Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-09-04
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Change in Ratings

Bearish
Aeropostale downgraded at Keybanc
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

ARO was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Middle-income consumer remains pressured. 

Ascena Retail downgraded at Keybanc
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

ASNA was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Company is in a complex integration process, while its core business is slowing. 

Balchem upgraded at DA Davidson
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

BCPC was upgraded from Underperform to Buy, DA Davidson said. Estimates also increased, given record sales growth. $48 price target. 

Bullish
Sotheby's upgraded at Craig-Hallum
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:36 AM EST

BID was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Craig-Hallum said. $45 price target. Price increases should help margins. 

Endo Pharmaceuticals downgraded at Piper
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:35 AM EST

ENDP was downgraded from Neutral to Underweight, Piper Jaffray said. $22 price target. Outlook for generic competition remains uncertain. 

Bullish
Eaton rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

ETN was initiated with an Outperform rating, Credit Suisse said. $72 price target. Company has high exposure to a cyclical recovery.

Bullish
International Paper upgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

IP was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. TIN deal should help the company continue to grow. 

Nordson upgraded at BMO
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

NDSN was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, BMO Capital said. $74 price target. Stock has pulled back, even though fundamentals are improving.

Bearish
NV Energy downgraded at Wunderlich
Feb 25, 2013 | 7:27 AM EST

NV Energy was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Wunderlich said. $20 price target. Company could face regulatory delays in Nevada. 

Bearish
Owens Corning downgraded at Wells
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

OC was downgraded to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Company has limited earnings visibility. 

Children's Place downgraded at Janney
Feb 25, 2013 | 7:33 AM EST

PLCE was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Janney Montgomery said. $49 price target. Company is facing increased competition.

 

Perrigo upgraded at UBS
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:43 AM EST

PRGO was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, UBS said. $130 price target. Greater confidence in growth. 

Bullish
Rock-Tenn upgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

RKT was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. Industry spring price increase should stick. 

Bearish
SM Energy downgraded at BMO
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

SM was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. Valuation call, based on a $65 price target. 

Bullish
Safeway upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:13 AM EST

SWY was upgraded to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $24 price target. Sales risk should moderate in 2013. 

Bullish
VMware upgraded at Citigroup
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:25 AM EST

VMW upgraded to Neutral from Sell, Citigroup said. $75 price target. Valuation and lack of further negative catalysts. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Apple target reduced at Needham
Feb 25, 2013 | 7:20 AM EST

Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $710, according to Needham. Company may no longer innovate at the same pace. Buy rating.

 

Bearish
Abercrombie & Fitch numbers cut at UBS
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:40 AM EST

Shares of ANF now seen reaching $48, UBS said. Estimates also lowered on lack of visibility on strategic initiatives. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Barnes Group numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

Shares of B now seen reaching $32, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on sale of BDNA. Hold rating.

Bearish
Carnival estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:29 AM EST

CCL estimates were reduced through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Voyage disruptions should hurt results. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Colgate-Palmolive numbers increased at BMO
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

CL estimates were raised through 2014, BMO Capital said. Organic sales growth should drive margin expansion. Market Perform rating and new $109 price target. 

Bullish
Cummins added to Conviction Buy List at Goldman
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

CMI was placed on the Conviction Buy list, according to Goldman Sachs. Company is leveraged to a new machinery cycle. $144 price target. 

Bullish
Cabot Oil & Gas numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

Shares of COG now seen reaching $76, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on Marcellus upside. Buy rating.

Bullish
Campbell Soup numbers raised at Credit Suisse
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

Shares of CPB now seen reaching $40, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, given a stable soup market. Underperform rating. 

Bearish
Darden Restaurants numbers lowered at Jefferies
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

Shares of DRI now seen reaching $44, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on disappointing February. Hold rating.

Gilead added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:27 AM EST

GILD was placed on the US 1 list, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Hepatitis C business should drive growth. $66 price target. 

Mobile Mini numbers raised at Oppenheimer
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

Shares of MINI now seen reaching $29, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on improving business conditions. Outperform rating.

Bearish
Noble Energy cut from Conviction Buy List at Goldman
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

NBL was cut from the Conviction Buy list, according to Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on a $134 price target. 

Bullish
Rock-Tenn Company target raised at Jefferies
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:24 AM EST

Shares of RKT now seen reaching $105, Jefferies said. Low hanging fruit on operations. Buy rating.

Bullish
Southwestern Energy added to Conviction Buy List at Goldman
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:24 AM EST

SWN was placed on the Conviction Buy list, Goldman Sachs said. $46 price target. Marcellus shale should drive the company's growth. 

Economics

Update
Chicago Fed
Feb 25, 2013 | 7:12 AM EST

8:30am: Chicago Fed Nat Activity Index, Jan (prior 0.02)

Update
Dallas Fed
Feb 25, 2013 | 7:13 AM EST

10:30am: Dallas Fed Manf. Activity, Feb. (prior 5.5)

Meetings

Morgan Stanley Tech/Media Conf.
Feb 25, 2013 | 7:37 AM EST

Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference (Day 1 of 4) - 02/25/13 - 02/28/13 San Francisco, CA

Update
DRI Analyst Mtg.
Feb 25, 2013 | 7:36 AM EST

- Darden Restaurants Analyst Meeting - Feb.25 2013 - 2PM 

Update
Citi Healthcare Conf.
Feb 25, 2013 | 7:38 AM EST

Citi Global Healthcare Conference (Day 1 of 3) - 02/25/13 - 02/27/13 New York, NY

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