Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Activision Blizzard downgraded at Sterne Agee
Nov 29, 2012 | 7:59 AM EST

ATVI was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. Estimates also cut, as Call of Duty sales appear to be slowing.

Charter Communications rated new Buy at UBS
Nov 29, 2012 | 7:47 AM EST

CHTR was initiated with a Buy rating, UBS said. $83 price target. Benefiting from less telco competition. 

Bearish
Rockwell Collins downgraded at Oppenheimer
Nov 29, 2012 | 8:19 AM EST

Shares of COL downgraded to Perform from Outperform, Oppenheimer said. Valuation looking full.

Cree downgraded at Deutsche
Nov 29, 2012 | 7:53 AM EST

CREE was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $33 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 50% year-to-date. 

Bullish
DR Horton upgraded at Compass Point
Nov 29, 2012 | 6:37 AM EST

DHI was upgraded from Sell to Neutral, Compass Point said. $18 price target. Company has limited downside potential from current levels.

 

Bullish
Fairchild Semiconductor rated new Buy at MKM
Nov 29, 2012 | 8:09 AM EST

FCS was initiated with a Buy rating, MKM Partners said. $16 price target. Consensus underestimating revenue and margin upside.

Bullish
Guess upgraded at Piper
Nov 29, 2012 | 7:55 AM EST

GES was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, Piper Jaffray said. $31 price target. Company is seeing better domestic sales and business in Europe appears to have bottomed. 

IAC/InterActiveCorp upgraded at Wells
Nov 29, 2012 | 7:51 AM EST

IACI was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Wells Fargo said. Recent weakness has created an attractive entry point. 

Jazz Pharmaceuticals rated new Buy at UBS
Nov 29, 2012 | 7:53 AM EST

JAZZ was initiated with a Buy rating, UBS said. $64 price target. Visibility into Xyrem's sustainability and EPS growth should drive upside. 

Bullish
Carmax upgraded at Goldman
Nov 29, 2012 | 7:48 AM EST

KMX was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $42 price target. Earnings appear to be at an inflection point. 

Bullish
NIke upgraded at HSBC
Nov 29, 2012 | 6:35 AM EST

NKE was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, HSBC said. $112 price target. Company is turning its business around.

 

ON Semiconductor rated new Buy at MKM
Nov 29, 2012 | 8:07 AM EST

ONNN was initiated with a Buy rating, MKM partners said. $8 price target. See upside to consensus estimates. 

Bullish
Plantronics upgraded at JP Morgan
Nov 29, 2012 | 7:47 AM EST

PLT was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, as the stock is down 8% year-to-date. $41 price target. 

Research in Motion upgraded at Goldman
Nov 29, 2012 | 8:21 AM EST

RIMM was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $16 price target. Risk/reward is attractive ahead of the Blackberry 10 launch. 

Bullish
RPM International rated new Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Nov 29, 2012 | 7:49 AM EST

Coverage of RPM was started with an Overweight rating, Morgan Stanley said. $34 price target. Company trades at a discount to its peers, but has attractive end-market exposure. 

Bearish
Timken downgraded at Jefferies
Nov 29, 2012 | 8:21 AM EST

Shares of TKR downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $45 price target. Risk/reward balanced following activist filing.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bearish
Allstate estimates lowered at UBS
Nov 29, 2012 | 7:51 AM EST

ALL estimates lowered through 2012, UBS said. Sandy loss modestly above expectations. Neutral rating and $40 price target. 

Broadcom estimates raised at Citigroup
Nov 29, 2012 | 7:31 AM EST

BRCM estimates increased through 2014, Citigroup said. Expect guidance raise at 12/6 analyst day. $41 price target. 

Express estimates, target increased at BMO
Nov 29, 2012 | 8:11 AM EST

EXPR estimates were raised through 2013, BMO Capital said. Company boosted its guidance. Outperform rating and new $17 price target. 

Express numbers raised at UBS
Nov 29, 2012 | 7:50 AM EST

Shares of EXPR now seen reaching $17, UBS said. Estimates also increased on solid start to holiday season. Buy rating. 

Intel estimates, target reduced at Goldman
Nov 29, 2012 | 8:20 AM EST

Shares of INTC now seen reaching $16, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also cut, as gross margins will likely decline in the coming quarters. 

Intel numbers cut at Citigroup
Nov 29, 2012 | 7:33 AM EST

Shares of INTC now seen reaching $21, Citigroup said. Estimates also lowered on further risk to guidance. Neutral rating.

Bullish
Lockheed Martin target raised at Jefferies
Nov 29, 2012 | 8:22 AM EST

Shares of LMT now seen reaching $88, Jefferies said. Bullish following meeting with new CEO. Hold rating.

Microsoft numbers lowered at Jefferies
Nov 29, 2012 | 8:24 AM EST

Shares of MSFT now seen reaching $31, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on PC revisions. Hold rating.

Bullish
Pentair numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Nov 29, 2012 | 8:17 AM EST

Shares of PNR now seen reaching $50, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on bullish investor day. Perform rating.

Tractor Supply added to Conviction Buy List at Nomura
Nov 29, 2012 | 8:06 AM EST

TSCO was placed on the Conviction Buy list, Nomura said. Stock is attractive, following a recent pullback. $110 price target.

Workday estimates, target raised at JMP
Nov 29, 2012 | 8:09 AM EST

Shares of WDAY now seen reaching $60, according to JMP Securities. Estimates also increased, given the company's new guidance. Outperform rating. 

Economics

Update
GDP
Nov 29, 2012 | 6:39 AM EST

8:30am: GDP Q/q, 3Q est. 2.8% (prior 2.0%)

Update
Personal Consumption
Nov 29, 2012 | 6:40 AM EST

8:30am: Personal Consumption, 3Q est. 1.9% (prior 2.0%)

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Nov 29, 2012 | 6:41 AM EST

8:30am: Initial Jobless Claims, Nov. 24 est. 390k (prior

    410k)

Update
Pending Home Sales
Nov 29, 2012 | 6:41 AM EST

10am: Pending Home Sales M/m, Oct. est. 1% (prior 0.3%)

Update
KC Fed Mfg.
Nov 29, 2012 | 6:42 AM EST

11am: Kansas City Fed Manf. Activity, Nov. est. -1 (prior

    -4)

Meetings

Update
Credit Suisse Aero/Defense Conf.
Nov 29, 2012 | 6:46 AM EST

Credit Suisse Aerospace & Defense Conference

Update
Jefferies Energy Conf.
Nov 29, 2012 | 6:45 AM EST

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

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