Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bearish
Brown-Forman downgraded at Goldman
Nov 30, 2012 | 8:01 AM EST

BFB was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, based on a $65 price target. 

Update
Bristol Myers rated new Neutral at Citigroup
Nov 30, 2012 | 8:24 AM EST

BMY was initiated with a Neutral rating, Citigroup said. $33 price target. Sequestration risk to Medicare part D drugs spend small. 

Bullish
Conagra upgraded at Jefferies
Nov 30, 2012 | 8:24 AM EST

CAG was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Jefferies said. $35 price target. Ralcorp acquisition is a potential game-changer for the company. 

Bearish
Kohl's downgraded at Deutsche
Nov 30, 2012 | 8:02 AM EST

KSS was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $45 price target. Company has seen sales drop sharply. 

Bullish
Eli Lilly rated new Buy at Citigroup
Nov 30, 2012 | 8:23 AM EST

LLY was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said. $55 price target. Sequestration risk to Medicare part D drugs spend small. 

Bullish
St. Jude upgraded at Mizuho
Nov 30, 2012 | 6:22 AM EST

STJ was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Mizuho said. $40 price target. Stock is already factoring in a Durata recall and the company will likely buy back more shares. 

 

Bearish
Tiffany downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Nov 30, 2012 | 8:04 AM EST

TIF was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $63 price target. Gross margin will likely remain soft. 

Ulta Salon upgraded at Wells
Nov 30, 2012 | 7:57 AM EST

ULTA was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Wells Fargo said. Expect higher square footage growth in the coming quarters. 

Bearish
Yum! Brands downgraded at UBS
Nov 30, 2012 | 8:12 AM EST

YUM was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $73 price target. Lack of valuation support amid decelerating China SSS trends. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
El Paso Pipeline numbers raised at UBS
Nov 30, 2012 | 8:16 AM EST

Shares of EPB now seen reaching $40, UBS said. Estimates also increased after distribution lifted for 18th consecutive quarter. Buy rating. 

F5 Networks numbers raised at Pacific Crest
Nov 30, 2012 | 8:09 AM EST

Shares of FFIV now seen reaching $117, according to Pacific Crest. Estimates also increased, a new appliances should drive reaccelerated growth. Outperform rating. 

Five Below numbers increased at Guggenheim
Nov 30, 2012 | 8:15 AM EST

FIVE estimates were raised through 2014, Guggenheim said. Company continues to expand its store base. Buy rating and new $40 price target. 

Bearish
Kohl's estimates, target reduced at Nomura
Nov 30, 2012 | 8:12 AM EST

KSS estimates were cut through 2013, Nomura said. Higher inventory levels and lower sales could hurt margins. Neutral rating and new $46 price target. 

Bullish
Regal Entertainment numbers boosted at Credit Suisse
Nov 30, 2012 | 8:11 AM EST

Shares of RGC now seen reaching $37, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as a recent acquisition should add to earnings. Neutral rating. 

Economics

Update
Personal Income
Nov 30, 2012 | 6:25 AM EST

8:30am: Personal Income, Oct. est. 0.2% (prior 0.4%)

Update
Personal Spending
Nov 30, 2012 | 6:32 AM EST

8:30am: Personal Spending, Oct. est. 0.0% (prior 0.8%)

Update
PCE Deflator
Nov 30, 2012 | 6:32 AM EST

8:30: PCE Deflator M/m, Oct. est. 0.1% (prior 0.4%)

Update
NAPM- Milwaukee
Nov 30, 2012 | 6:33 AM EST

9am: NAPM-Milwaukee, Nov. est. 47.0 (prior 43.3)

Update
Chicago PMI
Nov 30, 2012 | 6:33 AM EST

9:45am: Chicago Purchasing Mgr, Nov. est. 50.5 (prior 49.9)

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