Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-09-05
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Change in Ratings

Appple downgraded at Jefferies
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:03 AM EST

Shares of AAPL downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $500 price target. Demand slowdown and margin pressure.

Bearish
Albermarle downgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 24, 2013 | 7:55 AM EST

ALB was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, based on a $67 price target. 

Bearish
Albermarle downgraded at Deutsche
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

ALB was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $70 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts. 

Bearish
Albemarle downgraded at Citigroup
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

ALB was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $71 price target. Weaker bromine trends. 

Altera downgraded at William Blair
Jan 24, 2013 | 7:57 AM EST

ALTR was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, William Blair said. Margins may have peaked as the company is facing product cycle headwinds. 

Bed Bath & Beyond upgraded at Oppenheimer
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

Shares of BBBY upgraded to Outperform from Perform, Oppenheimer said. $71 price target. One of best-run companies in retail.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals upgraded at Cantor
Jan 24, 2013 | 7:35 AM EST

CBST was upgraded from Sell to Hold, Cantor Fitzgerald said. Valuation call, based on a $38 price target. 

 

Bullish
Dillard's upgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

DDS was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $95 price target. Company is prepared for a shift in retail spending.  

Bullish
Emerson Electric upgraded at Deutsche
Jan 24, 2013 | 7:59 AM EST

EMR was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $68 price target. China and other emerging markets can continue to drive growth over the next several quarters. 

Bearish
Energizer downgraded at BMO
Jan 24, 2013 | 7:51 AM EST

ENR was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. $95 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 30% since August. 

Bearish
Flowserve downgraded at Wedbush
Jan 24, 2013 | 7:54 AM EST

FLS was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Wedbush said. $160 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 45% over the past year. 

Bearish
Molycorp downgraded at Dahlman
Jan 24, 2013 | 7:53 AM EST

MCP was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Dahlman Rose said. Company continues to increase its capital spending. $8.13 price target.

Netflix downgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

NFLX was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $132 price target. A lot of variability remains in the business model. 

Netflix upgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 24, 2013 | 7:52 AM EST

NFLX was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. $180 price target. Company is carrying a lot of momentum into 2013. 

Netflix upgraded at Lazard
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:01 AM EST

NFLX was upgraded to Buy, Lazard Capital Markets said. $200 price target. Once again appears that the company can deliver strong growth domestically. 

Bearish
Pilgrim's Pride downgraded at B Riley Caris
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:31 AM EST

PPC was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, B Riley Caris asid. Valuation call, based on a $9 price target. 

 

Ross Stores upgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

ROST was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $68 price target. Company should continue to benefit from a favorable operating environment. 

Sandisk upgraded at Needham
Jan 24, 2013 | 7:34 AM EST

SNDK was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Needham said. $60 price target. Company is realizing higher margins. 

 

Splunk rated new Outperform at BMO
Jan 24, 2013 | 6:54 AM EST

SPLK was initiated with an Outperform rating, BMO Capital said. $39 price target. Company should be able to capture more large enterprise deals. 

 

Symantec downgraded at Wunderlich
Jan 24, 2013 | 7:32 AM EST

SYMC was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Wunderlich said. $22 price target. Company's strategic turnaround will take time. 

 

Symantec downgraded at Stifel
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

SYMC was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Valuation call, as the company lacks near-term catalysts. 

 

Bearish
Tiffany downgraded at Canaccord
Jan 24, 2013 | 6:51 AM EST

TIF was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Canaccord Genuity said. $58 price target. Sales momentum continues to decelerate in an uncertain economy.

 

Veeco Instruments downgraded at UBS
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

VECO was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $34 price target. China MOCVD demand likely remains lower than expected. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Apple numbers lowered at Oppenheimer
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $600, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on disappointing guidance. Outperform rating.

Apple estimates, target reduced at BMO
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

AAPL estimates were cut through 2014, BMO Capital said. Company lowered its guidance. Outperform rating and new $580 price target. 

Apple numbers cut at UBS
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $600, UBS said. Estimates also lowered on mediocre outlook. Buy rating. 

Apple estimates, target cut at Sterne Agee
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $715, according to Sterne Agee. Estimates also reduced, given the company's new guidance. Buy rating. 

Apple numbers cut at Citigroup
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:06 AM EST

Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $500, Citigroup said. Estimates also lowered on weaker iPhone shipments. Neutral rating. 

Abbvie estimates, target boosted at BMO
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

Shares of ABBV now seen reaching $41, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also upped, given highrer Humira growth. Outperform rating.

Amgen target raised at Bernstein
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

AMGN price target increased to $101, Bernstein said. Solid quarter, but lacking near term catalysts. Market Perform rating. 

Bearish
Baker Hughes numbers cut at BMO
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

Shares of BHI now seen reaching $43, BMO Capital Markets said. Estimates also lowered on outlook which lacks sense of urgency. Market Perform rating. 

Bullish
Baker Hughes target raised at Jefferies
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

Shares of BHI now seen reaching $48, Jefferies said. DCF mechanics. Hold rating.

Bullish
Colgate-Palmolive added to US Focus List at Credit Suisse
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

CL was added to the US Focus List, Credit Suisse said. Company can deliver industry-leading growth. 

F5 Networks numbers raised at Citigroup
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of FFIV now seen reaching $125, Citigroup said. Estimates also increased on potential 2H13 growth reacceleration. Buy rating. 

Bullish
McDonald's estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

Shares of MCD now seen reaching $102, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company appears to be gaining market share in the U.S. Outperform rating

Bullish
McDonald's numbers raised at BMO
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

Shares of MCD now seen reaching $98, BMO Capital Markets said. Estimates also increased on solid quarter. Market Perform rating. 

Bearish
Newmont Mining Corp numbers lowered at Jefferies
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

Shares of NEM now seen reaching $44, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on long- term guidance has been overoptimistic. Hold rating.

Netflix estimates, target increased at BMO
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

NFLX estimates were raised through 2014, BMO Capital said. Company is seeing higher subscriber growth. Market Perform rating and new $135 price target. 

Netflix numbers raised at Citigroup
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

Shares of NFLX now seen reaching $160, Citigroup said. Estimates also increased on clean beat and raise 4Q results. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Rock-Tenn Company target raised at Jefferies
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

Shares of RKT now seen reaching $93, Jefferies said. Improved execution. Buy rating.

Sandisk estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of SNDK now seen reaching $55, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Stryker Corp target raised at Jefferies
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

Shares of SYK now seen reaching $66, Jefferies said. Encouraging signs in the quarter. Hold rating.

Bullish
Stryker numbers raised at BMO
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

Shares of SYK now seen reaching $65, BMO Capital Markets said. Estimates also increased folliwng a good recon quarter. Market Perform rating. 

Symantec Corporation numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

Shares of SYMC now seen reaching $25, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on second straight strong quarter. Outperform rating.

Bullish
United Technologies target raised at Jefferies
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

Shares of UTX now seen reaching $96, Jefferies said. BRICs are delivering. Buy rating.

Bullish
United Technologies numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:24 AM EST

Shares of UTX now seen reaching $94, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is seeing higher Aero systems growth. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Varian Medical Systems numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of VAR now seen reaching $80, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on leadership position within the market. Buy rating.

Bullish
Western Digital numbers upped at BofA/Merrill
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:23 AM EST

WDC estimates were boosted through 2014, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company boosted its guidance. Neutral rating and new $52 price target. 

Economics

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Jan 24, 2013 | 6:35 AM EST

8:30am: Initial Jobless Claims, Jan. 19, est. 355k (prior

    335k)

Update
PMI
Jan 24, 2013 | 6:35 AM EST

8:58am: Markit US PMI, Jan. preliminary, est. 53 (prior 54)

Update
Leading Economic Indicators
Jan 24, 2013 | 6:36 AM EST

10am: Leading Indicators, Dec., est. 0.4% (prior -0.2%)

Update
KC Fed Mfg.
Jan 24, 2013 | 6:36 AM EST

11am: Kansas City Fed Manufacturing, Jan., est. 1 (prior -2)

Meetings

Update
APD Investor Mtg.
Jan 24, 2013 | 6:59 AM EST

Air Products Annual Meeting of Shareholders - 2PM

COST Investor Mtg.
Jan 24, 2013 | 6:58 AM EST

Costco Wholesale Corporation Annual Shareholder Meeting - 7PM

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