Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bullish
Blackrock rated new Overweight at JP Morgan
Dec 20, 2012 | 7:53 AM EST

BLK was initiated with an Overweight rating, JP Morgan said. Equity and fixed-income etf's can drive growth. 

Bullish
Davita rated new Overweight at JP Morgan
Dec 20, 2012 | 7:54 AM EST

Coverage of DVA was started with an Overweight rating, JP Morgan said. $125 price target. HCP purchase positions the company well for potential future growth. 

Bullish
Freeport-McMoran upgraded at Deutsche
Dec 20, 2012 | 7:58 AM EST

FCX was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $40 price target. Stock appears oversold at current levels. 

Flir Systems upgraded at Sterne Agee
Dec 20, 2012 | 7:50 AM EST

FLIR was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $30 price target. Company appears to be back on the path toward solid growth. 

Bullish
MasTec rated new Buy at Citigroup
Dec 20, 2012 | 8:31 AM EST

MTZ was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said. $30 price target. Pipeline infrastructure play on US share supremacy. 

Update
Boston Beer rated new Neutral at Citigroup
Dec 20, 2012 | 8:37 AM EST

SAM was initiated with a Neutral rating, Citigroup said. $152 price target. Cautious on pricing environement for high end craft beers. 

Bearish
Sandridge downgraded at Keybanc
Dec 20, 2012 | 7:46 AM EST

SD was downgraded to Hold, Keybanc said. Permian asset sale leaves questions about the company's remaining properties. 

Silgan downgraded at Goldman
Dec 20, 2012 | 7:59 AM EST

SLGN was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, based on a $42 price target. 

Update
Molson Coors rated new Neutral at Citigroup
Dec 20, 2012 | 8:36 AM EST

TAP was initiated with a Neutral rating, Citigroup said. $45 price target. Business trends remain challenged. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bed Bath & Beyond numbers cut at UBS
Dec 20, 2012 | 8:17 AM EST

Shares of BBBY now seen reaching $64, UBS said. Estimates also lowered on significant GM contraction. Neutral rating. 

Bed Bath & Beyond numbers cut at Credit Suisse
Dec 20, 2012 | 8:04 AM EST

Shares of BBBY now seen reaching $75, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given the company's new guidance. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
CVS Caremark numbers increased at Jefferies
Dec 20, 2012 | 8:06 AM EST

CVS estimates were raised through 2014, Jefferies said. Company can expand margins and repurchase more shares. Buy rating and new $58 price target. 

Bullish
General Mills numbers raised at UBS
Dec 20, 2012 | 8:23 AM EST

Shares of GIS now seen reaching $42, UBS said. Estimates also increased on improving cereal trends. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
General Mills numbers raised at BMO
Dec 20, 2012 | 8:26 AM EST

Shares of GIS now seen reaching $49, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also increased, given higher retail, bakeries and foodservice profits. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
General Motors numbers raised at UBS
Dec 20, 2012 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of GM now seen reaching $35, UBS said. Estimates also raised on elimination of US government overhang. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Johnson Controls numbers raised at UBS
Dec 20, 2012 | 8:16 AM EST

Shares of JCI now seen reaching $30, UBS said. Estimates also increased as mid term outllok remains intact. Neutral rating. 

Economics

Update
GDP
Dec 20, 2012 | 6:22 AM EST

8:30am: 3Q GDP, est. 2.8% (prior 2.7%)

Update
Personal Consumption
Dec 20, 2012 | 6:22 AM EST

8:30am: Personal Consumption, 3Q, est. 1.4% (prior 1.4%)

Update
Core PCE
Dec 20, 2012 | 6:23 AM EST

8:30am: Core PCE, 3Q, est. 1.1% (prior 1.1%)

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Dec 20, 2012 | 6:23 AM EST

8:30am: Init. Jobless Claims, Dec. 15, est. 360k (prior

    343k)

Update
Philly Fed
Dec 20, 2012 | 6:24 AM EST

10am: Philadelphia Fed., Dec., -3.0 (prior -10.7)

Update
Existing Home Sales
Dec 20, 2012 | 6:24 AM EST

10am: Existing Home Sales, Nov., est. 4.90m (prior 4.79m)

Update
Leading Economic Indicators
Dec 20, 2012 | 6:25 AM EST

10am: Leading Indicators, Nov., est -0.2% (prior 0.2%)

Update
House Price Index
Dec 20, 2012 | 6:26 AM EST

10am: House Price Index, Oct., est. 0.3% (prior 0.2%)

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