Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bearish
Arch Coal downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 06, 2013 | 7:45 AM EST

ACI was downgraded to Neutarl, JP Morgan said. Company has high financial leverage. 

Bullish
Allergan upgraded at JMP
Feb 06, 2013 | 7:42 AM EST

AGN was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, JMP Securities said. $135 price target. Company is seeing higher demand for Botox. 

Bearish
Alliant Techsystems downgraded at Keybanc
Feb 06, 2013 | 7:49 AM EST

ATK was downgraded from Hold to Underweight, Keybanc said. $54 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 48% since mid-2012. 

CH Robinson downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 06, 2013 | 7:51 AM EST

CHRW was downgraded from Buy to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $60 price target. Company will struggle to meet its long-term growth targets. 

Dell upgraded at Citigroup
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

DELL was upgraded to Neutral from Sell, Citigroup said. $13.65 price target. High liklihood of deal completion.

Bullish
Electronic Arts upgraded at Sterne Agee
Feb 06, 2013 | 7:41 AM EST

EA was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $22 price target. Investor focus is shifting toward the next console cycle. 

Express upgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 06, 2013 | 7:48 AM EST

EXPR was upgraded to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Trends are stabilizing and the company is facing easier comparisons. 

Bullish
Foot Locker rated new Outperform at Baird
Feb 06, 2013 | 6:54 AM EST

FL was initiated with an Outperform rating, Robert Baird said. $45 price target. Strong basketball shoe trends will likely drive near-term growth. 

 

First Solar rated new Buy at Citigroup
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

FSLR was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said. $41 price target. Gaining exposure in sustainable growth regions. 

Bullish
Gannett Co. upgraded at Citigroup
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

GCI was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $22 price target. Unappreciated near term catalysts.

Hologic downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 06, 2013 | 7:50 AM EST

HOLX was downgraded to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $24 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 22% over the past two months. 

Bullish
Marsh & McLennan upgraded at Goldman
Feb 06, 2013 | 7:43 AM EST

MMC was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $40 price target. Pricing trends are improving and the stock has lagged its peers. 

Bearish
Mineral Technologies downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 06, 2013 | 7:44 AM EST

MTX was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Caluation call, as the stock gained 41% last year.

PDC Energy upgraded at Miller Tabak
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

PDCE was upgraded to Buy, Miller Tabak said. $50 price target. Company posted a huge reserve report and is seeing improved liquidity. 

Silgan Holdings downgraded at Citigroup
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

SLGN was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $49 price target. High quality franchise, but fairly valued. 

SunPower rated new Buy at Citigroup
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

SPWR was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said. $12 price target. Industry leading efficiency panels. 

Trimble downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 06, 2013 | 7:46 AM EST

TRMB was downgraded to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Company faces macro uncertainties. 

Bullish
MEMC Electronic rated new Buy at Citigroup
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

WFR was initiated with a Buy rating, Citigroup said. $5.40 price target. Gaining exposure in sustainable growth regions. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bearish
Automatic Data numbers reduced at BMO
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

Shares of ADP now seen reaching $65, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also cut, as the company is seeing higher costs and continues to be hurt by lower interest rates. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Allergan numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

Shares of AGN now seen reaching $100, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on resiliency of model in the fourth quarter. Hold rating.

Bullish
Alliant Techsystems numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:01 AM EST

Shares of ATK now seen reaching $65, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on solid and diverse quarterly gains. Hold rating.

Cerner Corporation numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of CERN now seen reaching $54, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on bookings delivering upside. Underperform rating.

Cerner estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:33 AM EST

Shares of CERN now seen reaching $88, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is carrying a lot of earnings momentum into the new year. Neutral rating. 

Cerner Corporation numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:03 AM EST

Shares of CERN now seen reaching $97, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on better than expected bookings. Buy rating.

Bullish
Church & Dwight target raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

Shares of CHD now seen reaching $67, Oppenheimer said. Fourth quarter momentum likely to continue into 2013. Outperform rating.

CH Robinson Worldwide numbers lowered at Jefferies
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

Shares of CHRW now seen reaching $61, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on volatile freight and spot rate declines. Hold rating.

Bullish
Chipotle estimates, target upped at Lazard
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

CMG estimates were boosted through 2014, Lazard Capital Markets said. Expect margins to improve in the coming quarters. Buy rating and new $393 price target. 

Bullish
Computer Sciences numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

Shares of CSC now seen reaching $48, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on continued turnaround progress. Hold rating.

Cisco Systems target boosted at BMO
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of CSCO now seen reaching $25, according to BMO Capital. Expect the company to deliver another solid quarter later this month. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Disney estimates, target raised at JP Morgan
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:24 AM EST

Shares of DIS now seen reaching $63, according to JP Morgan. Estimates also increased, given higher media and cable networks results. Overweight rating. 

Bullish
Eaton target raised at Jefferies
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

Shares of ETN now seen reaching $65, Jefferies said. Better than expected sales and higher operating margins. Hold rating.

Expedia estimates, target raised at Piper
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

Shares of EXPE now seen reaching $73, according to Piper Jaffray. Estimates also increased, as international growth remains strong. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Kellogg Company numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

Shares of K now seen reaching $60, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on strong revenue growth. Hold rating.

Bullish
Kellogg estimates, target increased at BMO
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

K estimates were raised through 2014, BMO Capital said. Sales trends are improving in North America. Market Perform rating and new $63 price target. 

Bearish
Yum Brands numbers cut at Credit Suisse
Feb 06, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

Shares of YUM now seen reaching $67, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given the company's new guidance. Outperform rating. 

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Feb 06, 2013 | 6:57 AM EST

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