Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Align Technology upgraded at Morgan Stanley
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

ALGN was upgraded from Underweight to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. Company should see better consumer trends and easing competition. 

Allot Communications downgraded at Oppenheimer
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

Shares of ALLT downgraded to Perform from Outperform, Oppenheimer said. Checks point to slowdown.

Bullish
Bank of America upgraded at JMP
Jan 03, 2013 | 7:50 AM EST

BAC was upgraded from Underperform to Market Perform, JMP Securities said. Estimates also boosted, given higher expected industry sales growth. 

Bearish
CR Bard downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:24 AM EST

BCR was downgraded from Equal-weight to Underweight, Morgan Stanley said. $91 price target. Company has a premium valuation, but is growing slower than its peers. 

Biogen Idec downgraded at Piper
Jan 03, 2013 | 7:54 AM EST

BIIB was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. Valuation call, based on a $168 price target. 

Bullish
Citigroup upgraded at Sterne Agee
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

Rating on C was boosted to Buy from Neutral, Sterne Agee said. $50 price target. New CEO is a positive and the company remains the cheapest stock in the sector. 

Bullish
Citigroup upgraded at JMP
Jan 03, 2013 | 7:51 AM EST

Rating on C was raised from Underperform to Market Perform, JMP Securities said. Company is leveraged to continued economic growth. 

Bearish
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings downgraded at Wedbush
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:33 AM EST

Shares of CCO downgraded to Underperform from Neutral, Wedbush said. $6 price target. Weak 4Q checks.

Bullish
DR Horton upgraded at Stifel
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:41 AM EST

DHI was upgraded from Sell to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Valuation call, as the sector has sustainable growth tailwinds. 

 

Synageva downgraded at Piper
Jan 03, 2013 | 7:55 AM EST

GEVA was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. $57 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts. 

Bullish
Goldman Sachs upgraded at JMP
Jan 03, 2013 | 7:46 AM EST

GS was upgraded from Underperform to Market Perform, JMP Securities said. Earnings should improve in the coming quarters.

Bullish
Health Net upgraded at Deutsche
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:06 AM EST

HNT was upgraded from Sell to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call.

Bullish
Huntsman upgraded at Citigroup
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

HUN was upgraded to Buy, Citigroup said. Company is leveraged to lower TiO2 prices. 

Bullish
JP Morgan upgraded at JMP
Jan 03, 2013 | 7:53 AM EST

JPM was upgraded from Underperform to Market Perform, JMP Securities said. Industry should see higher sales in key areas. 

Bullish
JP Morgan Chase upgraded at JMP
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

JPM was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, JMP Securities said. $52 price target. Company continues to execute well in a difficult environment. 

Bearish
Kronos Worldwide downgraded at Oppenheimer
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:31 AM EST

Shares of KRO downgraded to Perform from Outperform, Oppenheimer said. Comps will remain negative in the first half.

Bullish
Medtronic upgraded at Mizuho
Jan 03, 2013 | 7:06 AM EST

MDT was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Mizuho said. $49 price target. Spine business should grow through new products and insurance expansion.

 

Bullish
Morgan Stanley upgraded at JMP
Jan 03, 2013 | 7:49 AM EST

MS was upgraded from Underperform to Market Perform, JMP Securities said. Near-term policy risk has been lifted in the U.S. and Europe. 

Myriad Genetics downgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

MYGN was downgraded to Underweight, JP Morgan said. Supreme Court ruling on ACLU case may hang over the stock. 

Priceline.com upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

PCLN was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $770 price target. Company has better earnings upside potential than Expedia. 

Bearish
Ryland downgraded at Topeka
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

RYL was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Topeka said. Valuation call, based on a $65 price target. 

Bullish
Toll Brothers upgraded at Stifel
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:34 AM EST

TOL was upgraded to Hold from Sell, Stifel Nicolaus said. Company has lost its premium valuation and the housing market should remain strong. 

 

Bearish
UnitedHealth downgraded at Deutsche
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

UNH was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $61 price target. Price competition appears to be increasing. 

Bearish
Waters downgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

WAT was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Company is operating near peak margins and may face increased competition. 

Bearish
Waters downgraded at Leerink
Jan 03, 2013 | 7:57 AM EST

WAT was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Leerink Swann said. Company may struggle to exceed consensus earnings expectations. 

Bearish
Wellpoint downgraded at Deutsche
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

WLP was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $68 price target. Industry price increases are slowing. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bearish
Actuant Corporation numbers lowered at UBS
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:36 AM EST

Shares of ATU now seen reaching $32, UBS said. Estimates also lowered on first quarter miss. Buy rating.

Bearish
Con-Way numbers lowered at Citigroup
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:34 AM EST

Shares of CNW now seen reaching $30, Citi said. Estimates also lowered on sharp incremental margin discount. Neutral rating.

Bullish
3M numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

Shares of MMM now seen reaching $110, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on adjustment for Ceradyne. Buy rating.

Bearish
Norfolk Southern numbers lowered at Jefferies
Jan 03, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

Shares of NSC now seen reaching $70, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on volatility. Hold rating.

Economics

Update
ADP Employment
Jan 03, 2013 | 7:07 AM EST

8:15am: ADP Employment Change, Dec., est. 140k (prior 118k)

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Jan 03, 2013 | 7:08 AM EST

 8:30am: Initial Jobless Claims, wk of Dec. 29, est. 360k

    (prior 350k)

Update
ISM New York
Jan 03, 2013 | 7:09 AM EST

9:45am: ISM New York, Dec. (prior 52.5)

Meetings

Update
Goldman Healthcare CEO Conf.
Jan 03, 2013 | 7:45 AM EST

Goldman Sachs Healthcare CEOs Unscripted: A View from the Top Conference - 01/03/13 New York, NY

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