Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Amazon.com upgraded at Pacific Crest
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

AMZN was upgraded to Outperform, Pacific Crest said. $346 price target. Company can continue to gain market share. 

Update
Armstrong World Industries rated new Neutral at Citigroup
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

AWI was initiated with a Neutral rating, Citigroup said. $60 price target. Shares fully valued. 

Bearish
Ball Corporation downgraded at Jefferies
Jan 18, 2013 | 7:48 AM EST

Shares of BLL downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $49 price target. Valuation call.

Bullish
Caterpillar upgraded at Piper
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

CAT was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, Piper Jaffray said. China inventory is coming down and the mining outlook is improving. $113 price target. 

Cornerstone OnDemand upgraded at Goldman
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

CSOD was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $40 price target. Company can exceed near-term earnings expectations. 

Bearish
CSX downgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

CSX was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $22 price target. Estimates also cut, given lower export coal pricing. 

Expeditors upgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

EXPD was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $50 price target. Macro environment is improving and productivity is near an inflection point. 

Bullish
Las Vegas Sands upgraded at Wells
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

LVS was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Wells Fargo said. Company is leveraged to higher growth in Macau. 

Bullish
Masco upgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

MAS was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $22 price target. Company is leveraged to an increase in remodeling activity. 

Bearish
Netsuite downgraded at Goldman
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

Rating on N was lowered from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Company also cut from the Conviction List. Valuation call, based on a $75 price target. 

Qlik Technologies upgraded at Goldman Sachs
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

QLIK was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $27 price target. Next generation business intelligence will be a key 2013 theme.

Research in Motion upgraded at Jefferies
Jan 18, 2013 | 7:50 AM EST

Shares of RIMM upgraded to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $19.50 price target. RIM will enable corporate email on iPhones and Android.

Bullish
Tyson Foods upgraded at BMO
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

TSN was upgraded to Outperform from Maket Perform, BMO Capital Markets said. $27 price target. Structural change in beef.

Ultimate Software downgraded at Goldman
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

ULTI was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, based on a $105 price target. 

Bearish
Visa downgraded at Baird
Jan 18, 2013 | 7:16 AM EST

Rating on V was cut from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. Valuation call, based on a $165 price target.

 

Bullish
Waste Management upgraded at Wedbush
Jan 18, 2013 | 7:58 AM EST

WM was upgraded from Underperform, to Neutral, Wedbush said. $34 price target. Company should see higher landfall volumes and an uptick in business from Hurricane Sandy,

 

Wynn Resorts upgraded at Wells
Jan 18, 2013 | 7:59 AM EST

WYNN was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Wells Fargo said. Company should see higher growth in Macau. 

Ixia downgraded at Lazard
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

XXIA was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Lazard Capital said. $20 price target. Company has limited visibility. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
BB&T estimates, target increased at Bernstein
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:29 AM EST

BBT estimates were raised through 2013, Bernstein said. Company is realizing higher net interest income. Market Perform rating and new $36 price target. 

Bullish
Blackrock estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of BLK now seen reaching $230, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher performance fees. Neutral rating. 

Bearish
Chesapeake Energy target lowered at Oppenheimer
Jan 18, 2013 | 7:55 AM EST

Shares of CHK now seen reaching $24, Oppenheimer said. Lower gas prices. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Chipotle estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

Shares of CMG now seen reaching $300, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company is focused on driving profitability with new menu options. Neutral rating. 

Bearish
Capital One numbers cut at Guggenheim
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

Shares of COF now seen reaching $66, according to Guggenheim. Estimates also reduced, given a lower sales outlook. Buy rating. 

Bearish
Capital One Financial number lowered at Jefferies
Jan 18, 2013 | 7:52 AM EST

Shares of COF now seen reaching $67, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on Q4 miss. Buy rating.

Columbia Sportswear numbers cut at Canaccord
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of COLM now seen reaching $48, Canaccord said. Estimates also lowered on negative preannouncement. Hold rating. 

Bearish
Devon Energy numbers lowered at Oppenheimer
Jan 18, 2013 | 7:58 AM EST

Shares of DVN now seen reaching $67, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on natural gas prices. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Brinker International numbers raised at UBS
Jan 18, 2013 | 7:59 AM EST

Shares of EAT now seen reaching $39, UBS said. Estimates also increased on improving SSS trends. Buy rating. 

Fifth Third numbers increased at Credit Suisse
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

FITB estimates were raised through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Leveraged finance is adding to overall loan growth. Outperform rating and new $17 price target. 

Bullish
Global Payments numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

Shares of GPN now seen reaching $57, Credit Suisse said. Estimates also lowered following encouraging investor day. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
IBM estimates, target upped at BMO
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:23 AM EST

IBM estimates were boosted through 2013, BMO Capital said. Company is cutting costs and will likely repurchase more shares. Market Perform rating and new $220 price target. 

Bullish
MasterCard numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

Shares of MA now seen reaching $575, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on solid fundamentals. Outperform rating.

Bullish
McDonald's numbers raised at UBS
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

Shares of MCD now seen reaching $100, UBS said. Estimates also increased as the US seems to be stabilizing. Buy rating. 

Palo Alto Networks added to Conviction List at Goldman
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:38 AM EST

PANW was added to the Conviction Buy List, Goldman Sachs said. $80 price target. Successfully replacing legacy vendors. 

Bullish
PNC Financial Services numbers raised at BMO
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

Shares of PNC now seen reaching $67, BMO Capital Markets said. Estimates also increased as core revenue better than expected. Market Perform rating. 

Bullish
Rock-Tenn Company target raised at Jefferies
Jan 18, 2013 | 7:54 AM EST

Shares of RKT now seen reaching $87, Jefferies said. Bias toward catalysts. Buy rating.

Bullish
Vitamin Shoppe numbers raised at JP Morgan
Jan 18, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

Shares of VSI now seen reaching $73, according to JP Morgan. Estimates also increased, as the company is accelerating square footage growth and improving merchandising. Overweight rating. 

Economics

Update
U. of Mich Consumer Conf.
Jan 18, 2013 | 6:53 AM EST

9:55am: U Mich Confidence, Jan., est. 75.0 (prior 72.9)

Meetings

Update
DPZ Investor Mtg.
Jan 18, 2013 | 7:18 AM EST

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