Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Update
Advance Auto Parts resumed at Bank of America
Dec 10, 2012 | 8:59 AM EST

Shares of AAP rated new Neutral, Bank of America said. $78 price target. Buyout unlikely in near-term. 

Bearish
Apache downgraded at Deutsche Bank
Dec 10, 2012 | 8:42 AM EST

APA was downgraded to Hold from Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $90 price target. Operating trends moving in the wrong direction. 

athenahealth upgraded at Sterne Agee
Dec 10, 2012 | 9:06 AM EST

Shares of ATHN upgraded to Neutral from Underperform, Sterne Agee said. $72 price target. Confidence following investor day.

Bearish
Best Buy downgraded at Bank of America
Dec 10, 2012 | 8:57 AM EST

Shares of BBY downgraded to Underperform from No Rating, Bank of America said. $9 price target. Trading on fundamentals.

Bullish
Carlisle Companies upgraded at KeyBanc
Dec 10, 2012 | 8:59 AM EST

CSL was upgraded to Buy from Hold, KeyBanc said. $74 price target. Upside catalyzed by M&A activity. 

Update
Freeport-McMoRan reinstated at Bank of America
Dec 10, 2012 | 8:54 AM EST

Shares of FCX rated new Neutral, Bank of America said. $39 price target. Transformational but dilutive deal.

Bullish
MDU Resources Group upgraded at Citigroup
Dec 10, 2012 | 9:10 AM EST

Shares of MDU upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $29 price target. Break- up to unlock value.

Bearish
Noble Energy downgraded at Sterne Agee
Dec 10, 2012 | 9:01 AM EST

Shares of NBL downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Sterne Agee said. $109 price target. Growth is priced into shares.

Bullish
Quanta Services rated new Buy at Deutsche Bank
Dec 10, 2012 | 8:39 AM EST

PWR was initiated with a Buy rating, Deutsche Bank said. $31 price target. Bullish on longer term growth prospects. 

Bearish
SM Energy downgraded at Deutsche Bank
Dec 10, 2012 | 8:43 AM EST

SM was downgraded to Hold from Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $62 price target. Less conviction in 2013 outlook. 

TripAdvisor upgraded at Deutsche Bank
Dec 10, 2012 | 8:45 AM EST

TRIP was upgraded to Buy from Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $50 price target. Will benefit from increasing competition in the OTA space. 

Bullish
Ultra Petroleum upgraded at Sterne Agee
Dec 10, 2012 | 9:04 AM EST

Shares of UPL upgraded to Neutral from Underperform, Sterne Agee said. $20 price target. Confidence in ability to weather challenging operating environment.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Apple target lowered at Jefferies
Dec 10, 2012 | 8:58 AM EST

AAPL price target lowered to $800, Jefferies said. FY14 could see negative margin leverage leading to multiple compression. Buy rating. 

Bearish
AIG numbers cut at UBS
Dec 10, 2012 | 9:01 AM EST

Shares of AIG now seen reaching $35, UBS said. Estimates also lowered as Sandy losses twice our estimate. Neutral rating. 

Fastenal estimates cut at UBS
Dec 10, 2012 | 9:02 AM EST

FAST estimates lowered through 2013, UBS said. End market pressures. Neutral rating and $45 price target.

Bullish
Noble Energy numbers raised at BMO
Dec 10, 2012 | 9:05 AM EST

Shares of NBL now seen reaching $120, BMO said. Estimates also increased on higher quality beta appeal of stock. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Vulcan Materials Company target raised at D.A. Davidson
Dec 10, 2012 | 9:13 AM EST

Shares of VMC now seen reaching $54, D.A. Davidson said. Early signs of improved construction activity. Neutral rating.

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