Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-08-01
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Change in Ratings

Bearish
Analog Devices downgraded at Citigroup
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:02 AM EST

ADI was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $45 price target. Downgrade to harvest outperformance. 

Bullish
Albermarle rated new Outperform at Baird
Dec 13, 2012 | 6:54 AM EST

ALB was initiated with an Outperform rating, Robert Baird said. $72 price target. Company has a solid balance sheet and is expanding production capacity. 

 

BE Aerospace rated new Outperform at JP Morgan
Dec 13, 2012 | 7:30 AM EST

BEAV was initiated with an Outperform rating, JP Morgan said. $57 price target. Double-digit organic sales growth will help drive higher margins. 

Bullish
Burger King Worldwide rated new Buy at Citigroup
Dec 13, 2012 | 7:52 AM EST

BKW was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said. $20 price target. Company is poised for long term turnaround. 

Buffalo Wild Wings rated new Neutral at Citigroup
Dec 13, 2012 | 7:54 AM EST

BWLD was initiated with a Neutral rating, Citigroup said. $75 price target. Near term trends could continue to be soft. 

Bearish
Comerica downgraded at KBW
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:00 AM EST

CMA was downgraded to Underperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $28 price target. Company has an asset-sensitive business model and consensus earnings expectations appear too high. 

Bullish
Charles River upgraded at JP Morgan
Dec 13, 2012 | 7:26 AM EST

CRL was upgraded to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Risk/reward appears more favorable at current levels. 

Bullish
Dresser-Rand rated new Buy at Guggenheim
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:11 AM EST

DRC was initiated with a Buy rating, Guggenheim said. $75 price target. Turbo compressors can drive near-term growth. 

Bearish
Darden downgraded at Goldman
Dec 13, 2012 | 7:58 AM EST

DRI was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $49 price target. All three brands are showing same-store sales decline. 

Bullish
Brinker International rated new Buy at Citigroup
Dec 13, 2012 | 7:56 AM EST

EAT was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said. $38 price target. Near term pressures well known, provides a solid growth opportunity. 

Fortune Brands rated new Neutral at JP Morgan
Dec 13, 2012 | 7:32 AM EST

Coverage of FBHS was started with a Neutral rating, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, based on $30 price target. 

Fifth Third upgraded at KBW
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:02 AM EST

FITB was upgraded to Outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. New analyst has an $18 price target. Company can outperform its peers in the coming quarters. 

Bullish
WR Grace rated new Outperform at Baird
Dec 13, 2012 | 6:51 AM EST

Coverage of GRA was started with an Outperform rating, Robert Baird said. $82 price target. Company can expand margins and resume solid growth into 2014.

 

Huntington Bancshares downgraded at KBW
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:03 AM EST

HBAN was downgraded to Underperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $6.25 price target. New analyst believes the company faces net interest margin pressure. 

Linear Technology downgraded at Citigroup
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:03 AM EST

LLTC was downgraded to Sell from Neutral, Citigroup said. $32 price target. Lack of idiosyncratic drivers.  

Bearish
Lexmark downgraded at Deutsche
Dec 13, 2012 | 7:24 AM EST

LXK was downgraded to Sell, Deutsche Bank said. $18 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 35% since the end of August. 

Update
Molycorp rated new Neutral at Baird
Dec 13, 2012 | 6:49 AM EST

MCP was initiated with a Neutral rating, Robert Baird said. $10 price target. Need to see liquidity improve before investor sentiment follows suit. 

 

Bullish
M&T Bank upgraded at KBW
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:07 AM EST

MTB was upgraded to Outpeform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $111 price target. Estimates also boosted, given higher expected margin growth. 

Bearish
Nabors Industries downgraded at Jefferies
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:07 AM EST

Shares of NBR downgraded to Underperform from Hold, Jefferies said. $13 price target. Lack confidence of recovery in U.S. land.

Bullish
Oil States rated new Buy at Guggenheim
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:14 AM EST

Coverage of OIS was started with a Buy rating, Guggenheim said. $90 price target. Remote oil and gas properties are driving growth. 

Bullish
Tesoro upgraded at Credit Suisse
Dec 13, 2012 | 7:35 AM EST

TSO was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $60 price target. BP Carson City deal should close and the stock has lagged its peers for too long. 

Bullish
Vera Bradley upgraded at Jefferies
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:08 AM EST

Shares of VRA upgraded to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $35 price target. Expect top-line improvement.

Update
Western Union rated new Neutral at Guggenheim
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:16 AM EST

WU was initiated with a Neutral rating, Guggenheim said. $14.50 price target. Company could face price competition. 

Bullish
Yum Brands upgraded at Goldman
Dec 13, 2012 | 7:57 AM EST

YUM was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $77 price target. China macro results should stabilize in the near term. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
Delta Air Lines numbers raised at UBS
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of DAL now seen reaching $16, UBS said. Estimates also increased as outlook solid despite cost pressures. 

Bullish
Joy Global target raised at Jefferies
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:10 AM EST

Shares of JOY now seen reaching $60, Jefferies said. Valuation remains supportive. Hold rating.

Bullish
Pfizer numbers raised at J.P.Morgan
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:19 AM EST

Shares of PFE now seen reaching $29, J.P.Morgan said. Estimates also raised on multi-billion-dollar opportunity for PD-991. Overweight rating.

Research in Motion numbers raised at Jefferies
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:16 AM EST

Shares of RIMM now seen reaching $13, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on maturing smartphone volumes. Hold rating.

Bullish
Boston Beer numbers raised at UBS
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:17 AM EST

Shares of SAM now seen reaching $111, UBS said. Estimates also increased after guidance raised on strong depletions. Sell rating. 

Bullish
Visa target raised at Oppenheimer
Dec 13, 2012 | 8:17 AM EST

Shares of V now seen reaching $170, Oppenheimer said. Transition appears seamless. Outperform rating.

Economics

Update
Advance Retail Sales
Dec 13, 2012 | 6:23 AM EST

8:30am: Advance Retail Sales, Nov. 0.50% (prior -0.30%)

Update
Retail Sales less Autos
Dec 13, 2012 | 6:24 AM EST

8:30am: Retail Sales Less Autos, Nov. 0.00% (prior 0.00%)

Update
Producer Prices
Dec 13, 2012 | 6:24 AM EST

8:30am: Producer Price Index (MoM), Nov. -0.50% (prior

    -0.20%)

Update
PPI ex Food & Energy
Dec 13, 2012 | 6:25 AM EST

8:30am: PPI Ex Food & Energy (MoM), Nov. 0.10% (prior

    -0.20%)

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Dec 13, 2012 | 6:25 AM EST

8:30am: Initial Jobless Claims 8-Dec 368K (prior 370K)

Update
Business Inventories
Dec 13, 2012 | 6:26 AM EST

10am: Business Inventories Oct. 0.40% (prior 0.70%)

Meetings

Update
CVS Analyst Mtg.
Dec 13, 2012 | 6:57 AM EST

CVS Caremark Corporation Analyst Meeting - 8AM 

Update
Oppenheimer Healthcare Conf.
Dec 13, 2012 | 6:58 AM EST

Oppenheimer Holdings Inc Healthcare Conference (Day 2 of 2) - 12/12/12 - 12/13/12 New York, NY

Update
UTX Analyst Mtg.
Dec 13, 2012 | 6:57 AM EST

United Technologies Analyst Meeting - 5PM

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