Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bullish
Abercrombie & Fitch upgraded at BMO
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:48 AM EST

ANF was upgraded to Outperform, BMO Capital said. $61 price target. Company's domestic outlook is improving. 

Bullish
Caterpillar upgraded at BMO
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:46 AM EST

CAT was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, BMO Capital said. $130 price target. Worst news appears to be behind the company. 

Equinix downgraded at Citigroup
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:48 AM EST

EQIX was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $240 price target. Risk reward scenario has become more balanced. 

Fifth Third upgraded at Wells
Jan 29, 2013 | 6:50 AM EST

FITB was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Wells Fargo said. Company should see improving returns and deliver greater capital flexibility. 

Fortinet downgraded at Wunderlich
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:14 AM EST

FTNT was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Wunderlich said. $22 price target. Company will likely face increased competition in the coming quarters. 

 

Interxion Holding downgraded at Citigroup
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:55 AM EST

INXN was downgraded to Netural from Buy, Citigroup said. $25 price target. Challenging business environment in Europe may restrain revenue growth prospects. 

Bullish
KB Home upgraded at Compass Point
Jan 29, 2013 | 6:32 AM EST

KBH was upgraded to Buy, Compass Point said. $20.50 price target. Company has addressed its liquidity concerns. 

 

Bullish
Lennar upgraded at Compass Point
Jan 29, 2013 | 6:34 AM EST

LEN was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Compass Point said. Valuation call, based on a $49.50 price target. 

 

Bearish
MGM Resorts downgraded at Deutsche
Jan 29, 2013 | 6:52 AM EST

MGM was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $13 price target. 

Norwegian Cruise rated new Buy at Stifel
Jan 29, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

NCLH was initiated with a Buy rating, Stifel Nicolaus said. $33 price target. Cruise industry should see multiple years of yield expansion.

Bearish
NCR downgraded at Compass Ppint
Jan 29, 2013 | 6:38 AM EST

NCR was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Compass Point said. $30 price target. Valuation call, as the stock has made a strong run since October. 

 

Bearish
Pandora downgraded at Wedbush
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:25 AM EST

Rating on P was cut from Outperform to Neutral, Wedbush said. $11.50 price target. Company may see higher competition on royalty rates. 

Bearish
PNC Financial downgraded at Wells
Jan 29, 2013 | 6:49 AM EST

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

Bullish
Standard Pacific upgraded at Compass Point
Jan 29, 2013 | 6:36 AM EST

SPF was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Compass Point said. $10.25 price target. Company is leveraged to key housing markets that are rebounding. 

Bullish
Tyson Foods upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Jan 29, 2013 | 6:56 AM EST

TSN was upgraded from Underperform to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $27 price target. Company is leveraged to improved chicken and beef fundamentals. 

Bearish
VMWare downgraded at Sterne Agee
Jan 29, 2013 | 6:54 AM EST

VMW was downgraded to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. $86 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts. 

Bearish
VMWare downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Jan 29, 2013 | 6:58 AM EST

VMW was downgraded to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. Company is facing a lengthy transition period. 

Bearish
VMWare downgraded at Piper
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:23 AM EST

VMW was downgraded Overweight to Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. $90 price target. Company offered disappointing revenue guidance. 

Bearish
VMWare downgraded at MKM
Jan 29, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

VMW was downgraded to Neutral, MKM Partners said. $77 price target. New product growth will likely decelerate in 2013.

Bearish
VMWare downgraded at Wunderlich
Jan 29, 2013 | 6:45 AM EST

VMW was downgraded to Hold, Wunderlich said. $75 price target. Company materially lowered its near-term guidance. 

 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Air Methods target raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 29, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

Shares of AIRM now seen reaching $49, Oppenheimer said. Positioned to benefit from structural changes. Outperform rating.

Biogen Idec numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 29, 2013 | 8:01 AM EST

Shares of BIIB now seen reaching $187, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on strong 2013 outlook. Buy rating.

Bullish
Caterpillar target raised at Jefferies
Jan 29, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

Shares of CAT now seen reaching $95, Jefferies said. Orders have bottomed in 4Q. Hold rating.

Dunkin Brands numbers raised at UBS
Jan 29, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

Shares of DNKN now seen reaching $41, UBS said. Estimates also increased on faster than expected acceleration of unit development. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Facebook estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:11 AM EST

Shares of FB now seen reaching $31, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company is seeing better mobile monetization. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Honeywell International numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 29, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

Shares of HON now seen reaching $80, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on growing margins. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Hershey Foods numbers raised at Citigroup
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:50 AM EST

Shares of HSY now seen reaching $89, Citigroup said. Significant upside to consensus 2013 EPS exists. 

Illumina estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:09 AM EST

Shares of ILMN now seen reaching $59, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, as the company lowered its guidance. 

Bullish
3M numbers raised at UBS
Jan 29, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

Shares of MMM now seen reaching $110, UBS said. Estimates also increased on solid 4Q organic growth. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Roper Industries numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 29, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

Shares of ROP now seen reaching $130, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on operating leverage. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Seagate estimates, target upped at BMO
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:49 AM EST

STX estimates were boosted through 2014, BMO Capital said. Company is leveraged to a more stable pricing environment. Market Perform rating and new $35 price target. 

Bullish
Travelers numbers raised at UBS
Jan 29, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

Shares of TRV now seen reaching $85, UBS said. Estimates also increased as rate momentum should lead to improved ROE. Buy rating. 

Bearish
VMware numbers lowered at Jefferies
Jan 29, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

Shares of VMW now seen reaching $95, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on  2013 guidance fall. Hold rating.

Yahoo estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:06 AM EST

Shares of YHOO now seen reaching $21, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is seeing lower acquisition costs. Neutral rating. 

Yahoo numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 29, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

Shares of YHOO now seen reaching $22, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on solid 4Q results. Perform rating.

Zions Bancorporation numbers increased at Sterne Agee
Jan 29, 2013 | 7:27 AM EST

ZION estimates were raised through 2014, Sterne Agee said. Company has healthy loan pipelines and can cut its cost of capital. Neutral rating and new $24 price target. 

Economics

Update
S&P CaseShiller
Jan 29, 2013 | 5:40 AM EST

9am: S&P/CS 20 City M/m, Nov. est. 0.7% (prior 0.66%)

Update
Consumer Confidence
Jan 29, 2013 | 5:40 AM EST

10am: Consumer Confidence, Jan., est. 64.0 (prior 65.1)

Meetings

Update
BDX Investor Mtg.
Jan 29, 2013 | 6:19 AM EST

 BD Annual Shareholder Meeting - 1PM

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