Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

ADTRAN downgraded at UBS
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

ADTN was downgraded to Sell from Neutral, UBS said. $17 price target. Visibility remains limited. 

Alkermes rated new Neutral at Credit Suisse
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:29 AM EST

ALKS was initiated with a Neutral rating, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $24 price target. 

Bullish
CBS upgraded at Wedbush
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

CBS was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Wedbush said. $50 price target. Company is attractive on a sum-of-the-parts basis.  

Columbia Sportswear downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

COLM was downgraded from Buy to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. $45 price target. 

Cree downgraded at Jefferies
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

Shares of CREE downgraded to Underperform from Buy, Jefferies said. $28 price target. Overly optimistic LED demand trends.

Cisco Systems downgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

CSCO was downgraded from Neutral to Underweight, JP Morgan said. $18 price target. Company is exposed to sluggish enterprise spending. 

Bullish
Donaldson upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

DCI was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $41 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company is realizing higher margins. 

Bearish
EQT downgraded at Stifel
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

EQT was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Valuation call, as the stock reached the previous $67 price target. 

 

Informatica downgraded at Wedbush
Jan 17, 2013 | 7:59 AM EST

INFA was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Wedbush said. Company may disappoint with 2013 guidance. 

 

Itron downgraded at Jefferies
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

Shares of ITRI downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $43 price target. High 1H13 consensus.

Bullish
Medtronic upgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

MDT was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform Credit Suisse said. $50 price target. Company can grow faster than consensus expectations over the coming quarters. 

Bearish
Mead Johnson downgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:06 AM EST

MJN was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Valuation call. 

Qlik Technologies downgraded at Stifel
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:24 AM EST

QLIK was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Company faces a transition year in 2013. 

 

Bearish
Waters downgraded at Wells
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

WAT was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Valuation call. 

Bearish
Williams-Sonoma downgraded at Goldman
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

WSM was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Margins have likely peaked. $51 price target. 

Bearish
Yum Brands downgraded at Argus
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

YUM was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Argus said. Company will likely see weaker growth in China. 

 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Apple estimates, target reduced at BMO
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $640, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also cut, as near-term guidance could disappoint. Outperform rating. 

Bearish
Bank of NY Mellon numbers cut at BofA/Merrill
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

Shares of BK now seen reaching $26, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Estimates also reduced, as the company is experiencing margin pressure. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
CBS numbers raised at UBS
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

Shares of CBS now seen reaching $45, UBS said. Estimates also increased as company is unlocking value with US outdoor REIT conversion. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Comerica estimates, target increased at BMO
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:31 AM EST

CMA estimates were raised through 2014, BMO Capital said. Company is seeing better net interest income and has a lower provision forecast. Market Perform rating and new $32 price target. 

Bullish
Comerica numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:34 AM EST

Shares of CMA now seen reaching $35, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on loan growth. Hold rating.

Bullish
El Paso Pipeline numbers raised at UBS
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

Shares of EPB now seen reaching $42, UBS said. Estimates also increased as cost savings should help drive 4Q beat. Buy rating. 

Bullish
FedEx target raised at Citigroup
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:29 AM EST

FDX price target increased to $114, Citigroup said. $Improving international volumes and cost plan. Buy rating. 

First Solar numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:36 AM EST

Shares of FSLR now seen reaching $30, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on high short interest. Hold rating.

Bullish
Jarden Corporation numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

Shares of JAH now seen reaching $65, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on positive pre- announcement. Outperform rating.

Bullish
United Rentals numbers boosted at Piper
Jan 17, 2013 | 8:34 AM EST

Shares of URI now seen reaching $55, according to Piper Jaffray. Estimates also upped, as the construction market is recovering. Overweight rating. 

Economics

Update
Housing Starts
Jan 17, 2013 | 6:46 AM EST

8:30am: Housing Starts, Dec., est. 890k (prior 861k)

Update
Building Permits
Jan 17, 2013 | 6:46 AM EST

8:30am: Building Permits, Dec., est. 905k (prior 900k)

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Jan 17, 2013 | 6:47 AM EST

8:30am: Init Jobless Claims, Jan. 12, est. 368k (prior 371k)

Update
Philly Fed
Jan 17, 2013 | 6:48 AM EST

10am: Philadelphia Fed., Jan., est. 6.0 (prior 4.6)

Meetings

INTU Investor Mtg.
Jan 17, 2013 | 7:13 AM EST

Intuit Annual Shareholder Meeting - 11AM

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