Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-09-02
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Change in Ratings

TD Ameritrade downgraded at KBW
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

AMTD was downgraded to Market Perform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $20 price target. Company has limited earnings upside potential. 

Bullish
Alpha Natural upgraded at Dahlman
Jan 23, 2013 | 7:13 AM EST

ANR was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Dahlman Rose said. $12 price target. Company is leveraged to rising spot prices. 

 

Costco upgraded at Bernstein
Jan 23, 2013 | 7:59 AM EST

COST was upgraded from Underperform to Market Perform, Bernstein said. $102 price target. Company is seeing healthy sales growth and stable margins. 

Bullish
Walt Disney upgraded at B. Riley Caris
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:06 AM EST

DIS was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, B. Riley Caris said. $63 price target. Company should see higher theme park margins, higher rates at ESPN and a strong film slate. 

 

Bearish
Energen downgraded at Keybanc
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

EGN was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Natural gas prices will likely remain depressed. 

Bearish
Ford Motor downgraded at Deutsche
Jan 23, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

Rating on F was cut from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $15 price target. 

Bullish
Fidelity National Information Services rated new Buy at UBS
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

FIS was initiated with a Buy rating, UBS said. $42 price target. Shareholder friendly capital allocator with strong global footprint. 

Fiserv rated new Neutral at UBS
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

FISV was initiated with a Neutral rating, UBS said. $82 price target. Emerging growth focus, but shares fully valued. 

Bullish
Group 1 Automotive upgraded at Keybanc
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

GPI was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Keybanc said. $77 price target. Company is leveraged to higher domestic auto demand. 

 

Bearish
Hartford Financial downgraded at FBR
Jan 23, 2013 | 6:59 AM EST

HIG was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital Markets said. Valuation call, based on a $25 price target. 

 

Bullish
IBM upgraded at SocGen
Jan 23, 2013 | 7:52 AM EST

IBM was upgraded from Sell to Hold, Societe Generale said. $201 price target. Company boosted its guidance. 

Incyte Corporation downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

INCY was downgraded to Underweight from Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. $14 price target. MF survey shades upside opportunity. 

Bullish
Las Vegas Sands upgraded at Compass Point
Jan 23, 2013 | 6:57 AM EST

LVS was upgraded from Sell to Neutral, Compass Point said. $44 price target. Macro environment has stabilized and growth should re-accelerate in Macau. 

 

Middleby upgraded at Baird
Jan 23, 2013 | 6:55 AM EST

MIDD was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Robert Baird said. $154 price target. Checks show higher expected capital spending in the restaurant businsess. 

 

Bullish
NetSuite upgraded at Lazard
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

N was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Lazard said. $85 price target. Increased sales capacity should support continued beat and raise scenarios. 

Bearish
Northeast Utilities downgraded at Argus
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:24 AM EST

NU was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Argus said. Valuation call.

 

Bullish
Penske upgraded at Keybanc
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

PAG was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Keybanc said. $36 price target. Domestic auto demand appears to be increasing. 

Bearish
Synovus downgraded at Bernstein
Jan 23, 2013 | 7:57 AM EST

SNV was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Bernstein Research said. Valuation call, based on a $3 price target. 

Bullish
Questar upgraded at Citigroup
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

STR was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $25 price target. Southern Trails conversion will eventually come to fruition. 

Bullish
Verizon upgraded at Canaccord
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

VZ was upgraded to Buy, Canaccord Genuity said. $50 price target. Company can expand its wireless margins. 

Bullish
Walter Energy upgraded at Dahlman
Jan 23, 2013 | 7:11 AM EST

WLT was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Dahlman Rose said. $48 price target. Company is leveraged to better industry pricing.

 

Bearish
Exco Resources downgraded at Keybanc
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

XCO was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Natural gas prices will likely remain low. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Apple estimates, target reduced at FBR
Jan 23, 2013 | 7:01 AM EST

Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $675, according to FBR Capital Markets. Estimates also cut, as the company may continue to face margin pressure. Outperform rating. 

 

Bullish
Canadian National Railway numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:01 AM EST

Shares of CNI now seen reaching $84, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on improved cost management. Underperform rating.

Cree estimates, target raised at Lazard
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:23 AM EST

Shares of CREE now seen reaching $47, according to Lazard Capital Markets. Estimates also increased, given higher lighting demand. Buy rating. 

Cree target raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 23, 2013 | 7:53 AM EST

Shares of CREE now seen reaching $42, Oppenheimer said. Another positive quarter in a tough environment. Outperform rating.

Bullish
General Electric numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 23, 2013 | 7:55 AM EST

Shares of GE now seen reaching $25, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on backlog support for 2013. Outperform rating.

Google estimates, target lowered at BMO
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $790, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also cut, given the secular decline in online ad pricing. Outperform rating. 

Google numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 23, 2013 | 7:57 AM EST

Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $765, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on quarterly tax beat. Perform rating.

Google target raised at Jefferies
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:03 AM EST

Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $875, Jefferies said. Best positioned for opportunities in mobile. Buy rating.

Bullish
International Game numbers boosted at Credit Suisse
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

Shares of IGT now seen reaching $16, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given higher realized product sales. Neutral rating. 

Intuitive Surgical numbers raised at Lazard
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of ISRG now seen reaching $625, according to Lazard Capital Markets. Estimates also increased, as the company is seeing higher growth across the board. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Norfolk Southern target raised at Jefferies
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

Shares of NSC now seen reaching $74, Jefferies said. Solid earnings performance. Hold rating.

Bullish
Texas Instruments target raised at Jefferies
Jan 23, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

Shares of TXN now seen reaching $40, Jefferies said. Free cash flow 54% higher than net income. Buy rating.

Economics

Update
House Price Index
Jan 23, 2013 | 6:31 AM EST

9am: FHFA House Price Index MoM Nov. est. 0.7% (prior 0.5%)

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