Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2015-08-28
Format: 09:00

Change in Ratings

Bullish
Agilent rated new Outperform at Leerink
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:50 AM EST

Rating on A was started with an Outperform rating, Leerink Swann said. Company can continue to deliver organic growth over the next several years. 

Bullish
Best Buy upgraded at Jefferies
Mar 06, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

BBY was upgraded to Buy, Jefferies  said. $24 price target. Company appears to be at a positive inflection point. 

Bright Horizons initiated coverage at JPMorgan
Mar 06, 2013 | 8:11 AM EST

BFAM was initiated with a Neutral rating, said JPMorgan. While well positioned to capture growth opportunities, valuation is fairly reflected in the stock. Price target is $30.

Bright Horizons rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse
Mar 06, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

Coverage of BFAM was started with an Outperform rating, Credit Suisse said. $35 price target. Company can continue to gain market share over the coming quarters. 

Bullish
Dean Foods upgraded at Credit Suisse
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:30 AM EST

DF was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $21 price target. Market is undervaluing the company ahead of the WWAV distribution. 

Bullish
Discover upgraded at William Blair
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:48 AM EST

DFS was upgraded to Outperform, William Blair said. Company's management team is underappreciated by investors. 

Bullish
FedEx rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:27 AM EST

FDX was initiated with an Outperform rating, Credit Suisse said. $124 price target. Company can generate consistent annual sales growth an expand margins. 

 

Bearish
Harris downgraded at Oppenheimer
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:15 AM EST

HRS was downgraded from Perform to Underperform, Oppenheimer said. Company will likely struggle to meet its second half guidance. 

 

Bearish
JCPenney downgraded at Citi
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:51 AM EST

JCP was downgraded to Neutral, said Citi. The concern is that JCP's return to topline growth will take longer than expected. The 2013 EPS estimate was lowered and the new price target is $15.

Bearish
JC Penney downgraded at Oppenheimer
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:13 AM EST

JCP was downgraded from Outperform to Perform, Oppenheimer said. Near-term risks could de-rail a potential recovery. 

 

Bullish
United Parcel rated new Outperform at Oppenheimer
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:17 AM EST

UPS was initiated with an Outperform rating, Oppenheimer said. $95 price target. Company is leveraged to a gradual domestic economic recovery. 

 

Zions Bancorporation rated new Outperform at BMO
Mar 06, 2013 | 8:12 AM EST

ZION was initiated with an Outperform rating, BMO Capital said. $30 price target. COmpany has solid core earnings power.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Copano Energy price target and estimates raised at UBS
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:12 AM EST

CPNO estimates through 2014 were raised by UBS after the company reported fourth quarter earnings. The price target increased to $40 to account for the pending acquisition by Kinder Morgan.

Cree price target and estimates raised at Sterne Agee
Mar 06, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

CREE estimates through 2014 were increased, said Sterne Agee. The exclusive deal with Home Depot to sell its LED light bulbs and gross margin tailwinds will benefit the company. Price target is now $64.

Cree price target and estimates raised at UBS
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:18 AM EST

CREE estimates through 2014 were increased, said UBS. The deal with Home Depot and LED bulb pricing will drive growth. Price target is now $51.

Bearish
Darden estimates, target reduced at Credit Suisse
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:28 AM EST

DRI estimates were cut through 2015, Credit Suisse said. Olive Garden continues to face challenges. Neutral rating and new $45 price target. 

Gilead Sciences price target raised at Lazard
Mar 06, 2013 | 8:14 AM EST

GILD price target increased to $58, Lazard Capital Markets said. Visit with specialist highlights significant HCV opportunity. 

News Corp. target raised at Lazard
Mar 06, 2013 | 8:16 AM EST

NWSA price target increased to $35, Lazard Capital Markets said. Fox Sports 1 could be a 5% EPS lift. Buy rating. 

Bearish
VeriFone price target and estimates cut at UBS
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:31 AM EST

PAY estimates through 2014 were cut based on management's updated guidance. The company needs to recapture share and revitalize its underperforming products/markets. Price target reduced to $25.

Bullish
Pinnacle West Capital price target and estimates raised at UBS
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:26 AM EST

PNW 2013 earnings estimates were increased slightly and 2015 estimates were introduced after meeting with management, said UBS.  The new price target is $59 and is based on the new 2015 estimates.

Qualcomm cut from Conviction Buy List at Goldman
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:47 AM EST

QCOM was removed from the Conviction Buy list, according to Goldman Sachs. $80 price target. Chipset market share will likely peak in 2013.

Bullish
Sally Beauty price target and estimates raised at Sterne Agee
Mar 06, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

SBH estimates through 2014 were increased, said Sterne Agee. The new $700 million share repurchase program presents material EPS accretion potential. Price target is now $34.

Bullish
Western Refining estimates updated and price target raised at UBS
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:46 AM EST

WNR estimates were adjusted, said UBS. Earnings were moved from 2013 into 2014 after the company announced they are pursuing the formation of an MLP. Price target increased to $39.

Xilinx price target and estimates raised at UBS
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:39 AM EST

XLNX estimates through 2014 were increased, said UBS. The company's ability to sustain 28nm market share leadership gives credence to new product execution. Price target increased to $37.

Economics

Update
Beige Book
Mar 06, 2013 | 7:32 AM EST

2pm: Federal Reserve releases Beige Book

Update
ADP Employment
Mar 06, 2013 | 6:52 AM EST

8:15am: ADP Employment Change, Feb., est. 170k (prior 192k)

Update
Factory Orders
Mar 06, 2013 | 6:55 AM EST

10am: Factory Orders, Jan., est. -2.2% (prior 1.8%)

Meetings

Cowen Healthcare Conf.
Mar 06, 2013 | 6:48 AM EST

Cowen Health Care Conference (Day 3 of 3) - 03/04/13 - 03/06/13 Boston, MA

Update
Wells E&P Conf.
Mar 06, 2013 | 6:45 AM EST

Wells Fargo Securities Exploration & Production Forum (Day 1 of 2) - 03/06/13 - 03/07/13 Boston, MA

Update
Citi Financial Services Conf.
Mar 06, 2013 | 6:49 AM EST

Citi US Financial Services Conference (Day 2 of 2) - 03/05/13 - 03/06/13 Boston, MA

Update
Barclays Internet Conf.
Mar 06, 2013 | 6:50 AM EST

Barclays Internet Connect Conference

Update
DIS Investor Mtg.
Mar 06, 2013 | 6:44 AM EST

 Disney's 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders - 12PM

Update
HON Investor Mtg.
Mar 06, 2013 | 6:43 AM EST

Honeywell Annual Investor Conference - 10AM 

Update
Deutsche Media/Telecom Conf.
Mar 06, 2013 | 6:47 AM EST

Deutsche Bank 2013 dbAccess Media, Internet & Telecom Conference

Update
TYC Investor Mtg.
Mar 06, 2013 | 6:44 AM EST

Tyco International Annual Shareholder Meeting - 9AM

Update
JP Morgan Transportation Conf.
Mar 06, 2013 | 6:47 AM EST

JPMorgan Aviation, Transportation and Defense Conference (Day 3 of 3) - 03/04/13 - 03/06/13 New York, NY

Update
XOM Analyst Mtg.
Mar 06, 2013 | 6:42 AM EST

Exxon Mobil Corporation 2013 Analyst Meeting - 9AM 

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