Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bearish
Archer-Daniels-Midland rated new Underweight at JP Morgan
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:34 AM EST

ADM was initiated with an Underweight rating, JP Morgan said. $28 price target. North American business will likely remain slow, becuase of poor weather and crops. 

Bullish
ALLETE upgraded at DA Davidson
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:35 AM EST

ALE was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, DA Davidson said. Extension of renewable tax credits likely to spur Bison 4.

Applied Materials downgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

AMAT was downgraded to Underweight, JP Morgan said. Stock has run, but Semiconductor capex demand should see a prolonged trough. 

Amazon.com upgraded at Morgan Stanley
Jan 07, 2013 | 7:09 AM EST

AMZN was upgraded from Equal-weight to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. $325 price target. Company can continue to gain market share over the next several quarters. 

Bearish
Bank of NY Mellon downgraded at Goldman
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

BK was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. $22 price target. Company faces multiple earnings headwinds. 

Bruker upgraded at ISI
Jan 07, 2013 | 6:55 AM EST

BRKR was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, ISI Group said. $19 price target. Cost-cutting should boost margins. 

 

Cree downgraded at Canaccord
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

CREE was downgraded to Hold from Buy, Canaccord Genuity said. $32 price target. GM expansion from transition of legacy components has largely played out. 

CommVault Systems downgraded at Craig Hallum
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:37 AM EST

CVLT was downgraded to Hold from Buy, Craig Hallum said. $72 price target. Simpana 10 risk reward is now in balance. 

Bullish
Danaher upgraded at ISI
Jan 07, 2013 | 6:54 AM EST

DHR was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, ISI Group said. $64 price target. Company is leveraged to accelerating emerging markets growth. 

 

Bullish
Dick's Sporting upgraded at Janney
Jan 07, 2013 | 6:44 AM EST

DKS was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Janney Montgomery said. Recent shre weakness has created an attractive buying opportunity.

 

Bearish
Electronic Arts downgraded at Sterne Agee
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

EA was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Sterne Agee said. Concerns that street estimates will prove overly optimistic. 

Finish Line downgraded at Citigroup
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

FINL was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $20 price target. Near term uncertainty likely to continue. 

Bullish
Flower Foods upgraded at Detusche
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:29 AM EST

FLO was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $27 price target. Industry consolidation should help boost profitability. 

Bullish
Harman upgraded at Baird
Jan 07, 2013 | 6:57 AM EST

HAR was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Robert Baird said. $65 price target. Company is at a growth inflection point and and the stock should break out from its trading range. 

 

Bullish
Hess upgraded at Deutsche
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

HES was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $70 price target. Company is leveraged to higher WTI prices and its opertions appear to be at an inflection point.

Henry Schein upgraded at ISI
Jan 07, 2013 | 6:51 AM EST

HSIC was upgraded from Underweight to Neutral, ISI Group said. $84 price target. Company can augment organic growth with acquisitions and management is buying back stock.

 

Bullish
Hexcel Corp upgraded at Goldman Sachs
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:31 AM EST

Shares of HXL upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Goldman said. $35 price target. Moving from investment to harvest.

Intel upgraded at Lazard
Jan 07, 2013 | 7:06 AM EST

INTC was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Lazard said. $26 price target. Margins should bottom in the first quarter and ultrabooks should drive growth for the remainder of the year. 

Intel downgraded at Drexel
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

INTC was downgraded from Hold to Sell, Drexel Hamilton said. $18 price target. Estimates also cut, as higher mobile sales are cutting into ultrabook demand. 

Bearish
Intrepid Potash downgraded at Keybanc
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

IPI was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Estimates also cut, as lower product pricing will likely weigh on earnings. 

Bearish
Lowe's downgraded at Canaccord
Jan 07, 2013 | 6:27 AM EST

LOW was downgraded from Hold to Sell, Canaccord Genuity said. $27 price target. Recent management changes and store improvements do not appear to be taking hold. 

Bullish
Mettler-Toledo upgraded at BofA Merrill
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

MTD was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. $220 price target. Well positioned for global recovery. 

O'Reilly Automotive downgraded at Piper
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

ORLY was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. $85 price target. Industry growth headwinds are building. 

Bearish
Rexnord downgraded at Deutsche
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

RXN was downgraded from Hold to Sell, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $21 price target. 

SolarCity rated new Buy at Goldman
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

SCTY was initiated with a Buy rating, Goldman Sachs said. $18 price target. Downstream pure play with scale and financing. 

Bearish
Southwestern Energy downgraded at Dahlman
Jan 07, 2013 | 7:53 AM EST

SWN was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Dahlman Rose said. Valuation call, as the stock outperformed its peers by 40% in 2012. 

 

Bullish
Walgreen upgraded at Jefferies
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:23 AM EST

Shares of WAG upgraded to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $47 price target. Purchasing synergies materializing.

Bullish
Weatherford upgraded at Guggenheim
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

WFT was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Guggenheim said. $18 price target. Estimates also boosted as the company is cutting costs. 

Bearish
Watts Water downgraded at Brean
Jan 07, 2013 | 6:42 AM EST

WTS was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Brean Capital said. Valuation call, based on a $42 price target.

 

Yahoo downgraded at Bernstein
Jan 07, 2013 | 7:08 AM EST

YHOO was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Bernstein said. Valuation call, based on a $23 price target. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
Citigroup added to Priority Stock List at Wells
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

C was placed on the Priority Stock list, according to Wells Fargo. Estimates also boosted, as the company is cutting costs. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Clean Harbors estimates raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

CLH estimates raised through 2014, Oppenheimer said. Safety-Kleen acquisition closed. Perform rating.

Bearish
Family Dollar numbers lowered at Jefferies
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

Shares of FDO now seen reaching $57, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on lower margin mix. Hold rating.

Bearish
Family Dollar numbers lowered at BMO Capital Markets
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:29 AM EST

Shares of BMO now seen reaching $59, BMO said. Estimates also lowered on missed quarter. Market Perform rating.

Bearish
Kimberly-Clark numbers cut at BMO
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:35 AM EST

Shares of KMB now seen reaching $79, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also reduced, given higher expected global tissue capacity. Market Perform rating. 

Bullish
Micron Technology added to TPL! at Citigroup
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

MU was added to Top Picks Live! at Citigroup. $10 price target. Positively disposed to the direction of DRAM prices. 

Vivus added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
Jan 07, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

VVUS was added to the US 1 list, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $30 price target. Retail distribution approval should boost Qsymia sales. 

Meetings

Update
JP Morgan Healthcare Conf.
Jan 07, 2013 | 7:11 AM EST

JPMorgan Global Healthcare Conference (Day 2 of 5) - 01/06/13 - 01/10/13 San Francisco, CA

Update
Citigroup Media/Telecom Conf.
Jan 07, 2013 | 7:13 AM EST

Citi Global Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference (Day 1 of 3) - 01/07/13 - 01/09/13 Las Vegas, NV

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