Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bearish
C.R. Bard downgraded at Goldman
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

BCR was downgraded to Sell from Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $95 price target. Market giving too much credit for outer eyar revenue/EPS growth.

Bullish
Caterpillar upgraded at Raymond James
Feb 22, 2013 | 7:49 AM EST

CAT was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Raymond James said. $105 price target. Investors should look past 2013, which will likely be a transition year. 

Bearish
CF Industries downgraded at Dahlman
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

CF was downgraded from Buy to Sell, Dahlman Rose said. $170 price target. See negative near-term industry fundamentals. 

E*TRADE downgraded at Nomura
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

ETFC was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Nomura said. $11 price target. Valuation call. 

Bullish
Eagle Materials upgraded at Sterne Agee
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

EXP was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $70 price target. Recent pullback appears overdone. 

Sourcefire upgraded at Topeka
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

FIRE was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Topeka said. $50 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company continues to execute well. 

First Solar downgraded at Pacific Crest
Feb 22, 2013 | 7:50 AM EST

FSLR was downgraded to Underperform, Pacific Crest said. Pipeline is depleting and the company will likely lose earnings power. 

Bullish
FMC Technologies upgraded at Dahlman
Feb 22, 2013 | 7:03 AM EST

FTI was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Dahlman Rose said. Company should see higher demand for subsea processing. 

 

Bullish
Home Depot upgraded at Oppenheimer
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

Shares of HD upgraded to Outperform from Perform, Oppenheimer said. $76 price target. Positioned to capitalize on improving demand trends.

Bullish
Hewlett-Packard upgraded at UBS
Feb 22, 2013 | 7:57 AM EST

HPQ was upgraded to Neutral from Sell, UBS said. $19 price target. Free cash flow turning the corner. 

Intuitive Surgical upgraded at Goldman
Feb 22, 2013 | 7:55 AM EST

ISRG was upgraded to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $715 price target. Fundamentals appear to be improving.

Bearish
Mosaic downgraded at Dahlman
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

MOS was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Dahlman Rose said. Best market condition are now behind the industry. 

Marvell Technology upgraded at Craig Hallum
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

MRVL was upgraded to Buy from Hold, Craig Hallum said. $12 price target. Continued growth in storage business. 

NetSpend Holdings downgraded at Citigroup
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST

NTSP was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $16 price target. Announced buyout by TSS.

RF Micro Devices upgraded at Lazard
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

RFMD was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Lazard said. $6 price target. Fears over QCOM overdone. 

Bullish
State Street upgraded at Jefferies
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:41 AM EST

Shares of STT upgraded to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $65 price target. Revenues showing signs of life. Buy rating.

Bullish
Total System Services upgraded at Citigroup
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

TSS was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $26 price target. Core top and bottom line expected to accelerate.

Bullish
Visa upgraded at Guggenheim
Feb 22, 2013 | 7:52 AM EST

Rating on V was boosted to Buy from Neutral, Guggenheim said. $185 price target. Downside risk has eased for the company. 

Bearish
Valassis downgraded at Benchmark
Feb 22, 2013 | 6:49 AM EST

VCI was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Benchmark said. $30 price target. Company is seeing slower shared mail demand. 

Volcano downgraded at Goldman
Feb 22, 2013 | 7:43 AM EST

VOLC was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Company was also cut from the Conviction List. Base business will likely continue to face pressure. $25 price target. 

Volcano downgraded at William Blair
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

VOLC was downgraded to Market Perform, William Blair said. Company has poor earnings visibility. 

Bearish
Wendy's downgraded at Credit Suisse
Feb 22, 2013 | 7:53 AM EST

WEN was downgraded from Neutral to Underperform, Credit Suisse said. $5 price target. MCD will likely reaccelerate market share gains this year. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
American International numbers raised at Drexel Hamilton
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

Shares of AIG now seen reaching $45, according to Drexel Hamilton. Estimates also increased, as the company has strong earnings momentum. Buy rating. 

Aruba Networks numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:23 AM EST

Shares of ARUN now seen reaching $27, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on solid results. Outperform rating.

Bullish
Ensco numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:43 AM EST

Shares of ESV now seen reaching $72, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on solid FCF prospects. Buy rating.

Bullish
Hewlett-Packard numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

Shares of HPQ now seen reaching $20, according to Credit Suisse. Estimate also increased, as higher sales are driving wider margins. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Hewlett- Packard target raised at Jefferies
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:44 AM EST

Shares of HPQ now seen reaching $13.50, Jefferies said. Results better than expected. Underperform rating.

Jack in the Box target raised at Jefferies
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:47 AM EST

Shares of JACK now seen reaching $37, Jefferies said. Meaningful upside to consensus earnings. Buy rating.

Marvell estimates, target increased at Benchmark
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:35 AM EST

MRVL estimates were raised through 2014, Benchmark said. Company is seeing higher customer demand. Hold rating and new $10 price target. 

Nordson numbers raised at Oppenehiemer
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

Shares of NDSN now seen reaching $77, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on pronounced second half weighting. Outperform rating.

Onyx Pharmaceuticals numbers lowered at Jefferies
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:49 AM EST

Shares of ONXX now seen reaching $96, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on higher spending. Buy rating.

Bullish
Safeway estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:23 AM EST

Shares of SWY now seen reaching $22, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given better sales trends. Underperform rating. 

Bullish
Teleflex numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 22, 2013 | 8:50 AM EST

Shares of TFX now seen reaching $82, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on better fourth quarter revenues. Hold rating.

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Feb 22, 2013 | 6:57 AM EST

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