Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bob Evans downgraded at Keybanc
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:41 AM EST

BOBE was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Have less confidence in near-term growth potential.

Buffalo Wild Wings upgraded at Keybanc
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:40 AM EST

BWLD was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Keybanc said. Valuation call, based on a $85 price target. 

Bullish
Chubb upgraded at Deutsche
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:27 AM EST

CB was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $90 price target. Company offers the best value in the industry.

Bearish
Flowserve downgraded at UBS
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

FLS was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $160 price target. Move to neutral while awaiting big projects. 

Bullish
Gamestop upgraded at Piper
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:25 AM EST

GME was upgraded to Overweight, Piper Jaffray said. Company is leveraged to a solid near-term release slate. $28 price target. 

Bearish
GNC downgraded at William Blair
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

GNC was downgraded to Market Perform, William Blair said. Company is facing difficult comps. 

Bearish
Healthsouth downgraded at Deutsche
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:30 AM EST

HLS was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $25 price target. 

Bullish
Hillshire Brands upgraded at DA Davidson
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

HSH was upgraded to Neutral, DA Davidson said. $32 price target. Estimates also raised as the company is cutting costs.

Harris Teeter downgraded at UBS
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

HTSI was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $42 price target. Following th right strategy, but costing more than expected. 

Bearish
Invesco downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Feb 01, 2013 | 6:39 AM EST

IVZ was downgraded from Overweight to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. $30 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts.

Bullish
Louisiana-Pacific upgraded at BMO
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:11 AM EST

LPX was upgraded from to Outperform, BMO Capital said. $24 price target. Stock is attractive, following a recent pullback.

Landstar downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:19 AM EST

LSTR was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $58 price target. Company has limited near-term visibility.

Bearish
Life Time Fitness downgraded at William Blair
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:23 AM EST

LTM was downgraded to Market Perform, William Blair said. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. 

Bearish
Mastercard downgraded at Wells
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:15 AM EST

MA was downgraded to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 131% since the beginning of 2011. 

Oracle upgraded at BMO
Feb 01, 2013 | 6:46 AM EST

ORCL was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, BMO Capital said. $43 price target. Sales growth outlook has improved materially. 

 

Paccar upgraded at Wells
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:14 AM EST

PCAR was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Wells Fargo said. Consensus earnings expectations now appear achievable.

Bearish
PulteGroup downgraded at Williams
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:24 AM EST

PHM was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Williams Financial said. 27% order growth fell short of expectations. $23 price target. 

Bearish
Constellation Brands downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

STZ was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $36 price target. Increased deal risk will likely hang over the stock.

Bearish
Constellation Brands downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:21 AM EST

STZ was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. DOJ decision adds uncertainty to the story. $33 price target.  

Bearish
Stryker downgraded at Mizuho
Feb 01, 2013 | 6:34 AM EST

SYK was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Mizuho said. Orthopedic market will likely remain lackluster in 2013.

 

Bullish
Thermo Fisher upgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:18 AM EST

TMO was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. $80 price target. Company's guidance appears conservative.

Bearish
Time Warner Cable downgraded at Deutsche
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:32 AM EST

TWC was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $99 price target. Company is seeing flat subscriber figures and a 10% increase in programming costs. 

Bearish
Time Warner Cable downgraded at Guggenheim
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:49 AM EST

TWC was downgraded to Neutral, Guggenheim said. $90 price target. Margin pressures will likely persist through 2014.

Bearish
Time Warner Cable downgraded at Wells
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:17 AM EST

TWC was downgraded to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance.

Bearish
United Parcel Service downgraded at Citigroup
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

UPS was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $83 price target. Stock has run and cost headwinds hit 2013. 

Bullish
Verizon upgraded at Piper
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:12 AM EST

VZ was upgraded to Overweight, Piper Jaffray said. $50 price target. Company is a market leader and returning cash to shareholders.

Bullish
WR Berkley upgraded at Deutsche
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:28 AM EST

WRB was upgraded from Sell to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $38 price target. 

Bearish
Zimmer downgraded at Mizuho
Feb 01, 2013 | 6:35 AM EST

ZMH was downgraded from Buy to Underperform, Mizuho said. Near-term expectations remain too high.

 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
Atwood Oceanics numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

Shares of ATW now seen reaching $60, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on reliable growth. Buy rating.

BE Aerospace numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

Shares of BEAV now seen reaching $61, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on solid long- term prospects. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Consol Energy numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Feb 01, 2013 | 7:46 AM EST

Shares of CNX now seen reaching $34, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is managing well through a difficult environment. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Hess Corporation numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:23 AM EST

Shares of HES now seen reaching $80, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on activist investor boosts valuation. Outperform rating.

Liquidity Services numbers lowered at Oppenheimer
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

Shares of LQDT now seen reaching $36, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on transitional 2013. Outperform rating.

Bearish
Potash target lowered at UBS
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

POT price target lowered to $48, UBS said. Offshore weakness continues. Buy rating. 

Elizabeth Arden numbers lowered at Oppenheimer
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

Shares of RDEN now seen reaching $45, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on on ugly quarter. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Wesco International target raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 01, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

Shares of WCC now seen reaching $89, Oppenheimer said. Leverage to economic acceleration spring- loaded. Outperform rating.

Meetings

Update
STJ Investor Mtg.
Feb 01, 2013 | 6:43 AM EST

St. Jude Medical, Inc. 2013 Investor Meeting - 8AM New York

Update
TSN Investor Mtg.
Feb 01, 2013 | 6:44 AM EST

Tyson Foods Annual Meeting of Shareholders - 11AM

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