Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-08-02
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Change in Ratings

Bullish
Franklin Resources upgraded at KBW
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:29 AM EST

BEN was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. Valuation call, based on a $160 price target. 

Columbia Sportswear downgraded at Citigroup
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

COLM was downgraded to Sell from Neutral, Citigroup said. $45 price target. Changing environment and negative upcoming catalysts. 

Copart downgraded at Baird
Feb 04, 2013 | 6:51 AM EST

CPRT was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. Valuation call, based on a $36 price target. 

 

Bearish
Chevron downgraded at UBS
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

CVX was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $120 price target. Valuation call. 

Google downgraded at BMO
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:01 AM EST

GOOG was downgraded to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. $790 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 39% since mid-June. 

Bearish
Hershey downgraded at Goldman
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

HSY was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, based on an $86 price target. Company was also cut from the Conviction Buy list. 

Bullish
Mead Johnson upgraded at Goldman
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

MJN was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. Company was also placed on the Conviction List. $95 price target. Company should see a material growth rebound in China. 

Melco Crown Entertainment upgraded at Jefferies
Feb 04, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

Shares of MPEL upgraded to Hold from Underperform, Jefferies said. $22.70 price target. Solid premium mas growth momentum.

Bearish
Merck downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

MRK was downgraded from Equal-weight to Underweight, Morgan Stanley said. Company may see near-term weakness in its clinical portfolio. 

Bearish
Merck downgraded at Leerink
Feb 04, 2013 | 7:43 AM EST

MRK was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Leerink Swann said. Company lacks near-term catalysts. 

Bullish
Norfolk Southern upgraded at Dahlman
Feb 04, 2013 | 7:35 AM EST

NSC was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Dahlman Rose said. $82 price target. Company is leveraged to higher met coal pricing. 

Perrigo upgraded at Morgan Stanley
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

PRGO was upgraded from Equal-weight to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. $125 price target. Nutritionals overhang has been lifted and the company has strong growth prospects. 

Perrigo upgraded at Canaccord
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

PRGO was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Canaccord said. $128 price target. Company trades at a discount valuation and can deliver higher near-term earnings. 

Charles Schwab downgraded at UBS
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

SCHW was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $17 price target. Too much enthusiasm in valuation. 

Bearish
Sandridge Energy downgraded at Ladenburg
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:06 AM EST

SD was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Ladenburg Thalmann said. $7 price target. Company could deliver lower oil production in the Mississippian.

 

Bullish
Sempra Energy upgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

SRE was upgraded to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Company can continue to outperform in 2013, with Latin America and LNG as the main growth drivers. 

Bullish
St. Jude Medical upgraded at Credit Suisse
Feb 04, 2013 | 7:45 AM EST

STJ was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $48 price target. Left investor meeting with a more favorable outlook for Durata. 

Bullish
Timken upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 04, 2013 | 7:37 AM EST

TKR was upgraded to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company is a well-run company that is leveraged to an eventual cyclical recovery. 

Bearish
Wesco International downgraded at UBS
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

WCC was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $75 price target. Few catalysts in the near term. 

Bearish
Wal-Mart downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

WMT was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $75 price target.

Bullish
Western Union upgraded at Deutsche
Feb 04, 2013 | 7:42 AM EST

WU was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $19 price target. Market is setting up well for a company turnaround.

Yahoo upgraded at Stifel
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

YHOO was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Stifel Nicolaus said. $25 price target. Alibaba and Yahoo Japan are rising in value. 

 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

AbbVie numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 04, 2013 | 7:58 AM EST

Shares of ABBV now seen reaching $45, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on Humira continues to squeeze the bears. Buy rating.

Cisco Systems numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

Shares of CSCO now seen reaching $24, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on solid checks. Outperform rating.

Deckers Outdoor numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

Shares of DECK now seen reaching $60, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on solid online trends and store checks. Buy rating.

Bullish
Emerson umbers raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

Shares of EMR now seen reaching $63, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on recovery of premium. Perform rating.

Bullish
FedEx added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:36 AM EST

FDX was placed on the US 1 list, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company is seeing positive volume trends and cutting costs. $122 price target. 

Bullish
Las Vegas Sands numbers raised at Morgan Stanley
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

Shares of LVS now seen reaching $60, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, given stronger growth in Macau. Overweight rating. 

Bullish
LyondellBasell numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

Shares of LYB now seen reaching $70, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on favorable 2013 backdrop. Buy rating.

Bearish
National Oilwell Varco numbers lowered at Jefferies
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:03 AM EST

Shares of NOV now seen reaching $86, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on longer- term rig tech conservatism. Buy rating.

Bullish
Newell Rubbermaid target raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

Shares of NWL now seen reaching $27, Oppenheimer said. Game plan on track. Outperform rating.

Petsmart added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
Feb 04, 2013 | 8:35 AM EST

PETM was placed on the US 1 list, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $85 price target. Company is leveraged to a favorable macro backdrop. 

Economics

Update
ISM New York
Feb 04, 2013 | 6:15 AM EST

9:45am: ISM New York, Jan. (prior 54.3)

Update
Factory Orders
Feb 04, 2013 | 6:15 AM EST

10am: Factory Orders, Dec., est. 2.2% (prior 0.0%)

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