Upgrades & Downgrades

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Change in Ratings

Biogen Idec upgraded at Canaccord
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:24 AM EST

BIIB was upgraded to Buy, Canaccord Genuity said. $187 price target. Expect an early launch for TEC. 

Bullish
Darden upgraded at BofA
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

DRI was upgraded to Neutral from Underperform, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. $50 price target. Commitment to raise dividend trumps lower guidance. 

First Cash Financial Services downgraded at Jefferies
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:52 AM EST

Shares of FCFS downgraded to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. Downgrading to Hold on valuation.

First Solar downgraded at BofA
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

FSLR was downgraded to Underperform from Buy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. $25 price target. Solid results, disappointing outlook. 

First Solar downgraded at Baird
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:07 AM EST

FSLR was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. $25 price target. Management has limited near-term visibility. 

 

Google upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

GOOG was upgraded to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $920 price target. Expect the company to expand margins in the coming quarters. 

Bearish
GrafTech International downgraded at Goldman
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:06 AM EST

GTI was downgraded to Sell from Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $5.50 price target. Worsening electrode oversupply structural issue. 

Bearish
Graftech downgraded at JP Morgan
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:18 AM EST

GTI was downgraded to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Company lacks earnings leveage. 

Invensense downgraded at Baird
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:06 AM EST

INVN was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. Valuation call, based on a $13 price target. 

 

Bullish
Lincoln National upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:28 AM EST

LNC was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $34 price target. Company has the lowest multiple in the industry.

LinkedIn rated new Buy at Wunderlich
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

LNKD was initiated with a Buy rating, Wunderlich said. $195 price target. Company has a large competitive advantage and solid revenue visibility. 

 

Allscripts upgraded at Credit Suisse
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

MDRX was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $15 price target. New management can stabilize the business. 

Norwegian Cruise Line rated new Neutral at Goldman
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:09 AM EST

NCLh was initiated with a Neutral rating, Goldman Sachs said. $28 price target. Best in class, but valuation on an even keel. 

Norwegian Cruise rated new Overweight at JP Morgan
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:17 AM EST

NCLH was initiated with an Overweight rating, JP Morgan said. $36 price target. Company can continue to increase price and yields. 

Bullish
Oceaneering upgraded at Sterne Agee
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:26 AM EST

OII was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $75 price target. Company can generate robust earnings and cash flow over the next several years. 

Verisign downgraded at Credit Suisse
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:15 AM EST

VRSN was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $42.50 price target. Risk/reward is more balanced at current levels. 

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Bullish
Bio- Rad Laboratories target raised at Jefferies
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:55 AM EST

Shares of BIO now seen reaching $140, Jefferies said. Strong fourth quarter result. Buy rating.

Bearish
Darden Restaurants numbers lowered at Jefferies
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:56 AM EST

Shares of DRI now seen reaching $42, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on analyst meeting pre-announcement. Hold rating.

Expeditors International numbers lowered at Jefferies
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:59 AM EST

Shares of EXPD now seen reaching $44, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on earnings miss. Buy rating.

Bullish
Home Depot numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:06 AM EST

Shares of HD now seen reaching $64, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on share gains widening in the fourth quarter. Hold rating.

Bullish
Home Depot numbers raised at UBS
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:48 AM EST

Shares of HD now seen reaching $75, UBS said. Estimates also increased on strong execution, market share gains, and good sector backdrop. Buy rating. 

Bullish
JP Morgan estimates, target raised at BofA/Merrill
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

Shares of JPM now seen reaching $55, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Estimates also increased, as the company should see better net interest income and reserve releases. Buy rating. 

Bullish
Macy's estimates raised at UBS
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:45 AM EST

M estimates increased through 2015, UBS said. Guidance points to accelerating FCF and expanding ROIC story. Neutral rating. 

Priceline.com target raised at Jefferies
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

Shares of PCLN now seen reaching $820, Jefferies said. Another solid quarter with some accelerating trends. Buy rating.

Priceline.com estimates, target boosted at Benchmark
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:32 AM EST

Shares of PCLN now seen reaching $800, according to Benchmark. Estimates also upped, given accelerating international growth. Buy rating. 

Questcor Pharmaceuticals numbers raised at Jefferies
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

Shares of QCOR now seen reaching $38, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on Strong 4Q with robust 2013 outlook. Buy rating.

Bearish
Vitamin Shoppe numbers reduced at Credit Suisse
Feb 27, 2013 | 8:33 AM EST

Shares of VSI now seen reaching $65, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also cut, as the company is facing cost headwinds. Outperform rating. 

Economics

Update
Durable Goods Orders
Feb 27, 2013 | 6:34 AM EST

8:30am: Durable Goods Orders, Jan., est. -4.7% (prior 4.3%)

Update
Durable Goods Orders ex-Transportation
Feb 27, 2013 | 6:46 AM EST

8:30am: Durables Ex Transport, Jan., est. 0.2% (prior 1.0%)

Update
Pending Home Sales
Feb 27, 2013 | 6:51 AM EST

10am: Pending Home Sales M/m, Jan., est. 1.7%  (prior -4.3%)

Meetings

Update
DE Investor Mtg.
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:12 AM EST

Deere & Company Annual Stockholders Meeting - 11AM

Update
BofA/Merrill Ag Conf.
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:16 AM EST

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Agriculture Conference (Day 1 of 2) - 02/27/13 - 02/28/13 Miami, FL

Update
EAT Analyst Mtg.
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:11 AM EST

Brinker International Analyst Meeting - 9AM 

RBC Healthcare Conf.
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:13 AM EST

RBC Capital Markets' Healthcare Conference

Update
Citi Healthcare Conf.
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:15 AM EST

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

Morgan Stanley Tech/Media Conf.
Feb 27, 2013 | 7:14 AM EST

Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference (Day 3 of 4) - 02/25/13 - 02/28/13 San Francisco, CA

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