Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-07-29
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Change in Ratings

Bullish
Arthur J. Gallagher upgraded at KBW
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

AJG was upgraded to Outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $45 price target. Company is seeing strong organic growth and expanding margins. 

Bullish
Arthur J. Gallagher upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:40 AM EST

AJG was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company is carrying a lot of momentum into 2013. $41 price target. 

Bearish
CIT Group downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:54 AM EST

CIT was downgraded from Overweight to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. $46 price target. Management is turning the business around, but the company lacks near-term catalysts. 

Bearish
Comerica downgraded at Bernstein
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:59 AM EST

CMA was downgraded from Market Perform to Underperform, Bernstein Research said. Valuation call, based on a $27 price target. 

Citrix Systems upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:41 AM EST

CTXS was upgraded to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $84 price target. Cloud and mobility can continue to drive growth. 

Endo Health Solutions downgraded at Oppenheimer
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:23 AM EST

Shares of ENDP downgraded to Perform from Outperform, Oppenheimer said. Valuation call.

Bearish
Facebook downgraded at Citigroup
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:36 AM EST

FB was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $30 price target. Heavy investment mode. 

Bearish
Facebook downgraded at BMO
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:37 AM EST

FB was downgraded to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. Valuation call, based on a $32 price target. 

Bullish
Facebook upgraded at Pivotal
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:39 AM EST

FB was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Pivotal Research said. $36 price target. Visibility is improving for 2013. 

Bearish
Fusion-io downgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:52 AM EST

FIO was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $21 price target. Consensus revenue estimates need to move materially lower. 

Bullish
Fusion-io upgraded at Lazard
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

FIO was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Lazard Capital Markets said. $23 price target. Business is lumpy, but the stock is attractively valued at current levels. 

Bearish
Fusion-io downgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:44 AM EST

FIO was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $17 price target. Company lacks near-term visibility. 

Bearish
Hess Corp. downgraded at UBS
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:39 AM EST

HES was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $70 price target. Downgraded after recent rally. 

Intersil upgraded at JP Morgan
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:45 AM EST

ISIL was upgraded to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Sector is improving and the company is paying down debt. 

JDS Uniphase upgraded at Needham
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:06 AM EST

JDSU was upgraded to Buy from Hold, Needham said. $18 price target. Company is realizing higher margins and demand in Europe appears to have bottomed. 

 

Bearish
Keycorp downgraded at Bernstein
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

KEY was downgraded from Market Perform to Underperform, Bernstein Research said. $8 price target. Impact of higher interest rates is premature and exaggerated. 

Bearish
Las Vegas Sands downgraded at Craig-Hallum
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

LVS was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Craig-Hallum said. $54 price target. Valuation call, as Las Vegas remains weak. 

MB Financial upgraded at KBW
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:06 AM EST

MBFI was upgraded to Outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $26 price target. Loan growth appears to have turned and fee income is accelerating. 

Bearish
Murphy Oil downgraded at Societe Generale
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

MUR was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Societe Generale said. $66 price target. Company restructuring is done and the upstream business is lagging.

Bearish
Regions Financial downgraded at Bernstein
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:01 AM EST

RF was downgraded from Market Perform to Underperform, Bernstein Research said. $7 price target. Sector is not cheap on an earnings basis. 

Bearish
Regions Financial downgraded at Baird
Jan 31, 2013 | 6:50 AM EST

RF was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. $8 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 26% since mid-November. 

Research in Motion downgraded at Credit Suisse
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:43 AM EST

RIMM was downgraded from Neutral to Underperform, Credit Suisse said. $10 price target. Company faces a daunting product transition period. 

Zions Bancorporation downgraded at Bernstein
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:03 AM EST

ZION was downgraded from Market Perform to Underperform, Bernstein Research said. Valuation call, based on a $20 price target. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Align Technology numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of ALGN now seen reaching $36, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on demand trends re-accelerating. Buy rating.

Bullish
Avery Dennison numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

Shares of AVY now seen reaching $38, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, given the company's restructuring efforts. Underperform rating.  

Bullish
Boeing estimates, target increased at Credit Suisse
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

BA estimates were raised through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Company boosted its guidance. Outperform rating and new $87 price target. 

Bullish
ConAgra Foods numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

Shares of CAG now seen reaching $38, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on completion of acquisition. Buy rating.

Citrix Systems numbers boosted at Credit Suisse
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

Shares of CTXS now seen reaching $72.50, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given higher networking and cloud growth. Neutral rating. 

Citrix numbers raised at Jefferies
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of CTXS now seen reaching $85, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on mobility and networking growth. Buy rating.

Bearish
Facebook numbers lowered at Oppenheimer
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

Shares of FB now seen reaching $33, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on weaker fourth quarter mobile. Outperform rating.

Fortinet numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

Shares of FTNT now seen reaching $26, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on strong outlook. Outperform rating.

Bullish
L-3 Communications numbers boosted at Credit Suisse
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

Shares of LLL now seen reaching $77, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given the company's new guidance. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Las Vegas Sands numbers upped at BofA/Merrill
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

LVS estimates were boosted through 2014, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Cotai and Macau continue to drive growth. Buy rating and new $62 price target. 

Bullish
Northrop Grumman numbers upped at Credit Suisse
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:23 AM EST

NOC estimates were boosted through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Company can deliver higher margins. Neutral rating and new $72 price target. 

Bullish
Nucor Corp target raised at Jefferies
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

Shares of NUE now seen reaching $53, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on earnings beat. Hold rating.

Qualcomm estimates, target raised at BMO
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

Shares of QCOM now seen reaching $80, according to BMO Capital Markets. Estimates also increased, as the company is seeing higher demand and pricing. Outperform rating. 

Qualcomm numbers raised at Citigroup
Jan 31, 2013 | 7:36 AM EST

Shares of QCOM now seen reaching $81, Citigroup said. Estimates also increased as China and EM strong. Buy rating. 

Qualcomm Incorporated numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

Shares of QCOM now seen reaching $72, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on better than expect quarter. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Sensata Technologies numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:29 AM EST

Shares of ST now seen reaching $37, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on growth positioned for robust 2014. Perform rating.

Tractor Supply numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Jan 31, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

Shares of TSCO now seen reaching $110, according to Credit Suisse. Estimate also increased, as the company is carrying a lot of momentum into 2013. Neutral rating. 

Economics

Update
Employment Cost Index
Jan 31, 2013 | 6:20 AM EST

8:30am: Employment Cost Index, 4Q, est. 0.5% (prior 0.4%)

Update
Personal Income
Jan 31, 2013 | 6:21 AM EST

8:30am: Personal Income, Dec., est. 0.8% (prior 0.6%)

Update
Personal Spending
Jan 31, 2013 | 6:22 AM EST

8:30am: Personal Spending, Dec., est. 0.3% (prior 0.4%)

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Jan 31, 2013 | 6:22 AM EST

 8:30am: Initial Jobless Claims, Jan. 26, est. 350k (prior

    330k)

Update
NAPM- Milwaukee
Jan 31, 2013 | 6:23 AM EST

9:00am: NAPM-Milwaukee, Jan., est. 52.0 (prior 52.2)

Update
Chicago PMI
Jan 31, 2013 | 6:23 AM EST

9:45am: Chicago Purchasing, Jan., est. 50.5 (prior 50.0)

Meetings

Update
MON Investor Mtg.
Jan 31, 2013 | 6:52 AM EST

Monsanto Company Annual Shareholder Meeting - 2:30PM

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