Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-07-31
Format: 09:52

Change in Ratings

Apple downgraded at Pacific Crest
Jan 16, 2013 | 7:44 AM EST

AAPL was downgraded to Sector Perform, Pacific Crest said. High end of the market appears saturated. Estimates also cut. 

Dell downgraded at Argus
Jan 16, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

DELL was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Argus said. Stock has already made a big run on takeover speculation. 

 

Ironwood Pharmaceutical downgraded at UBS
Jan 16, 2013 | 8:39 AM EST

IRWD was downgraded to Sell from Neutral, UBS said. $11.50 price target. Expectations too high. 

Intermune upgraded at UBS
Jan 16, 2013 | 8:38 AM EST

ITMN was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, UBS said. $15 price target. Short term hurdles removed. 

Bearish
Kellogg downgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 16, 2013 | 7:47 AM EST

Rating on K was lowered from Neutral to Underperform, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $55 price target. 

Bearish
Kellogg downgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 16, 2013 | 7:51 AM EST

Rating on K was lowered from Neutral to Underperform, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $55 price target. 

Bearish
Mead Johnson downgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 16, 2013 | 7:54 AM EST

MJN was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. Etimates also cut, given lower expected sales growth. $76 price target. 

Bullish
Sealed Air upgraded at Citigroup
Jan 16, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

SEE was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $22 price target. Operational improvement under an aggressive new leadership. 

Update
Valmont rated new Neutral at Wedbush
Jan 16, 2013 | 7:38 AM EST

VMI was initiated with a Neutral rating, Wedbush said. $160 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 47% over the past year. 

 

Bullish
Whiting Petroleum upgraded at Sterne Agee
Jan 16, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

WLL was upgraded to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $62 price target. Company is looking to raise cash for acquisitions, to pay down debt or to offer a dividend. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Apple estimates, target cut at BofA/Merrill
Jan 16, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

AAPL estimates were reduced through 2015, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company is facing increased smartphone competition. Buy rating and new $630 price target. 

Atmel estimates, target raised at Canaccord
Jan 16, 2013 | 7:55 AM EST

Shares of ATML now seen reaching $8, according to Canaccord Genuity. Estimates also increased, given higher netbook touch penetration. Buy rating. 

Bearish
Boeing cut from Conviction Buy List at Goldman
Jan 16, 2013 | 7:57 AM EST

BA was removed from the Conviction Buy list, Goldman Sachs said. 787 risks continue to mount. $90 price target. 

Bullish
Bristol Myers Squibb numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 16, 2013 | 7:53 AM EST

Shares of BMY now seen reaching $39, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on big year for clinical trial results. Buy rating.

Bullish
Eaton Vance numbers increased at BMO
Jan 16, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

EV estimates were raised through 2014, BMO Capital said. Company is attracting more assets. Market Perform rating and new $32 price target. 

Express estimates, target upped at BMO
Jan 16, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

EXPR estimates were boosted through 2013, BMO Capital said. Company saw higher demand throughout the holidays. Outperform rating and new $19 price target. 

Bullish
Facebook target boosted at BofA/Merrill
Jan 16, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

Shares of FB now seen reaching $35, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. New advertising formats and mobile traction should continue to drive revenue acceleration. Buy rating. 

Google estimates lowered at Canaccord
Jan 16, 2013 | 7:59 AM EST

GOOG estimates were cut through 2014, Canaccord Genuity said. Expect lower Nexus margins and higher acquisition costs. Buy rating and $810 price target. 

Lululemon estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse
Jan 16, 2013 | 7:46 AM EST

Shares of LULU now seen reaching $79, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given moderating comp sales. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Marathon Oil numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 16, 2013 | 7:51 AM EST

Shares of MRO now seen reaching $40, Oppenhiemer said. Estimates also raised on improved outlook. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Pfizer numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 16, 2013 | 7:55 AM EST

Shares of PFE now seen reaching $31, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on big year for clinical results. Buy rating.

Economics

Update
Consumer Prices
Jan 16, 2013 | 6:35 AM EST

8:30am: CPI, M/m, Dec., est. 0.0% (prior -0.3%)

Update
Core CPI
Jan 16, 2013 | 6:35 AM EST

8:30am: CPI Ex Food/Energy, M/m, Dec., est. 0.2%

Update
Net TIC Flows
Jan 16, 2013 | 6:36 AM EST

9am: Net TIC Flows, Nov. (prior -$56.7b)

Update
Industrial Production
Jan 16, 2013 | 6:37 AM EST

9:15am: Industrial Production, Dec., est. 0.3% (prior 1.1%)

Update
Capacity Utilization
Jan 16, 2013 | 6:37 AM EST

9:15am: Capacity Utilization, Dec., est. 78.5% (prior 78.4%)

Update
NAHB Housing Index
Jan 16, 2013 | 6:38 AM EST

10am: NAHB Housing Market Index, Jan., est. 48 (prior 47)

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