Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-08-31
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Change in Ratings

Autodesk upgraded at Wedbush
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

ADSK was upgraded to Outperform from Neutral, Wedbush said. $45 price target. Positive checks and economic data. 

Bearish
Affiliated Managers Group downgraded at UBS
Jan 30, 2013 | 7:47 AM EST

AMG was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $155 price target. Valuation call. 

Buffalo Wild Wings rated new Neutral at Goldman
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:45 AM EST

BWLD was initiated with a Neutral rating, Goldman Sachs said. $82 price target. The company's hyper-growth period is waning. 

Bullish
Chesapeake Energy upgraded at Stifel
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

CHK was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Stifel Nicolaus said. $25 price target. Expect that some or all of the company's assets are now for sale, following the departure of the CEO.

 

Bearish
Ford Motor downgraded at Craig-Hallum
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:29 AM EST

Rating on F was cut from Buy to Hold, Craig-Hallum said. $14 price target. Slower demand in Europe continues to be a drag. 

Bearish
Harley-Davidson downgraded at Goldman
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:31 AM EST

HOG was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $58 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 24% since mid-October. 

Hub Group downgraded at Stifel
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

HUBG was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Valuation call, based on a $39 price target.

 

Bearish
Illinois Tool Works downgraded at BMO
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

ITW was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform, BMO said. $67 price target. Valuation call. 

OpenTable downgraded at Oppenheimer
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of OPEN downgraded to Perform form Outperform, Oppenheimer said. $54 price target. Valuation and risk of new product introduction.

Bearish
Potlatch downgraded at DA Davidson
Jan 30, 2013 | 7:51 AM EST

PCH was downgraded from Neutral to Underperform, DA Davidson said. Valuation call, based on a $40 price target. 

 

Select Comfort downgraded at Keybanc
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:37 AM EST

SCSS was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Company is investing more into future growth, which will limit near-term earnings growth. 

Bullish
Tempur-Pedic upgraded at Keybanc
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:38 AM EST

TPX was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Keybanc said. $48 price target. New products should help drive near-term growth. 

Bearish
US Bancorp downgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

USB was downgraded to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Company has narrowed the valuation gap with its peers. 

Bullish
Vanguard Health upgraded at Deutsche
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:33 AM EST

VHS was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $17 price target. 

Bullish
Waddell & Reed upgraded at Goldman
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:35 AM EST

WDR was upgraded to Neutral from Sell, Goldman Sachs said. $39 price target. Asset flows and margins are improving. 

Bearish
Yum! Brands downgraded at Bernstein
Jan 30, 2013 | 7:58 AM EST

YUM was downgraded to Market-Perform from Outperform, Bernstein said. $72 price target. Lowered outlook for China comps and unit growth. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
Allstate estimates, target raised at MKM
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:43 AM EST

Shares of ALL now seen reaching $55, according to MKM Partners. Estimates also increased, given better expected homeowners' results. Buy rating. 

Amazon.com target raised at Jefferies
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

Shares of AMZN now seen reaching $330, Jefferies said. Margin and operating income better than expected. Buy rating.

Amazon.com numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

Shares of AMZN now seen reaching $325, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on gross margin upside. Outperform rating.

Broadcom estimates, target cut at Nomura
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:40 AM EST

Shares of BRCM now seen reaching $35, according to Nomura. Estimates also reduced, given the company's new guidance. Buy rating.

Bullish
Boston Scientific numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

Shares of BSX now seen reaching $7, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on recent pipeline acquisitions. Perform rating.

Bullish
Continental Resources target rasied at Jefferies
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

Shares of CLR now seen reaching $98, Jefferies said. Adjusting ahead of the quarter. Buy rating.

Bullish
Canadian Pacific Railway numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

Shares of CP now seen reaching $105, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on solid revenues and better cost management. Hold rating.

Bullish
Salesforce.com target raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

Shares of CRM now seen reaching $200, Oppenheimer said. Gaining middleware share. Outperform rating.

Bearish
EMC numbers cut at BMO
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of EMC now seen reaching $28, BMO said. Estimates also lowered on quarterly results. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
International Paper target raised at UBS
Jan 30, 2013 | 7:36 AM EST

IP price target increased to $46, UBS said. Some upside if IP can deliver on runway. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Eli Lilly numbers raised at Citigroup
Jan 30, 2013 | 7:47 AM EST

Shares of LLY now seen reaching $60, Citigroup said. Estimates also increased as stronger base undervalues Ramucirumab call option. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Pentair target raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of PNR now seen reaching $57, Oppenheimer said. Plan in full swing. Perform rating.

Bullish
Valero numbers raised at Oppeneheimer
Jan 30, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

Shares of VLO now seen reaching $55, Oppeneheimer said. Estimates also raised on share buyback and dividend growth. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Valero numbers raised at UBS
Jan 30, 2013 | 7:38 AM EST

Shares of VLO now seen reaching $48, UBS said. Estimates also increased to reflect higher capture rates in Gulf Coast. Buy rating. 

Economics

Update
ADP Employment
Jan 30, 2013 | 6:44 AM EST

8:15am: ADP Employment Change, Jan., est. 165k (prior 215k)

Update
GDP
Jan 30, 2013 | 6:45 AM EST

8:30am: GDP QoQ (annualized), 4Q, est. 1.1% (prior 3.1%)

Update
Personal Consumption
Jan 30, 2013 | 6:45 AM EST

8:30am: Personal Consumption 4Q, est. 2.1% (prior 1.6%)

Update
Core PCE
Jan 30, 2013 | 6:46 AM EST

8:30am: Core PCE QoQ 4Q, est. 0.25% (prior 0.25%)

Update
FOMC Rate Decision
Jan 30, 2013 | 6:46 AM EST

2:15pm: FOMC Rate Decision

Meetings

Update
KMI Analyst Mtg.
Jan 30, 2013 | 7:14 AM EST

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Analyst Meeting - 9AM Houston, TX

Update
V Investor Mtg.
Jan 30, 2013 | 7:14 AM EST

 Visa Inc. 2013 Annual Shareholder Meeting - 11:30AM

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