Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-07-28
Format: 04:45

Change in Ratings

Bearish
Aaron's downgraded at Canaccord
Feb 07, 2013 | 6:56 AM EST

AAN was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Canaccord Genuity said. $30 price target. Rent-to-own industry remains under pressure. 

AbbVie rated new Neutral at Credit Suisse
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

ABBV was initiated with a Neutral rating, Credit Suisse said. $37 price target. Cross currents imply minimal stock movement from current price. 

Akamai Tech downgraded at Jefferies
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

Shares of AKAM downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $40 price target. Reinvestments tough on short- term outlook.

Bullish
Con-Way upgraded at Citigroup
Feb 07, 2013 | 7:58 AM EST

CNW was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $39 price target. Incremental margin and cost analysis suggests upside to 1H13 EPS. 

Bullish
Devry upgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:01 AM EST

DV was upgraded from Underweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Company is seeing higher enrollment rates. 

Fortune Brands Home & Security upgraded at KeyBanc
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

FBHS was upgraded to Buy from Hold, KeyBanc said. $38 price target. Company outgrows peers on the basis of its attractive market positions. 

Google downgraded at Pivotal
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

GOOG was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Pivotal Research said. Valuation call, based on an $820 price target. 

Google rated new Neutral at Sterne Agee
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

GOOG was initiated with a Neutral rating, Sterne Agee said. Company mays struggle to monetize its mobile business. 

Bearish
Johnson & Johnson downgraded at Credit Suisse
Feb 07, 2013 | 7:53 AM EST

JNJ was downgraded from Neutral to Underperform, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $73 price target. 

Bullish
Life Time Fitness upgraded at Stifel
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:06 AM EST

LTM was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Stifel Nicolaus said. $50 price target. Stock appears oversold at current levels. 

 

Bullish
Molycorp upgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 07, 2013 | 7:59 AM EST

MCP was upgraded from Underweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $6 price target. Capital raise removes near-term risks. 

Bearish
Owens Corning downgraded at KeyBanc
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

OC was downgraded to Hold from Buy, KeyBanc said. High growth expectations and past margin volatility. 

PACCAR downgraded at UBS
Feb 07, 2013 | 7:41 AM EST

PCAR was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $48 price target. Valuation call. 

Bearish
Pfizer downgraded at Credit Suisse
Feb 07, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

PFE was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. New analyst has a $29 price target. 

Bullish
Reliance Steel upgraded at Dahlman
Feb 07, 2013 | 7:41 AM EST

RS was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Dahlman Rose said. $89 price target. MUSA deal should add to earnings. 

Bearish
Stryker downgraded at Credit Suisse
Feb 07, 2013 | 7:55 AM EST

SYK was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $67 price target. 

Bearish
Teco Energy downgraded at Argus
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

TE was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Argus Research said. Company offered disappointing guidance. 

 

Bullish
Time Warner upgraded at Wedbush
Feb 07, 2013 | 7:57 AM EST

TWX was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Wedbush said. $60 price target. Company is realizing higher margins. 

ValueClick rated new Buy at Goldman
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:03 AM EST

VCLK was initiated with a Buy rating, Goldman Sachs said. $25 price target. Purest play on expected growth in programmatic tier of the display market. 

Vertex Pharmaceuticals rated new Outperform at Baird
Feb 07, 2013 | 6:51 AM EST

VRTX was initiated with an Outperform rating, Robert Baird said. $53 price target. Cystic Fibrosis franchise can drive growth. 

 

Viasat upgraded at Needham
Feb 07, 2013 | 6:54 AM EST

VSAT was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Needham said. $50 price target. Company is seeing better subscriber growth. 

 

Yahoo upgraded at Pivotal
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

YHOO was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Pivotal Research said. Yahoo Japan continues to grow in value. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
Allergan price target increased at Citigroup
Feb 07, 2013 | 7:57 AM EST

AGN price target raised to $124, Citigroup said. Core franchises continue to deliver double digit growth. Buy rating. 

Akamai Tech target lowered at Jefferies
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

Shares of AKAM now seen reaching $48, Oppenheimer said. Weakish quarterly report. Outperform rating.

Biogen Idec numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

Shares of BIIB now seen reaching $210, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on acquisition of Tysabri rights. Buy rating.

Bullish
Cummins target raised at UBS
Feb 07, 2013 | 7:44 AM EST

CMI price target increased to $135, UBS said. Opportunity to rally as investors were braced for cautious guidance. 

Bullish
Cummins target raised at Jefferies
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:03 AM EST

Shares of CMI now seen reaching $110, Jefferies said. Solid quarter and guidance. Hold rating.

Bullish
CVS Caremark numbers increased at Guggenheim
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

CVS estimates were raised through 2014, Guggenheim said. Company boosted its guidance. Buy rating and new $60 price target. 

Green Mountain numbers boosted at Lazard
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

Shares of GMCR now seen reaching $58, according to Lazard Capital Markets. Estimates also upped, given a better margin outlook. 

Bullish
W.R. Grace numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

Shares of GRA now seen reaching $90, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on solid earnings momentum. Buy rating.

InterActiveCorp estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

Shares of IACI now seen reaching $62, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given a deceleration of search growth. Outperform rating. 

Panera Bread target raised at Jefferies
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

Shares of PNRA now seen reaching $190, Jefferies said. Trends are quite steady vs peers. Buy rating.

Bullish
Ralph Lauren numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Feb 07, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of RL now seen reaching $198, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, given higher international growth and margin expansion. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Ralph Lauren numbers raised at UBS
Feb 07, 2013 | 7:47 AM EST

Shares of RL now seen reaching $195, UBS said. Estimates also increased on an accelerating top line story. Buy rating. 

Economics

Update
Nonfarm Productivity
Feb 07, 2013 | 6:23 AM EST

8:30am: Nonfarm Productivity, 4Q P, est. -1.4% (prior 2.9%)

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Feb 07, 2013 | 6:23 AM EST

8:30am: Initial Jobless Claims, Feb. 2 est. 360k (prior

    368k)

Update
Consumer Credit
Feb 07, 2013 | 6:24 AM EST

3pm: Consumer Credit, Dec., est. $14b (prior $16.045b)

Meetings

Stifel Technology Conf.
Feb 07, 2013 | 6:59 AM EST

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company Technology Conference (Day 3 of 3) - 02/05/13 - 02/07/13 San Francisco, CA

Update
Cowen Aerospace/Defense Conf.
Feb 07, 2013 | 7:01 AM EST

Cowen Aerospace/Defense Conference (Day 2 of 2) - 02/06/13 - 02/07/13 New York, NY

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