Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Bearish
Archer-Daniels-Midland downgraded at BMO
Feb 26, 2013 | 7:59 AM EST

ADM was downgraded to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. Valuation call, based on a $32 price target. 

Atmel downgraded at FBR
Feb 26, 2013 | 6:53 AM EST

ATML was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital Markets said. $7.50 price target. Company may lose market share in the near term. 

 

Bullish
AZZ upgraded at DA Davidson
Feb 26, 2013 | 7:57 AM EST

AZZ was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, DA Davidson said. Estimates also boosted, as the recent acquisition should add to earnings. 

Chemtura downgraded at Oppenheimer
Feb 26, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

Shares of CHMT downgraded to Perform from Outperform, Oppenheimer said. Approaching limits to further margin improvement.

Bearish
Colgate-Palmolive downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 26, 2013 | 7:23 AM EST

CL was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $119 price target. Company is facing difficult comps and a currency headwind. 

CVR Refining LP rated new Buy at UBS
Feb 26, 2013 | 7:49 AM EST

CVRR was initiated with a Buy rating, UBS said. $31 price target. Yielding fruit of Midwest refining bonanza. 

CVR Refining LP rated new Neutral at Citigroup
Feb 26, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

CVRR was initiated with a Neutral rating, Citigroup said. $30 price target. Highly defensible position with modest upside. 

Intel upgraded at Drexel Hamilton
Feb 26, 2013 | 8:22 AM EST

INTC was upgraded from Sell to Hold, Drexel Hamilton said. $22 price target. Altera foundry deal should help future earnings.

Bearish
LSI downgraded at FBR
Feb 26, 2013 | 6:51 AM EST

LSI was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital Markets said. $8 price target. Company is facing increased competition.

 

Bearish
Altria downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 26, 2013 | 7:24 AM EST

MO was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $36 price target. Company will likely face increased competition from RAI.  

Rosetta Resources downgraded at Miller Tabak
Feb 26, 2013 | 7:26 AM EST

ROSE was downgraded to Sell, Miller Tabak said. $41 price target. Company is running out of oil inventory. 

Bullish
Suntrust Banks upgraded at FIG
Feb 26, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

STI was upgraded to Outperform, FIG Partners said. $32 price target. Expect positive results from the CCAR stress test. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Autodesk estimates, target raised at Credit Suisse
Feb 26, 2013 | 7:29 AM EST

Shares of ADSK now seen reaching $35, according to Credit Suisse. Esitmates also increased, as the company is signing more large deals. 

Amgen estimates, target boosted at Guggenheim
Feb 26, 2013 | 7:38 AM EST

Shares of AMGN now seen reaching $95, according to Guggenheim. Estimates also upped, Epogen is facing less competition, following the Omontys recall. Neutral rating. 

Bullish
Best Buy target raised at UBS
Feb 26, 2013 | 7:47 AM EST

Shares of BBY now seen reaching $18, UBS said. Prolonged stability now needed to justify BBY's price move. Neutral rating. 

Chuy's Holdings numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 26, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

Shares of CHUY now seen reaching $25, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on on unit growth. Hold rating.

Bearish
Capital One Financial numbers lowered at Jefferies
Feb 26, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

Shares of COF now seen reaching $60, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on Best Buy card portfolio sale. Buy rating.

Bearish
Darden Restaurants numbers lowered at Oppenheimer
Feb 26, 2013 | 8:20 AM EST

Shares of DRI now seen reaching $51, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also lowered on uncertainty surrounding EPS growth. Outperform rating.

Bearish
FirstEnergy numbers cut at Credit Suisse
Feb 26, 2013 | 7:27 AM EST

Shares of FE now seen reaching $46, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, as the company will likely issue more equity later this year. Outperform rating. 

Bullish
JM Smucker numbers increased at Keybanc
Feb 26, 2013 | 7:35 AM EST

SJM estimates were raised through 2014, Keybanc said. Company is focused on organic growth and improving efficiency. Buy rating and new $100 price target. 

Economics

Update
S&P CaseShiller
Feb 26, 2013 | 6:17 AM EST

9am: S&P/CS 20 City M/m, Dec., est. 0.6% (prior 0.63%)

Update
Richmond Fed Mfg.
Feb 26, 2013 | 6:18 AM EST

10am: Richmond Fed Manuf. Index, Feb., est. -4 (prior -12)

Update
Consumer Confidence
Feb 26, 2013 | 6:18 AM EST

10am: Consumer Confidence, Feb., est. 62.0 (prior 58.6)

Update
New Home Sales
Feb 26, 2013 | 6:19 AM EST

10am: New Home Sales, Jan., est. 380k (prior 369k)

Meetings

RBC Healthcare Conf.
Feb 26, 2013 | 6:38 AM EST

RBC Capital Markets' Healthcare Conference

Update
Goldman Ag Conf.
Feb 26, 2013 | 6:40 AM EST

Goldman Sachs Agribusiness Conference - 02/26/13 New York, NY

Update
DRI Analyst Mtg.
Feb 26, 2013 | 6:36 AM EST

Darden Restaurants Analyst Meeting - Feb.26 2013 - 8AM 

Citi Healthcare Conf.
Feb 26, 2013 | 6:40 AM EST

Citi Global Healthcare Conference (Day 2 of 3) - 02/25/13 - 02/27/13 New York, NY

Update
JPM Investor Mtg.
Feb 26, 2013 | 6:37 AM EST

 JPMorgan Chase & Co. Investor Day - 8:30AM NY

Morgan Stanley Tech/Media Conf.
Feb 26, 2013 | 6:39 AM EST

Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference (Day 2 of 4) - 02/25/13 - 02/28/13 San Francisco, CA

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