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Acorn Energy (ACFN) upgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings.
AmerisourceBergen (ABC) downgraded Overweight to Equal-weight at Morgan Stanley. Company trades at a premium valuation and lacks near-term catalysts.
American Tower (AMT) downgraded at Piper Overweight to Neutral. Valuation call, based on a $70 price target.Alpha Natural (ANR) upgraded at Nomura to Buy. $20 price target. Met coal prices appear to have bottomed and there are less fears about the CAPP steam market, Nomura said. Associated Banc-Corp (ASBC) downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings. Celgene (CELG - Get Report) downgraded to Hold at Auriga USA. Valuation call, based on an $82 price target. Consol Energy (CNX) downgraded from Outperform to Neutral at Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $40 price target. Dover (DOV - Get Report) rated new Outperform at BMO Capital with a $77 price target. Company has a diversified business with strong growth potential. Dover (DOV - Get Report) upgraded from Underweight to Equal-weight at Morgan Stanley. Valuation call, based on a $65 price target. Illinois Tool Works (ITW) downgraded to Underweight at Morgan Stanley with a $56 price target. Stock should trade at a discount to its peers. Johnson Controls (JCI - Get Report) upgraded from Hold to Buy at Deutsche Bank with a $39 price target. Sentiment has become too bearish in the near term. Lennar (LEN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc with a $32 price target. Sustained local job growth supports shift to fundamental growth. MarketAxess (MKTX) upgraded to Outperform at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods with $40 price target. Fears of increased competition from BLK appear overblown. Navigators Group (NAVG) downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings. PulteGroup (PHM) upgraded to Buy from Hold, at KeyBanc with an $11 price target. Sustained local job growth supports shift to fundamental growth. PPL (PPL) cut from Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs. According to Goldman, the company is being hurt by lower natural gas prices. SBA Communications (SBAC) upgraded at Piper to Overweight. Valuation call, based on a $60 price target. Toll Brothers (TOL) upgraded from Hold to Buy at Keybanc with a $31 price target. Company should benefit from sustained local job growth. VMWare (VMW) was initiated with an Overweight rating at Piper Jaffray. $125 price target. Company is a global leader and can continue to grow earnings, Piper Jaffray said.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAltera (ALTR) estimates lowered through 2013 at UBS. Company needs to reassure the market of expected 3G spending growth in China, UBS said. Buy rating and $42.50 price target. Associated Banc-Corp (ASBC) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of ASBC now seen reaching $15, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised ahead of first quarter results. Outperform rating. Broadcom (BRCM) estimates, target upped at Credit Suisse. BRCM estimates were boosted through 2013, Credit Suisse said. Company remains leveraged to smartphone and tablet computer growth. Outperform rating and new $50 price target. Commerce Bancshares (CBSH) numbers boosted at Guggenheim. Shares of CBSH now seen reaching $39, according to Guggenheim. Estimates also upped, given improved profitability. Neutral rating. Coinstar (CSTR) estimates, target raised at Benchmark. Shares of CSTR now seen reaching $85, according to Benchmark. Estimates also increased, given higher sales and cost controls. Buy rating. Cytec Industries (CYT) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of CYT now seen reaching $72, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on expanding engineered materials with Umeco. Hold rating. Google (GOOG) estimates raised at Citigroup through 2013. Solid fundamental trends. Maintain Buy rating and $750 price target. Google (GOOG) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of GOOG are now seen reaching $733, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on quality improvements and mobile mix. Outperform rating. Google (GOOG) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of GOOG are now seen reaching $850, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on first quarter results. Buy rating. Google (GOOG) estimates raised at UBS through 2013, UBS said. Q1 beat reinforces growth story. $825 price target and Buy rating. Google (GOOG) estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $770, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company is realizing higher margins. Outperform rating. Intuit (INTU) numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of INTU now seen reaching $55, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on less consumer tax revenue growth. Hold rating. JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of JBHT now seen reaching $56, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on first quarter beat. Hold rating. JB Hunt (JBHT) numbers raised at JP Morgan. Shares of JBHT now seen reaching $64, according to JP Morgan. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins. Overweight rating. Pfizer (PFE) estimates reduced through 2013, at Morgan Stanley. Company is seeing declines in joint venture products. Overweight rating and $22 price target. RailAmerica (RA) estimates, target increased at Credit Suisse. RA estimates were raised through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Company is seeing higher carloads and paying less interest expense. Neutral rating and new $23 price target. Supervalu (SVU) estimates increased through 2014 at UBS. Increasing estimates, but remain below guidance and consensus. Maintain $5.50 price target and Sell rating. >To submit a news tip, email: email@example.com.
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