Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-08-28
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Change in Ratings

Bearish
Asbury Automotive downgraded at Craig-Hallum
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:53 AM EST

ABG was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Craig-Hallum said. Valuation call, based on a $38 price target. 

Allison Transmission downgraded at Piper
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:42 AM EST

ALSN was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. $24 price target. Company lowered its guidance. 

Alexion downgraded at Lazard
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:44 AM EST

ALXN was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Lazard Capital Markets said. $102 price target. Stock appears attractive, following a 30% decline. 

Bearish
Capital One downgraded at Guggenheim
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:41 AM EST

COF was downgraded to Neutral, Guggenheim said. $59 price target. Recent trends will not support a multiple expansion. 

Deckers downgraded at Wedbush
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:54 AM EST

DECK was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Wedbush said. Valuation call, based on a $45 price target. 

Bearish
HollyFrontier downgraded at Wells
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:25 AM EST

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

Bearish
Starwood Hotels downgraded at Jefferies
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:52 AM EST

Shares of HOT now seen reaching $66, Jefferies said. $66 price target. Valuation call.

Bullish
PNM Resources upgraded at Baird
Feb 20, 2013 | 6:34 AM EST

PNM was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Robert Baird said. $24 price target. San Juan appears back on track, which should improve earnings visibility. 

Bearish
SAIC downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:18 AM EST

SAI was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $12 price target. Valuation call, as the stock has outperformed its peers by 13% year-to-date. 

Bearish
Sealed Air downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:19 AM EST

SEE was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, based on a $22.50 price target. 

Bearish
Sealed Air downgraded at Wells
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:22 AM EST

SEE was downgraded from Market Perform to Underperform, Wells Fargo said. Company's cash generation is lagging. 

Sirona Dental downgraded at Baird
Feb 20, 2013 | 6:35 AM EST

SIRO was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. $76 price target. Sales of new products may not ramp as quickly as expected.

 

Staples upgraded at Citigroup
Feb 20, 2013 | 8:01 AM EST

SPLS was upgraded to Neutral from Sell, Citigroup said. $16 price target. Possible industry consolidation. 

Bearish
Total System Services downgraded at Jefferies
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:54 AM EST

Shares of TSS downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $23 price target. Surprising NTSP acquisition.

Bullish
Visteon upgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:20 AM EST

VC was upgraded to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Company is atrractive on a sum-of-the-parts valuation. Minimum fair value of $73 price target. 

Bearish
Windstream downgraded at UBS
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:58 AM EST

WIN was downgraded to Sell from Neutral, UBS said. $7.50 price target. Dividend payout not sustainable. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
Analog Devices target raised at Jefferies
Feb 20, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

Shares of ADI now seen reaching $51, Jefferies said. Improving order rates. Hold rating.

Bullish
Analog Devices numbers increased at JP Morgan
Feb 20, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

ADI estimates were raised through 2014, JP Morgan said. Company boosted its guidance. Overweight rating and new $51 price target. 

BJ's Restaurants numbers lowered at Oppenheimer
Feb 20, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

Shares of BJRI now seen reaching $38, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered as model remains challenged. Outperform rating.

Bruker Corp numbers raised at UBS
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:53 AM EST

Shares of BRKR now seen reaching $21, UBS said. Estimates also increased on double digit organic growth and EPS beat in 4Q. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Conagra estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:50 AM EST

Shares of CAG now seen reaching $36, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is carrying a lot of momentum into 2013. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Chemed Corporation target raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 20, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

Shares of CHE now seen reaching $91, Oppenheimer said. Fourth quarter beat. Outperform rating.

Express Scripts numbers boosted at Lazard
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:57 AM EST

Shares of ESRX now seen reaching $65, according to Lazard Capital Markets. Estimates also upped, given better operating trends. Buy rating. 

Express estimates, target boosted at Wedbush
Feb 20, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

Shares of EXPR now seen reaching $22, according to Wedbush. Estimates also upped, given positive early checks on the Spring season. Outperform rating. 

First Solar numbers raised at UBS
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

Shares of FSLR now seen reaching $36, UBS said. Estimates also increased on expected guide up for 2013 on higher margins. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Medtronic estimates, target increased at BMO
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

MDT estimates were raised through 2015, BMO Capital said. Company continues to grow across the board. Outperform rating and new $52 price target. 

Bullish
Omnicare estimates, target upped at JP Morgan
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:58 AM EST

OCR estimates were boosted through 2014, JP Morgan said. Company raised its guidance. Overweight rating and new $45 price target. 

Qualcomm added to Conviction Buy List at Nomura
Feb 20, 2013 | 7:52 AM EST

QCOM was placed on the US Conviction Buy list, according to Nomura. Company is a market leader and should see improving traction in China. $75 price target. 

Realogy estimates, target raised at JP Morgan
Feb 20, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

Shares of RLGY now seen reaching $51, according to JP Morgan. Estimates also increased, given better business trends. Overweight rating. 

Bullish
Sealed Air numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 20, 2013 | 8:01 AM EST

Shares of SEE now seen reaching $25, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on hard stance on pricing and restructuring underway. Buy rating.

Bullish
Tennant Company target raised at Jefferies
Feb 20, 2013 | 8:03 AM EST

Shares of TNC now seen reaching $50, Jefferies said. Margin development and share repos look better. Hold rating.

Vivus estimates, target reduced at JMP
Feb 20, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

Shares of VVUS now seen reaching $30, according to JMP Securities. Estimates also cut, given lower expected Qsymia sales. Outperform rating. 

Economics

Update
Housing Starts
Feb 20, 2013 | 6:07 AM EST

8:30am: Housing Starts, Jan., est. 920k (prior 954k)

Update
Building Permits
Feb 20, 2013 | 6:07 AM EST

8:30am: Building Permits, Jan., est. 920k (prior 909k)

Update
Producer Prices
Feb 20, 2013 | 6:08 AM EST

8:30am: PPI, M/m, Jan., est. 0.4% (prior -0.2%)

Update
Core PPI
Feb 20, 2013 | 6:09 AM EST

8:30am: PPI Ex Food/Energy M/m, est. 0.2% (prior 0.1%)

Meetings

Update
Barclays Industrial Conf.
Feb 20, 2013 | 6:42 AM EST

Barclays Industrial Select Conference

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