Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bruker upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 21, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

BRKR was upgraded to Neutral from Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $19.50 price target. Fundamentals are improving. 

Groupon upgraded at Piper
Feb 21, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

GRPN was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, Piper Jaffray said. $8 price target. Expect the company to show better international growth. 

Bearish
Heckmann Corporation downgraded at Jefferies
Feb 21, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

Shares of HEK downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $4.50 price target. Shale activity looks sluggish.

Bearish
Verifone downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 21, 2013 | 7:37 AM EST

PAY was downgraded to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Recent earnings miss was worse than expected. 

Bearish
Polypore downgraded at Wedbush
Feb 21, 2013 | 7:58 AM EST

PPO was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Wedbush said. $38 price target. Lithium segment continues to deteriorate. 

Questcor upgraded at Mizuho
Feb 21, 2013 | 6:58 AM EST

QCOR was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Mizuho said. $41 price target. Company should exceed consensus expectations in the near term. 

 

Bearish
QEP Resources downgraded at Jefferies
Feb 21, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

Shares of QEP downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $34 price target. Ambiguous upstream value.

SVB Financial downgraded at Sterne Agee
Feb 21, 2013 | 7:36 AM EST

SIVB was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. Valuation call, based on a $68 price target. 

Bullish
UnitedHealth Group upgraded at Oppeneheimer
Feb 21, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

Shares of UNH upgraded to Outperform from Perform, Oppenheimer said. $66 price target. Attractive in light of a pessimistic outlook.

Vantiv upgraded at Wells
Feb 21, 2013 | 7:55 AM EST

VNTV was upgraded to Outperform, Wells Fargo said. Estimates also boosted, given improved customer spending. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Dish Network target raised at Jefferies
Feb 21, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

Shares of DISH now seen reaching $38, Jefferies said. All eyes on wireless. Hold rating.

Google target raised at Bernstein
Feb 21, 2013 | 7:35 AM EST

Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $1,000, according to Bernstein Research. Company can benefit from push to mobile through smart phones and tablets. Outperform rating.  

Google target boosted at Deutsche
Feb 21, 2013 | 8:03 AM EST

Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $935, according to Deutsche Bank. See sentiment shifting in the mobile business. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Lithia Motors estimates, target increased at Keybanc
Feb 21, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

LADD estimates were raised through 2014, Keybanc said. Company continues to gain market share and can expand on the East Coast. Buy rating. 

Bearish
RealPage estimates, target reduced at Credit Suisse
Feb 21, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

Shares of RP now seen reaching $23, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
Terex estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse
Feb 21, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

Shares of TEX now seen reaching $46, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given higher demand for cranes and AWP. Outperform rating. 

Economics

Update
Consumer Prices
Feb 21, 2013 | 6:32 AM EST

8:30am: CPI M/m, Jan., est. 0.1% (prior 0.0%)

Update
Core CPI
Feb 21, 2013 | 6:33 AM EST

8:30am: CPI Ex Food & En. M/m, Jan., est. 0.2% (prior 0.1%)

Update
Initial Jobless Claims
Feb 21, 2013 | 6:33 AM EST

8:30am: Init Jobless Claims, Feb. 16, est. 355k (prior 341k)

Update
PMI
Feb 21, 2013 | 6:34 AM EST

8:58am: Markit US PMI Preliminary, Feb., est. 55.5

Update
Philly Fed
Feb 21, 2013 | 6:34 AM EST

10am: Philadelphia Fed, Feb. est. 1.1 (prior -5.8)

Update
Existing Home Sales
Feb 21, 2013 | 6:34 AM EST

10am: Existing Home Sales, Jan., est. 4.90m (prior 4.94m)

Update
Leading Economic Indicators
Feb 21, 2013 | 6:35 AM EST

10am: Leading Indicators, Jan., est. 0.2% (prior 0.5%)

Meetings

Update
Barclays Industrial Conf.
Feb 21, 2013 | 7:05 AM EST

Barclays Industrial Select Conference

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