Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Autodesk upgraded at Goldman
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:13 AM EST

ADSK was upgraded from Sell to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. Company was also placed on the Conviction Buy list. $45 price target. Companyu is leveraged to an improving commercial construction market. 

Bearish
Alliant Techsystems downgraded at FBR
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:05 AM EST

ATK was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital Markets said. Valuation call.

 

Banner downgraded at DA Davidson
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

BANR was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, DA Davidson said. Valuation call, based on a $35 price target. 

Bullish
CF Industries upgraded at Dahlman
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

CF was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Dahlman Rose said. Industry should see positive newsflow heading into the Spring Application season.

Bearish
Cypress Semiconductor downgraded at Wunderlich
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:32 AM EST

CY was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Wunderlich said. $10 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts.

 

eBay upgraded at Bernstein
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

EBAY was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Bernstein said. $65 price target. Estimates also boosted, as new initiatives will drive growth. 

Flextronics downgraded at UBS
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

FLEX was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $7 price target. Execution challenges persist. 

Bearish
Goldman Sachs downgraded at Deutsche
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:09 AM EST

GS was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 50% since August.

Bearish
Goldman Sachs downgraded at Citigroup
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

GS was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $150 price target. Valuation call. 

Bearish
Janus downgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:17 AM EST

JNS was downgraded from Neutral to Underperform, Credit Suisse said. $8 price target. Company will likely see lower asset inflows. 

Bearish
Janus capital Group downgraded at Citigroup
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:59 AM EST

JNS was downgraded to Sell from Neutral, Citigroup said. $7.75 price target. Structural and valuation issues. 

Bullish
JP Morgan upgraded at Deutsche
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:08 AM EST

JPM was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $53 price target. Company is leveraged to a rebound in consumer loan growth and trades at a discount to its peers.

KLA-Tencor upgraded at Deutsche
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:11 AM EST

KLAC was upgraded from Sell to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $56 price target. Company has a strong balance sheet and dominant market position.

Bearish
Medtronic downgraded at Wunderlich
Jan 25, 2013 | 6:51 AM EST

MDT was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Wunderlich said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 13% year-to-date.

 

Bearish
Noble Corp downgraded at Jefferies
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:06 AM EST

Shares of NE downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $41 price target. 2013 guidance is poor.

Bearish
ONEOK Partners downgraded at Citigroup
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

OKS was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $60 price target. Limited upside after recent outperformance. 

Panera Bread upgraded at Miller Tabak
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:29 AM EST

PNRA was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Miller Tabak said. $190 price target. Company has the best sales prospects in the industry.

 

Bearish
Teradyne downgraded at Craig-Hallum
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

TER was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Craig-Hallum said. $17 price target. Company has limited near-term visibility. 

Bearish
United Continental downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:15 AM EST

UAL was downgraded to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. $22 price target.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
A.O. Smith numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

Shares of AOS now seen reaching $80, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on developing residential recovery. Buy rating.

Cirrus Logic numbers reduced at Sterne Agee
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

Shares of CRUS now seen reaching $42, according to Sterne Agee. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. Buy rating.

Bullish
W.W. Grainger target raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

Shares of GWW now seen reaching $245, Oppenheimer said. January to sales up from December. Outperform rating.

Hubbell target raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of HUBB now seen reaching $101, Oppenheimer said. Strong execution through challenging markets. Outperform rating.

Informatica estimates, target increased at BMO
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:01 AM EST

INFA estimates were raised through 2014, BMO Capital said. Company is leveraged to higher spending on data software. Market Perform rating.

JB Hunt Transport Services numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

Shares of JBHT now seen reaching $70, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on outperformance of intermodal. Hold rating.

Juniper estimates, target upped at BofA/Merrill
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:23 AM EST

JNPR estimates were boosted through 2014, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Higher sales are driving margin expansion. Buy rating and new $25 price target.

KLA-Tencor numbers boosted at Credit Suisse
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:25 AM EST

Shares of KLAC now seen reaching $63, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company is seeing higher customer spending.

Bullish
Lockheed Martin numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

Shares of LMT now seen reaching $95, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on smart capital allocation. Hold rating.

Bullish
Lockheed Martin numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:22 AM EST

Shares of LMT now seen reaching $93, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins. Neutral rating. 

Maxim Integrated numbers upped at BMO
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:03 AM EST

MXIM estimates were boosted through 2014, BMO Capital said. Company continues to execute well. Market Perform rating and new $30 price target. 

Oracle cut from Conviction Buy List at Goldman
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:40 AM EST

ORCL was removed from the Conviction Buy list, Goldman Sachs said. Company has limited earnings upside potential. $39 price target. 

Bullish
Resmed estimates, target increased at BMO
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

RMD estimates were raised through 2015, BMO Capital said. Company is seeing higher sales across the board. Market Perform rating and new $48 price target.

Swift Transportation numbers raised at UBS
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

Shares of SWFT now seen reaching $16, UBS said. Estimats also increased as company is expected to increase utilization further. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Stanley Black & Decker numbers raised at Keybanc
Jan 25, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

Shares of SWK now seen reaching $85, according to Keybanc. Estimates also increased, as the company is cutting costs. Buy rating.

Bullish
Union Pacific numbers boosted at Credit Suisse
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:21 AM EST

Shares of UNP now seen reaching $159, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company can continue to expand margins. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Zimmer estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:19 AM EST

Shares of ZMH now seen reaching $79, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, given higher expected knee growth. Neutral rating.

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