Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Atmel upgraded at Needham
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:05 AM EST

ATML was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Needham said. $10 price target. Touch notebook market should be a significant growth engine. 

 

Bullish
Cliffs Natural upgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:20 AM EST

CLF was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. $40 price target. Stock is trading at a record discount to seaborne iron ore prices. 

Cree downgraded at Oppenheimer
Feb 19, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

Shares of CREE downgraded to Perform from Outperform, Oppenheimer said. Well positioning long- term but valuation full.

Bullish
Charles River Laboratories upgraded at Jefferies
Feb 19, 2013 | 8:19 AM EST

Shares of CRL upgraded to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $50 price target. Tailwinds accumulating and strengthening.

Coinstar downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:15 AM EST

CSTR was downgraded from Neutral to Underweight, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, based on a $51 price target. 

Bullish
Cypress Semiconductor upgraded at Needham
Feb 19, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

CY was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Needham said. $13 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is down about 50% over the past year. 

 

Gilead upgraded at Credit Suisse
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:40 AM EST

GILD was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $55 price target. Stock offers growth at a reasonable price. 

Bearish
Interpid Potash downgraded at Dahlman
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:29 AM EST

IPI was downgraded to Sell, Dahlman Rose said. $16 price target. See a weaker 2013 outlook for the potash market. 

Bearish
Key Energy downgraded at Wells
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:06 AM EST

KEG was downgraded to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Estimates also cut. 

Lufkin upgraded at Wells
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:03 AM EST

LUFK was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Wells Fargo said. Guidance appears achievable. 

Bearish
Oceaneering downgraded at Guggenheim
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:38 AM EST

OII was downgraded to Neutral, Guggenheim said. $68 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 18% year-to-date. 

Bullish
PNM resources upgraded at Jefferies
Feb 19, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

Shares of PNM upgraded to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $24 price target. Inclusion of Palo Verde Unit 3 in rate base.

Riverbed upgraded at Needham
Feb 19, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

RVBD was upgraded to Strong Buy, Needham said. New products should drive growth over the coming quarters.

 

Bullish
The Fresh Market upgraded at Goldman
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:26 AM EST

TFM was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $60 price target. Stock is down 23% since late November. 

Bearish
Triumph downgraded at Drexel
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:45 AM EST

TGI was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Drexel Hamilton said. $75 price target. Potential budget sequestration adds risk to the model. 

Veeco Instruments downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:18 AM EST

VECO was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $31 price target. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. 

Bullish
VF Corp. upgraded at DA Davidson
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:36 AM EST

VFC was upgraded to Buy, DA Davidson said. $191 price target. Long-term prospects remain positive. 

Xilinx upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:25 AM EST

XLNX was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $45 price target. Growth should reach an inflection point in the second half of the year. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
American Electric numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

Shares of AEP now seen reaching $50, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, Company can continue to deliver consistent growth and trades at a discount to its peers. 

Bullish
Anadarko Petroleum numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 19, 2013 | 8:07 AM EST

Shares of APC now seen reaching $100, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on exploration and onshore driving growth. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Burger King numbers raised at UBS
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:58 AM EST

Shares of BKW now seen reaching $18, UBS said. Estimates also increased on strong 4Q beat. Neutral rating. 

Concur added to US Focus List at Credit Suisse
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:43 AM EST

CNQR was placed on the US Focus list, according to Credit Suisse. $83 price target. Government contract should ramp in the next 12 to 18 months. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Eaton Vance numbers boosted at BofA/Merrill
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:53 AM EST

Shares of EV now seen reaching $42, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Estimates also upped, as the company is seeing rapid growth in assets under management. Neutral rating. 

Jack in the Box target raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 19, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

Shares of JACK now seen reaching $36, Oppenheimer said. FCF optionality remains under- appreciated. Outperform rating.

Michael Kors added to TPL! at Citigroup
Feb 19, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

KORS was added to Top Picks Live! at Citigroup. $75 price target. Comps should ocntinue to track higher than expectations. 

Kraft Foods numbers upped at BMO
Feb 19, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

KRFT estimates were boosted through 2014, BMO Capital said. Company continues to cut costs. Outperform rating and new $53 price target. 

Bullish
Lorillard numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 19, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

Shares of LO now seen reaching $46, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised at bullish long- term outlook. Buy rating.

Bullish
3M added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:51 AM EST

MMM was added to the US 1 list, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company can exceed near-term margin and earnings expectations. Buy rating and $113 price target. 

Bullish
Altria Group numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 19, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

Shares of MO now seen reaching $34, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on strong long- term outlook. Hold rating.

Bullish
Toll Brothers numbers increased at JMP
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:54 AM EST

TOL estimates were raised through 2014, JMP Securities said. Industry fundamentals continue to improve. Outperform rating and new $44 price target. 

Economics

Update
NAHB Housing Index
Feb 19, 2013 | 5:57 AM EST

10am: NAHB Housing Market Index, Feb., est. 48 (prior 47)

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