Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-08-04
Format: 10:10

Change in Ratings

Bullish
Advance Auto Parts upgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 08, 2013 | 7:54 AM EST

AAP was upgraded to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Company can gain market share in an industry that's likely to see a soft landing in 2013.

Bullish
Aecom upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 08, 2013 | 7:47 AM EST

ACM was upgraded from Underperform to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $35 price target. Company is seeing a solid recovery in free cash flow. 

Activision Blizzard upgraded at Sterne Agee
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

ATVI was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $17 price target. Company is positioned well for the next business cycle and the company will likely buy back a significant amount of shares. 

Biogen Idec upgraded at Citigroup
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

BIIB was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $187 price target. Expecting a solid Tecfidera launch. 

Celgene rated new Outperform at JMP
Feb 08, 2013 | 7:46 AM EST

CELG was initiated with an Outperform rating, JMP Securities said. $130 price target. Company is a market leader and can continue to deliver solid growth. 

Bullish
Discover upgraded at Credit Suisse
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

DFS was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $47 price target. Company can deliver the best growth in the industry at the lowest valuation. 

Bullish
DSW rated new Buy at Sterne Agee
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

Coverage of DSW was started with a Buy rating, Sterne Agee said. $75 price target. Company is a market leader and can deliver above-average growth for the foreseeable future. 

Bullish
Guess upgraded at Wedbush
Feb 08, 2013 | 7:41 AM EST

GES was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Wedbush said. $34 price target. There are early signs that the business is turning around in North America.

Bearish
Gartner downgraded at Piper
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

IT was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. Valuation call, based on a $52 price target. 

Bullish
Annaly Capital upgraded at Sterne Agee
Feb 08, 2013 | 7:42 AM EST

NLY was upgraded from Underperform to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. Valuation call, based on a $14.25 price target. 

Nuance downgraded at Needham
Feb 08, 2013 | 7:30 AM EST

NUAN was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Needham said. Company is seeing lower international sales and demand from healthcare customers. 

 

Bullish
MetroPCS upgraded at Nomura
Feb 08, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

PCS was upgraded from Reduce to Neutral, Nomura said. $9.50 price target. Worst news appears to be behind the company.

Riverbed downgraded at Cantor
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

RVBD was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Cantor Fitzgerald said. $20 price target. Core products are showing little growth. 

Riverbed downgraded at FBR
Feb 08, 2013 | 6:29 AM EST

RVBD was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital Markets said. $20 price target. Company is seeing lower core sales. 

Teva downgraded at Canaccord
Feb 08, 2013 | 7:44 AM EST

TEVA was downgraded to Hold, Canaccord Genuity said. $45 price target. Company turnaround is taking longer than expected. 

Bearish
Trinity Industries downgraded at UBS
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

TRN was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $41 price target. Continued growth in tank car orders increasingly challenging. 

Bullish
Westlake Chemical upgraded at UBS
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

WLK was upgraded to Netural from Sell, UBS said. $90 price target. Softer ethane pricing outlook. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Biogen Idec numbers increased at Credit Suisse
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

BIIB estimates were raised through 2016, Credit Suisse said. Tysabri deal should add to earnings. Outperform rating and new $185 price target. 

Bullish
Cigna numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 08, 2013 | 7:47 AM EST

Shares of CI now seen reaching $71, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on its upward 2013 revision. Buy rating.

Cisco target raised at Citigroup
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

CSCO price target raised to $24, Citigroup said. Continued execution in an improving macro environment. Buy rating. 

Coinstar estimates, target cut at JP Morgan
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

CSTR estimates were reduced through 2014, JP Morgan said. Company is seeing lower sales. Neutral rating and new $51 price target. 

Bullish
Eastman Chemical target raised at Jefferies
Feb 08, 2013 | 7:48 AM EST

Shares of EMN now seen reaching $79, Jefferies said. Favorable pricing in 2013. Hold rating.

Google added to Best Ideas List at Morgan Stanley
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:06 AM EST

GOOG was placed on the Best Ideas List, according to Morgan Stanley. Company can deliver 15% compound annual free cash flow growth over the next five years. $932 price target. 

Bullish
CarMax numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 08, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

Shares of KMX now seen reaching $46, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on attractive market share growth. Outperform rating.

LinkedIn estimates, target raised at BMO
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:31 AM EST

Shares of LNKD now seen reaching $130, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also increased, as new products are driving growth. Market Perform rating. 

Microchip estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:24 AM EST

Shares of MCHP now seen reaching $40, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is seeing higher core demand and benefits from acquisitions. Outperform rating.

Microchip Technology numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 08, 2013 | 7:53 AM EST

Shares of MCHP now seen reaching $41, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on fourth quarter beat. Buy rating.

Bullish
Martin Marietta numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 08, 2013 | 7:50 AM EST

Shares of MLM now seen reaching $114, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised stronger demand enabling fourth quarter beat. Buy rating.

Bullish
NCR estimates, target boosted at JP Morgan
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

Shares of NCR now seen reaching $37, according to JP Morgan. Estimates also upped, given the company's new guidance. Overweight rating. 

OpenTable numbers lowered at Oppenheimer
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

Shares of OPEN now seen reaching $49, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on slowing earnings growth. Perform rating.

Patterson-UTI numbers upped at BMO
Feb 08, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

PTEN estimates were boosted through 2014, BMO Capital said. Company is seeing higher demand for pressure pumping. Outperform rating and new $25 price target. 

Economics

Update
Trade Balance
Feb 08, 2013 | 6:31 AM EST

 8:30am: Trade Balance, Dec., est. -$46b (prior -$48.7b)

Update
Wholesale Inventories
Feb 08, 2013 | 6:32 AM EST

10am: Wholesale Inventories, Dec., est. 0.4%  (prior 0.6%)

Meetings

Update
GLW Analyst Mtg.
Feb 08, 2013 | 6:40 AM EST

 Corning Incorporated Analyst Meeting - 9AM New York, NY

Update
MAT Analyst Mtg.
Feb 08, 2013 | 6:40 AM EST

Mattel 2013 Analyst Meeting - 1:30PM 

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