Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Amgen downgraded at William Blair
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:38 AM EST

AMGN was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, William Blair said. 2013 could be a transitional year for the company. 

Bearish
Boyd Gaming downgraded at Goldman
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

BYD was downgraded to Sell from Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. High expectations for online gaming. 

Bearish
Capstead Mortgage downgraded at JMP
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:31 AM EST

CMO was downgraded to Market Perform from Market Outperform, JMP Securities said. Tighter spreads and greater interest rate uncertainty. 

Bearish
Cubic Corporation downgraded at Benchmark Company
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:36 AM EST

SHares of CUB downgraded to Hold from Buy, Benchmark said. $46 price target. Weaker than expected quarter.

Bearish
Facebook downgraded at Bernstein
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

FB as downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Bernstein Research said. Valuation call, based on a $27 price target. 

Bearish
Noble Energy downgraded at BMO
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

NBL was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform, BMO Capital Markets said. $115 price target. Valuation call.

Bearish
Ritchie Bros downgraded at BofA
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

RBA was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. $23 price target. Lack of further catalysts. 

Royal Gold upgraded at UBS
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:33 AM EST

RGLD was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, UBS said. $90 price target. Stock is attractive, following a 17% decline. 

Bullish
Smucker's upgraded at Bernstein Research
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:33 AM EST

Shares of SJM upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform, Bernstein said. $107 price target. Imminent rebound in margins.

Bearish
Questar downgraded at UBS
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:36 AM EST

STR was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, UBS said. Valuation call, based on $25.50 price target. 

Bearish
SunCoke Energy rated new Underperform at BofA
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

SXC was initiated with an Underperform rating, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. $17 price target. Cautious industry view.

Bullish
United Rentals rated new Buy at BofA
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

URI was initiated with a Buy rating, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. $66 price target. Rising rates, penetration and RSC synergies. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
Agilent estimates, target boosted at UBS
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:34 AM EST

Shares of A now seen reaching $51, according to UBS. Esitmates also upped, as the company can continue to gain market share in the coming quarters. 

Bullish
Bristol-Myers Squibb target raised at Jefferies
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

Shares of BMY now seen reaching $41, Jefferies said. A pivotal year for shaping long- term growth. Buy rating.

Bullish
Coventry Health Care numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:29 AM EST

Shares of CVH now seen reaching $46, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on appreciation reflected in stock portion of take-out. Hold rating.

Bullish
Eaton Vance numbers raised at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

Shares of EV now seen reaching $37, KBW said. Estimates also raised on expectations of positive flows. Market Perform rating.

Bullish
Jarden Corporation target raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of JAH now seen reaching $68, Oppenheimer said. Re-acceleration in sales should provide momentum. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Lazard numbers raised at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

Shares of LAZ now seen reaching $37, KBW said. Estimates also raised on strong revenue beat. Market Perform rating.

Nielsen Holdings numbers raised at Lazard Capital
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

Shares of NLSN now seen reaching $40, Lazard said. Estimates also raised on results supportive of capital return potential. Buy rating.

Semtech numbers raised at Lazard Capital
Feb 12, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

Shares of SMTC now seen reaching $39, Lazard said. Estimates also raised on design will pipeline. Buy rating.

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