Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-09-03
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Change in Ratings

Bearish
American Eagle Outfitters downgraded at Jefferies
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

Shares of AEO downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $22 price target. Valuation is fair.

Ascena Retail Group downgraded at Citigroup
Jan 02, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

ASNA was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $20 price target. Long term value, but near term comp headwinds. 

Bullish
CR Bard upgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

BCR was upgraded to Overweight from Neutral, JP Morgan said. Anticipate favorable resolution of Gore patent litigation. 

Bearish
Brown-Forman downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

BF.B was downgraded to Underweight, Morgan Stanley said. Organic sales growth is slowing. $61 price target. 

Flir Systems upgraded at Needham
Jan 02, 2013 | 7:51 AM EST

FLIR was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Needham said. Valuation call, based on a $27 price target.

Bearish
Starwood downgraded at Suntrust
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

HOT was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Suntrust Robinson Humphrey said. Valuation call, based on a $65 price target. 

Bearish
Hovnanian downgraded at UBS
Jan 02, 2013 | 7:41 AM EST

HOV was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $7.50 price target. Recent rally leaves shares fully valued. 

Bearish
Idacorp downgraded at Wells
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

IDA was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Valuation call. 

Bearish
Alliant Energy downgraded at Wells
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

LNT was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Valuation call. 

Lam Research rated new Buy at DA Davidson
Jan 02, 2013 | 7:53 AM EST

LRCX was initiated with a Buy rating, DA Davidson said. $56 price target. Company can gain market share and generate solid earnings growth in the coming years. 

Bullish
Marriott upgraded at Suntrust
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

MAR was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Suntrust Robinson Humphrey said. Valuation call, based on a $45 price target. 

Bullish
Pepco upgraded at Wells
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

POM was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Wells Fargo said. Company should see a better regulatory environment. 

Parexel upgraded at Citigroup
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

PRXL was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $36 price target. Improving core operational metrics. 

Ross Stores downgraded at Citigroup
Jan 02, 2013 | 7:58 AM EST

ROST was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $60 price target. Stellar company, but fair valuation. 

Bearish
Sandridge downgraded at Wunderlich
Jan 02, 2013 | 7:58 AM EST

SD was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Wunderlich said. $7 price target. Expect lower near-term earnings, following the Permian sale. 

 

Bearish
Target numbers lowered at Jefferies
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of TGT downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $59 price target. Tough holiday season.

Bullish
Valspar upgraded at KeyBanc
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

VAL was upgraded to Buy from Hold, KeyBanc said. $75 price target. Coating profits with more growth likely in 2013. 

Werner upgraded at Baird
Jan 02, 2013 | 7:55 AM EST

WERN was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Robert Baird said. Domestic truckload pricing growth appears to be at an inflection point. 

 

Bearish
Wellpoint downgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

WLP was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $65 price target. New analyst believes the company may face increased competition into 2014. 

Bullish
US Steel upgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:03 AM EST

Rating on X boosted to Outperform from Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $30 price target. Company has mulitple potential, near-term catalysts. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

eBay estimates, target boosted at Canaccord
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:23 AM EST

Shares of EBAY now seen reaching $56, according to Canaccord Genuity said. Estimates also upped, given higher expected GMV growth. Hold rating. 

Bearish
Entergy numbers cut at UBS
Jan 02, 2013 | 7:44 AM EST

Shares of ETR now seen reaching $66, UBS said. Estimates also lowered to reflect lower nuclear outlook. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Facebook target raised at JP Morgan
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

Shares of FB now seen reaching $35, according to JP Morgan. Mobile advertising should continue to drive growth. Overweight rating. 

Google numbers lowered at Oppenheimer
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $715, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on margin pressure. Perform rating.

Bullish
Monsanto numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 02, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

Shares of MON now seen reaching $99, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on Brazil tailwinds. Hold rating.

Economics

Update
US PMI
Jan 02, 2013 | 6:55 AM EST

8:58am: Markit US PMI Final, Dec., est. 53.6 (prior 52.8)

Update
Construction Spending
Jan 02, 2013 | 6:56 AM EST

10am: Construction Spend, M/m, Nov., est. 0.6% (prior 1.4%)

Update
ISM Mfg.
Jan 02, 2013 | 6:57 AM EST

10am: ISM Manufacturing, Dec., est. 50.4 (prior 49.5)

Update
ISM Prices Paid
Jan 02, 2013 | 6:58 AM EST

10am: ISM Prices Paid, Dec., est. 50.8 (prior 52.5)

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