Pharmasset (VRUS) was downgraded from buy to neutral at Robert W. Baird. $137 price target. Risk inherent in any new DAA combination.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
Aetna (AET) estimates increased through 2012 at UBS. Investor day delivers constructive commentary. Maintain $43 price target and neutral rating.
C.R. Bard (BCR) numbers lowered at Citigroup. Shares of BCR now seen reaching $87. Estimates also lowered on slightly weaker 2012 outlook. Neutral rating.
Centene Numbers (CNC) raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of CNC now seen reaching $48. Estimates also raised on strong 2012 guidance. Outperform rating.Centene estimates, target raised at UBS. Shares of CNC now seen reaching $44. Estimates also increased on significant new business coming on in 2012. Buy rating. Cablevision Systems (CVC) was added to Top Picks Live at Citigroup. Market reaction to recent misses overdone. $21 price target. Diamond Offshore (DO) target cut at Goldman Sachs. Shares of DO now seen reaching $68. Company is realizing lower day rates and receiving fewer bonus payments from Brazil. Darden Restaurants (DRI)numbers cut at BMO Capital. Shares of DRI now seen reaching $50. Estimates also reduced, given higher food costs. Market perform rating. Juniper (JNPR) estimates were reduced through 2013 at Morgan Stanley. Carrier spending continues to slow down. Overweight rating and new $24 price target. Micron (MU) target reduced at Morgan Stanley. Shares of MU now seen reaching $10. PC memory demand remains weak. Overweight rating. NRG Energy (NRG) NRG estimates raised through 2012 at UBS. Decline in interest expense after Agua Caliente deal. Maintain $20 price target and neutral rating. Rite Aid (RAD) numbers raised at Goldman Sachs. Shares of RAD now seen reaching $1.50. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins. Neutral rating. TCF Financial (TCB) estimates were cut through 2013 at Morgan Stanley. Durbin rules will cause costs to rise. Overweight rating and new $15 price target. United Rentals (URI)numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of URI now seen reaching $37. Estimates also raised on RSC Holding acquisition. Outperfrom rating. United Rentals numbers boosted at Keybanc. Shares of URI now seen reaching $34. Estimates also upped, as the RRR purchase should be accretive to earnings. Buy rating. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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