This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
$1 buys you full access to ALL of TheStreet's Subscription Services! Learn More

Analysts' Actions: AAPL DELL IRWD K SEE FB

Stocks in this article: AAPLDELLIRWDKSEEFB

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:

Apple (AAPL) was downgraded at Pacific Crest to sector perform. High end of the market appears saturated, Pacific Crest said. Estimates also cut.

Cascade Bancorp (CACB) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Dell (DELL) was downgraded at Argus from buy to hold. Stock has already made a big run on takeover speculation, Argus said.

Ironwood Pharmaceutical (IRWD) was downgraded at UBS to sell from neutral. $11.50 price target. Expectations too high, UBS said.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.

Intermune (ITMN) was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. $15 price target. Short-term hurdles removed, UBS said.

Kellogg (K) was downgraded at Credit Suisse from neutral to underperform. Valuation call, based on a $55 price target, Credit Suisse said.

Mead Johnson (MJN) was downgraded at Credit Suisse from outperform to neutral. Estimates were also cut, given lower expected sales growth, Credit Suisse said. $76 price target.

Sealed Air (SEE) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy from neutral. $22 price target. Operational improvement under an aggressive new leadership, Citi said.

Valmont (VMI) was initiated with a neutral rating at Wedbush. $160 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 47% over the past year, Wedbush said.

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) was upgraded at Sterne Agee to buy. $62 price target. Company is looking to raise cash for acquisitions, to pay down debt or to offer a dividend, Sterne Agee said.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Apple (AAPL) estimates, target cut at BofA/Merrill. AAPL estimates were reduced through 2015, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company is facing increased smartphone competition. Buy rating and new $630 price target.

Atmel (AMTL) estimates, target raised at Canaccord. Shares of ATML now seen reaching $8, according to Canaccord Genuity. Estimates also increased, given higher netbook touch penetration. Buy rating.

Boeing (BA) cut from Conviction Buy List at Goldman. 787 risks continue to mount. $90 price target.

Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of BMY now seen reaching $39, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on big year for clinical trial results. Buy rating.

Eaton Vance (EV) numbers increased at BMO. EV estimates were raised through 2014, BMO Capital said. Company is attracting more assets. Market Perform rating and new $32 price target.

Express (EXPR) estimates, target upped at BMO. EXPR estimates were boosted through 2013, BMO Capital said. Company saw higher demand throughout the holidays. Outperform rating and new $19 price target.

Facebook (FB) target boosted at BofA/Merrill to $35. New advertising formats and mobile traction should continue to drive revenue acceleration. Buy rating.

Google (GOOG) estimates lowered at Canaccord through 2014, Canaccord Genuity said. Expect lower Nexus margins and higher acquisition costs. Buy rating and $810 price target.

Lululemon (LULU) estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse. Shares of LULU now seen reaching $79, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given moderating comp sales. Neutral rating.

Marathon Oil (MRO) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of MRO now seen reaching $40, Oppenhiemer said. Estimates also raised on improved outlook. Outperform rating.

Pfizer (PFE) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of PFE now seen reaching $31, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on big year for clinical results. Buy rating.

>To submit a news tip, email: tips@thestreet.com.

READERS ALSO LIKE:


Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,810.06 +91.06 0.51%
S&P 500 2,063.50 +10.75 0.52%
NASDAQ 4,712.97 +11.1030 0.24%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs