/12 New York, NY

Update
Credit Suisse Aero/Defense Conf.
Nov 28, 2012 | 6:50 AM EST

Credit Suisse Aerospace & Defense Conference

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