Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-07-28
Format: 04:43

Change in Ratings

Bullish
Abbott Laboratories rated new Buy at Stifel
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:31 AM EST

Coverage of ABT was started with a Buy rating, Sitfel Nicolaus said. $40 price target. Company can generate solid and consistent earnings growth. 

 

Atmel upgraded at Craig-Hallum
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:36 AM EST

ATML was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Craig-Hallum said. $9 price target. Market conditions are improving and the company will likely score some big content wins. 

Bearish
Comerica downgraded at Citigroup
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:34 AM EST

CMA was downgraded to Sell from Neutral. $31 price target. Valuation stretched. 

Bearish
Centurylink downgraded at DA Davidson
Feb 15, 2013 | 7:59 AM EST

CTL was downgraded from Neutral to Underperform, DA Davidson said. $30 price target. Company cut its dividend and may see future dilution. 

Bearish
Davita downgraded at Goldman
Feb 15, 2013 | 7:28 AM EST

DVA was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 67% over the past 14 months. $120 price target. 

Bearish
EnCana downgraded at UBS
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

ECA was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $21 price target. No longer expect a shift in strategy. 

Bearish
General Motors downgraded at Craig-Hallum
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

GM was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Craig-Hallum said. Company lacks near-term catalysts. $30 price target. 

Generac upgraded at Stifel
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:29 AM EST

GNRC was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Stifel Nicolaus said. $42 price target. Stock is attractive, following a post-earnings selloff. 

 

Generac downgraded at Goldman
Feb 15, 2013 | 7:31 AM EST

GNRC was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. Expect organic sales growth to slow down. $29 price target. 

Huntington Bancshares downgraded at Citigroup
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:35 AM EST

HBAN downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $7.25 price target. Valuation call. 

Netgear upgraded at Sterne Agee
Feb 15, 2013 | 7:14 AM EST

NTGR was upgraded form Neutral to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $41 price target. Company has multiple potential growth drivers for the second half of the year. 

Bearish
Northwestern downgraded at Wells
Feb 15, 2013 | 7:12 AM EST

NWE was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Valuation call. 

Bearish
Oceaneering downgraded at BMO
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

OII was downgraded to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. Valuation call, based on a $62 price target. 

Bearish
Pioneer Natural downgraded at Canaccord
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:34 AM EST

PXD was downgraded to Sell, Canaccord Genuity said.Valuation call, based on a $113 price target. 

Bullish
QEP Resources upgraded at Sterne Agee
Feb 15, 2013 | 7:15 AM EST

QEP was upgraded from to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. Outlook appears more balanced ahead of earnings. 

Bearish
Transocean downgraded at Deutsche
Feb 15, 2013 | 7:26 AM EST

RIG was downgraded from Hold to Sell, Deutsche Bank said. $49 price target. Fleet downtime is increasing. 

Bearish
SunTrust Banks downgraded at Jefferies
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of STI downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $30 price target. Revenue trajectory concerns.

Bullish
Triumph rated new Outperform at Wells
Feb 15, 2013 | 7:23 AM EST

TGI was initiated with an Outperform rating, Wells Fargo said. Company should see volume growth from new programs. 

Urban Outfitters downgraded at BMO
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

URBN was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. $45 price target. Anthropologie turnaround is lagging. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Alexion Pharmaceuticals numbers lowered at Jefferies
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

Shares of ALXN now seen reaching $88, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on delay in Soliris launch. Hold rating.

Bullish
Alpha Natural numbers increased at Credit Suisse
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

ANR estimates were raised through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Company is cutting cash costs. Neutral rating and new $10 price target. 

Discovery estimates, target reduced at Lazard
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

DISCA estimates were raised through 2014, Lazard Capital Markets said. Company is facing a higher tax rate. Buy rating and new $90 price target. 

Bullish
EOG Resources target raised at Jefferies
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

Shares of EOG now seen reaching $155, Jefferies said. Higher Eagle Ford potential. Buy rating.

Generac numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:31 AM EST

Shares of GNRC now seen reaching $44, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on positive outweighing the negatives. Outperform rating.

Incyte Corp numbers lowered at Jefferies
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

Shares of INCY now seen reaching $36, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on guidance take down. Buy rating.

Pharmacyclics estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse
Feb 15, 2013 | 7:43 AM EST

Shares of PCYC now seen reaching $90, accoridng to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as Ibrutinib should drive growth. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Pepsi estimates, target boosted at Morgan Stanley
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

Shares of PEP now seen reaching $81, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also raised, given higher organic sales growth. Overweight rating. 

Qlik Technologies numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

Shares of QLIK now seen reaching $28, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on higher license expectations. Hold rating.

Bullish
TAL International Group target raised at Jefferies
Feb 15, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

Shares of TAL now seen reaching $46, Jefferies said. Residual value drives earnings beat. Hold rating.

Economics

Update
Empire Mfg.
Feb 15, 2013 | 6:07 AM EST

8:30am: Empire Manufacturing, Feb., est. -2 (prior -7.78)

Update
Total Net TIC Flows
Feb 15, 2013 | 6:08 AM EST

9am: Total Net TIC Flows, Dec. (prior $27.8b)

Update
Industrial Production
Feb 15, 2013 | 6:08 AM EST

9:15am: Industrial Production, Jan., est. 0.2% (prior 0.3%)

Update
Capacity Utilization
Feb 15, 2013 | 6:09 AM EST

9:15am: Capacity Utilization, Jan., est. 78.9% (prior 78.8%)

Update
U of Mich. Consumer Confidence
Feb 15, 2013 | 6:09 AM EST

9:55am: U. of Mich. Confidence, Feb., est. 74.8 (prior 73.8)

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