Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Aruba Networks upgraded at Morgan Stanley
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:39 AM EST

ARUN was upgraded to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. $28 price target. Company is realizing higher margins. 

Bearish
Colgate-Palmolive rated new Sell at Canaccord
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:25 AM EST

Coverage of CL was started with a Sell rating, Canaccord Genuity said. Valuation call, based on a $102 price target.

Bearish
Centurylink downgraded at Nomura
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:37 AM EST

CTL was downgraded to Reduce, Nomura said. $30 price target. Company has a lower free cash flow outlook and lowered its dividend. 

Bearish
Centurylink downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:23 AM EST

CTL was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $38 price target. Valuation call, following the company's dividend cut. 

Bearish
Edison International downgraded at Jefferies
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:29 AM EST

Shares of EIX downgraded to Underperform from Hold, Jefferies said. $40.50 price target. Delay to the restart of San Onofre.

Bearish
Entergy downgraded at UBS
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

ETR was downgraded to Sell from Neutral, UBS said. $55 price target. Challenging regulatory calendar. 

EZchip Semiconductor upgraded at Oppenheimer
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

Shares of EZCH upgraded to Outperform from Perform, Oppenheimer said. $31 price target. Favorable risk- reward.

Sourcefire upgraded at UBS
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

FIRE was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, UBS said. $54 price target. Concerns around federal may be overdone. 

Bearish
FMC Technologies downgraded at SocGen
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

FTI was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Societe Generale said. $55 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 25% since late December. 

Bearish
Hyatt Hotels downgraded at FBR
Feb 14, 2013 | 6:51 AM EST

Rating on H was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital Markets said. Company faces multiple growth headwinds. 

 

Bullish
Ingram Micro upgraded at Needham
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:09 AM EST

IM was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Needham said. $22 price target. Company is leveraged to higher IT spending. 

Itron downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:21 AM EST

ITRI was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $45.50 price target. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. 

Bearish
Medtronic downgraded at Lazard
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:27 AM EST

MDT was downgraded to Neutral, Lazard Capital Markets said. Stock is up 30% over the past 8 months and the company lacks near-term catalysts. 

Bullish
Nabors Industries upgraded at Goldman
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:28 AM EST

NBR was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. Company was also placed on the Conviction List. Valuation call, based on a $23 price target. 

Bullish
ServiceNow upgraded at UBS
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

NOW was upgraded to Buy from Sell, UBS said. $36 price target. Platform should drive upside to estimates. 

Nvidia downgraded at Needham
Feb 14, 2013 | 6:53 AM EST

NVDA was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Needham said. Company is seeing lower Tegra demand. 

 

Bullish
Procter & Gamble rated new Buy at Canaccord
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:24 AM EST

PG was initiated with a Buy rating, Canaccord said. $87 price target. Company is cutting costs across the board. 

Bankrate downgraded at Citigroup
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:38 AM EST

RATE was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $12 price target. Challenges in lead gen. 

Bearish
Rockwell Automation downgraded at Bernstein
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:32 AM EST

ROK was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Bernstein said. $97 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 29% over the past six months. 

Tripadvisor downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:35 AM EST

TRIP was downgraded from Overweight to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. $42 price target. 2013 will be an investment year for the company. 

Tractor Supply rated new Buy at UBS
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

TSCO was initiated with a Buy rating, UBS said. $117 price target. Few retailers have the chance to double its market share. 

Bullish
Whiting Petroleum upgraded at BMO
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

WLL was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, BMO Capital said. $60 price target. Company has more drilling inventory than the market gives it credit for. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Blackbaud target raised at Jefferies
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

Shares of BLKB now seen reaching $28, Jefferies said. Better margins in 4Q12 guidance. Hold rating.

Bullish
Deere estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:40 AM EST

Shares of DE now seen reaching $104, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, given better Farm growth. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Deere numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:33 AM EST

Shares of DE now seen reaching $90, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on strong first quarter. Hold rating.

Bullish
FMC Technologies numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:35 AM EST

Shares of FTI now seen reaching $50, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on more margin growth in subsea on pricing. Hold rating.

Bullish
Lorillard estimates, target increased at BofA/Merrill
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:46 AM EST

LO estimates were raised through 2014, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company is seeing higher demand for e-cigarettes. Neutral rating and new $42 price target. 

Bullish
Murphy Oil numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

Shares of MUR now seen reaching $75, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on compelling valuation. Outperform rating.

NetApp numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:37 AM EST

Shares of NTAP now seen reaching $35, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on continued good execution. Hold rating.

Sandisk estimates, target boosted at Lazard
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:42 AM EST

Shares of SNDK now seen reaching $58, according to Lazard. Estimates also upped, given a lower supply outlook in the memory market. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Valmont estimates, target upped at DA Davidson
Feb 14, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

VMI estimates were boosted through 2014, DA Davidson said. Utility and irrigation businesses continue to drive growth. Buy rating and new $185 price target. 

Bearish
Weight Watchers numbers cut at BofA/Merrill
Feb 14, 2013 | 7:44 AM EST

Shares of WTW now seen reaching $50, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Estimates also reduced, given poor recruitment figures. Neutral rating. 

Economics

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Feb 14, 2013 | 6:05 AM EST

8:30am: Initial Jobless Claims, Feb. 9, est. 360k (prior

    366k)

Meetings

Update
Leerink Healthcare Conf.
Feb 14, 2013 | 6:34 AM EST

Leerink Swann Global Healthcare Conference (Day 2 of 2) - 02/13/13 - 02/14/13 New York, NY

Credit Suisse Financial Conf.
Feb 14, 2013 | 6:38 AM EST

Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum

Goldman Tech/Internet Conf.
Feb 14, 2013 | 6:35 AM EST

Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference (Day 3 of 3) - 02/12/13 - 02/14/13 San Francisco, CA

JDSU Analyst Mtg.
Feb 14, 2013 | 6:33 AM EST

JDSU's Analyst Day 2013 - 3:30PM San Francisco, CA

Update
BofA/Merrill Insurance Conf.
Feb 14, 2013 | 6:39 AM EST

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Insurance Conference (Day 2 of 2) - 02/13/13 - 02/14/13 New York, NY

Update
WAG Analyst Mtg.
Feb 14, 2013 | 6:33 AM EST

Walgreen Co Analyst Meeting -

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