Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bullish
ADT rated new Outperform at William Blair
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

ADT was initiated with an Outperform rating, William Blair said. $57 price target. Company is cutting costs and buying back stock. 

Bearish
American International downgraded at Wells
Jan 10, 2013 | 7:43 AM EST

AIG was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Company lacks near-term catalysts. 

Bullish
Bemis upgraded at Keybanc
Jan 10, 2013 | 7:37 AM EST

BMS was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Keybanc said. $40 price target. Company can outperform its peers over the coming quarters. 

 

Bearish
Cullen/Frost downgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:06 AM EST

CFR  was downgraded to Underweight, JP Morgan said. Industry lacks near-term catalysts. 

Bearish
City National downgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

CYN was downgraded to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Company is leveraged to slower growth in the first half of the year. 

Bearish
EMC downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Jan 10, 2013 | 7:15 AM EST

EMC was downgraded to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. Growth is slowing in the storage market. 

Bearish
Hertz downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Jan 10, 2013 | 7:13 AM EST

HTZ was downgraded from Overweight to Underweight, Morgan Stanley said. $18 price target. Company is leveraged to lower used car prices. 

Bearish
Huntsman downgraded at UBS
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

HUN was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $18 price target. Recent price appreciation increases above our valuation. 

Bearish
Legg Mason downgraded at KBW
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

LM was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $29 price target. Expect continued outflows from the equity business. 

Bearish
MGM Resorts downgraded at Nomura
Jan 10, 2013 | 7:11 AM EST

MGM was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Nomura said. $13.50 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 40% over the past two months. 

Bullish
Altria upgraded at Stifel
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

MO was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Stifel Nicolaus said. $36 price target. Stock is attractive, following a recent pullback.

 

Microsoft downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Jan 10, 2013 | 7:14 AM EST

MSFT was downgraded to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. Windows 8 has been disappointing and the PC market will remain weak. 

Update
Olin rated new Hold at Dahlman
Jan 10, 2013 | 7:01 AM EST

OLN was initiated with a Hold rating, Dahlman Rose said. Stock is pricing in improving profitability. 

Penn National downgraded at Lazard
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

PENN was downgraded to Neutral, Lazard Capital Markets said. Valuation call, given slower regional gaming trends. 

Silgan downgraded at Keybanc
Jan 10, 2013 | 7:39 AM EST

SLGN was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Core metal food can business could continue to struggle. 

 

Bearish
St. Jude downgraded at BMO
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

STJ was downgraded to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. $40 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts. 

Tronox downgraded at UBS
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

TROX was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $21 price target. Near term headwinds and recent stock appreciation spur downgrade. 

Whitewave Foods rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

Coverage of WWAV was started with an Outperform rating, Credit Suisse said. $19 price target. Company is a market leader and can generate solid growth over the next couple of years. 

Wynn Resorts upgraded at Lazard
Jan 10, 2013 | 7:09 AM EST

WYNN was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Lazard Capital Markets said. $145 price target. Estimates also boosted, given higher expected growth in Macau.

Zions Bancorporation downgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

ZION was downgraded to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, as the sector lacks near-term catalysts. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
Brady estimates, target upped at BMO
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

BRC estimates were boosted through 2014, BMO Capital said. Recent acquisition should add to earnings. Market Perform rating and new $34 price target. 

Fiserv target raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

Shares of FISV now seen reaching $89, Oppenheimer said. Expect bank IT budgets to grow again in 2013. Outperform rating.

Bullish
The Greenbrier Companies target raised at Jefferies
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

Shares of GBX now seen reaching $17, Jefferies said. Sequentially improved backlog in a weak environment. Hold rating.

Bullish
Las Vegas Sands numbers raised at Lazard
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

Shares of LVS now seen reaching $59, according to Lazard Capital Markets. Estimates also increased, given higher expected growth in Macau. Buy rating. 

Sirius XM target increased at Lazard
Jan 10, 2013 | 8:24 AM EST

SIRI target was raised to $4 a share, Lazard Capital Markets said. Company will likely post higher subscriber growth. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Constellation Brands numbers boosted at Stifel
Jan 10, 2013 | 7:58 AM EST

Shares of STZ now seen reaching $45, according to Stifel Nicolaus. Estimates also upped, given higher wine and spirts sales. Buy rating. 

 

Economics

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Jan 10, 2013 | 6:29 AM EST

8:30am: Init jobless claims, Jan. 5, est. 365k (prior 372k)

Update
Wholesale Inventories
Jan 10, 2013 | 6:30 AM EST

10am: Wholesale inventories, Nov., est. 0.3% (prior 0.6%)

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