Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Apollo Group downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

Shares of APOL downgraded to Equal- Weight from Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. Tempered outlook for growth.

Bearish
Bank of America downgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:23 AM EST

BAC was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $12 price target. 

Bullish
B&G Foods upgraded at Piper
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

BGS was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, Piper Jaffray said. $34 price target. Company has room on its balance sheet to make accretive acquisitions. 

Bullish
Bemis upgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

BMS was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Company has multiple potential growth drivers. 

Bearish
Crown downgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

CCK was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Estimates also cut, given the company's exposure to Europe. 

Bearish
Comerica downgraded at Oppenheimer
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

Shares of CMA downgraded to Perform from Outperform, Oppenheimer said. Valuation call.

Update
CME rated new Neutral at Compass Point
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:07 AM EST

Coverage of CME was started with a Neutral rating, Compass Point said. Valuation call, based on a $55 price target. 

Bullish
Computer Sciences upgraded at Goldman
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:42 AM EST

CSC was upgraded from Sell to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $40 price target. Company is expanding its margins. 

Cognizant upgraded at Goldman
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:41 AM EST

CTSH was upgraded from Sell to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $72 price target. Company can deliver mid-teens organic growth this year. 

Citrix upgraded at Jefferies
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:55 AM EST

Shares of CTXS upgraded to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $80 price target. Potential for desktop growth. Buy rating.

Bearish
Covanta downgraded at Baird
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:03 AM EST

CVA was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. Valuation call, based on a $20 price target.

 

Commvault downgraded at Goldman
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:40 AM EST

CVLT was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, based on a $70 price target.

Bearish
Diebold downgraded at Goldman
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

DBD was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. $27 price target. Company will likely see weaker ATM demand. 

Dish Network upgraded at Wunderlich
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:01 AM EST

DISH was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Wunderlich said. $42 price target. Wireless business should create a new growth avenue. 

FirstMerit Corp upgraded at Oppenheimer
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

Shares of FMER upgraded to Outperform from Perform, Oppenheimer said. $18 price target. Low valuation and solid growth outlook.

Bullish
Global Payments upgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

GPN was upgraded to Overweight from Neutral, JP Morgan said. Solid F2Q builds case for more EPS upside to come. 

Healthcare Services upgraded at Benchmark
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:00 AM EST

HCSG was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Benchmark said. $27 price target. Company is growing faster and deserves a higher multiple. 

 

Bullish
Intercontinental Exchange rated new Buy at Compass Point
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:05 AM EST

ICE was initiated with a Buy rating, Compass Point said. $150 price target. Stock is attractively valued and the company can continue to deliver solid growth. 

Bullish
KeyCorp upgraded at Oppenheimer
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

Shares of KEY upgraded to Outperform from Perform, Oppenheimer said. $11 price target. Low valuation and solid growth outlook.

Level 3 Communications downgraded at D.A. Davidson
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

Shares of LVLT downgraded to Neutral from Buy, D.A. Davidson said. $25 price target. Wholesale still hypercompetitive.

Bullish
Mastercard upgraded at Goldman
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:06 AM EST

MA was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $575 price target. Company is leveraged to strong credit and international volume. 

Bullish
Mattel upgraded at MKM
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

MAT was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, MKM Partners said. $41 price target. Solid 2013 outlook and capital returns should accelerate. 

Bullish
Mercury General upgraded at Stifel
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

MCY was upgraded from Sell to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. New regulations in California should boost claims. 

Update
MetLife rated new Hold at Deutsche
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

MET was initiated with a Hold rating, Deutsche Bank said. $38 price target. Industry will struggle in a period of low interest rates and higher unemployment.  

Nasdaq OMX rated new Neutral at Compass Point
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:08 AM EST

NDAQ was initiated with a Neutral rating, Compass Point said. $28 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 17% over the past six months. 

 

Bullish
PG&E upgraded at Jefferies
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:57 AM EST

Shares of PCG upgraded to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $45 price target. Will trade in line once San Bruno proceedings are resolved. Buy rating.

Qualcomm rated new Buy at Topeka
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:39 AM EST

QCOM was initiated with a Buy rating, Topeka said. $75 price target. Current momentum should continue in the near term.

Ross Stores upgraded at Deutsche
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

ROST was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $66 price target. Company can continue to deliver solid growth in an uncertain environment. 

Sapient upgraded at Goldman
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:43 AM EST

SAPE was upgraded from Sell to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $11 price target. Sales have stabilized in the core business. 

Bullish
Synovus Financial upgraded at KBW
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

SNV was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $3.25 price target. DTA recapture and TARP repayment are potential near-term catalysts. 

Bearish
Sonoco downgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

SON was downgraded from Neutral to Underweight, JP Morgan said. Estimates also cut, as the company could see lower sales in plastics and the emerging markets. 

Bearish
Sysco Corp. downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

SYY was downgraded to Underweight from Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. $27 price target. Margin pressure from a return of food inflation.

Bearish
Walter Energy downgraded at Deutsche
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

WLT was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $42 price target. 

Bearish
Western Union downgraded at Goldman
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

WU was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. $12 price target. Pricing concerns could weigh on margins. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
Abercrombie & Fitch numbers boosted at Sterne Agee
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

Shares of ANF now seen reaching $62, according to Sterne Agee. Estimates also upped, following recent channel checks. Buy rating. 

Bullish
BlackRock target raised at Jefferies
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:59 AM EST

Shares of BLK now seen reaching $215, Jefferies said. Organic growth stands out. Hold rating.

Bearish
Cypress Semiconductor numbers cut at Sterne Agee
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

CY estimates were reduced through 2013, Sterne Agee said. Company is leveraged to slower macro growth. Buy rating and new $14 price target. 

Bearish
EMC Corporation numbers cut at UBS
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:50 AM EST

Shares of EMC now seen reaching $28.50, UBS said. Estimates also lowered as big data overhyped short term, but real long term. Buy rating. 

Hubbell target raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of HUBB now seen reaching $98, Oppenheimer said. Longer term recovery in nonresidential and residential markets. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Monsanto numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

Shares of MON now seen reaching $110, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on tailwind from Roundup Ready. Hold rating.

Bullish
Monsanto estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:24 AM EST

Shares of MON now seen reaching $115, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher deferred revenue. Overweight rating. 

Qlik Technologies target raised at Jefferies
Jan 09, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

Shares of QLIK now seen reaching $21, Jefferies said. Survey suggests in line quarter. Hold rating.

Bullish
Visa added to Conviction Buy List at Goldman
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:44 AM EST

V was placed on the Conviction Buy list, according to Goldman Sachs. Company should see higher new transactions. Price target also lifted to $188. 

Bullish
Weyerhaeuser numbers raised at Citigroup
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

Shares of WY now seen reaching $36, Citigroup said. Estimates also increased as previously too bearish on pulp and not bullish enough on lumber. Buy rating. 

Meetings

Update
JP Morgan Healthcare Conf.
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:13 AM EST

JPMorgan Global Healthcare Conference (Day 4 of 5) - 01/06/13 - 01/10/13 San Francisco, CA

Update
Citigroup Media/Telecom Conf.
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:12 AM EST

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

Update
WAG Analyst Mtg.
Jan 09, 2013 | 7:11 AM EST

 Walgreen Co Analyst Webcast - 5PM 

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