NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Alpha Natural (ANR) was downgraded from Buy to Hold at Brean Murray. Valuation call, based on met coal price expectations.
Progressive Waste (BIN) was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral at Credit Suisse. Northeast business remains challenging. $23 price target.
Centerpoint (CNP) was upgraded from Neutral to Buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $22 price target. Company is an attractive infrastructure play.Cablevision (CVC) was downgraded from Buy to Neutral at Miller Tabak. Company is generating less cash flow. $16 price target. Health Net (HNT) was upgraded from Neutral to Buy at Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, based on a $35 price target. Cogent Communications (CCOI) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings. First Solar (FSLR) was downgraded to Sell at TheStreet Ratings. Health Net (HNT) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings. Harris Corp. (HRS) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings. Huntsman (HUN) was initiated with a Buy rating at Keybanc. $20 price target. Company is leveraged to improving economic conditions in North America. Iron Mountain (IRM) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup. $38 price target. Near term risk/reward attractive. Kenneth Cole Productions (KCP) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings. Mednax (MD) was downgraded from Buy to Hold at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $73 price target. Growth could be slowing in the near term. Navidia Pharmaceuticals (NAVB) was downgraded to Sell at TheStreet Ratings. Office Depot (ODP) was upgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings. Pegasystems (PEGA) was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, William Blair said. Earnings have become more lumpy. PVH (PVH) was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral at Piper Jaffray. $93 price target. Company faces international retail headwinds.
Transocean (RIG) was upgraded from Neutral to Buy at Guggenheim. Valuation call, based on a $65 price target. Sempra Energy (SRE) was upgraded from Neutral to Buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. LNG liquefication can drive the next leg of growth. $71 price target. SM Energy (SM) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings. Whole Foods (WFM) was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight at JP Morgan said. $105 price target. Estimates also boosted, given the company's solid operating momentum. Walter Energy (WLT) was upgraded from Hold to Buy at Brean Murray. $81 price target. Company is growing U.S. production. Westport Innovations (WPRT) was upgraded from Underweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, as the stock has come down 40%. Weight Watchers (WTW) was upgraded from Hold to Buy at Auriga USA. $81 price target. Stock is attractive, following an 18% decline.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAIG (AIG) estimates, target raised at UBS. Shares of AIG now seen reaching $34, UBS said. Estimates also increased on solid 1Q results. Neutral rating. American Tower (AMT) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of AMT now seen reaching $75, UBS said. Estimates also increased on better organic growth and acquisitions. Buy rating. American Tower (AMT) numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of AMT now seen reaching $76, Citigroup said. Estimates also increased on faster revenue growth prospects. Buy rating. Alpha Natural (ANR) numbers cut at Credit Suisse. Shares of ANR now seen reaching $17, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given thermal headwinds. Neutral rating. Apache (APA) estimates lowered through 2013 at UBS. Lowered 2012 production guidance. Buy rating and $136 price target. Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) target raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of EPD now seen reaching $56, Oppenheimer said. NGL demand highlights impressive quarter. Outperform rating. Fluor (FLR) estimates, target boosted at JP Morgan. Shares of FLR now seen reaching $77.50, according to JP Morgan. Estimates also upped, given higher realized bookings. Overweight rating. First Solar (FSLR) numbers cut at ThinkEquity. Shares of FSLR now seen reaching $16, according to ThinkEquity. Estimates also reduced, given the company's new guidance. Sell rating. First Solar (FSLR) numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of FSLR now seen reaching $21, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on overly aggressive guidance raise. Hold rating. General Motors (GM) numbers lowered at UBS. Shares of GM now seen reaching $30, UBS said. Estimates also lowered on cautious outlook. Buy rating. General Motors (GM) numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of GM now seen reaching $25, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on weaker outlook in North America. Hold rating. Lear (LEA) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of LEA now seen reaching $59, UBS said. Estimates also increased as Q1 margins hold better than expected. LinkedIn (LNKD) estimates, target increased at JP Morgan. LNKD estimates were raised through 2013, JP Morgan said. Company continues to realize higher sales growth. Overweight rating and new $135 price target. Liquidity Services (LQTD) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of LQDT now seen reaching $72, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on acquisition pipeline upside. Annaly Capital Management (NLY) numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of NLY now seen reaching $15, Citigroup said. Estimates also increased on strong Q1 results. Neutral rating. Prudential (PRU) numbers lowered at UBS. Shares of PRU now seen reaching $73, UBS said. Estimates also lowered on poor Q1 results. Buy rating. Transocean (RIG) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of RIG now seen reaching $70, UBS said. Estimates also increased as strong offshore fundamentals continue. Buy rating. Ross Stores numbers upped at Deutsche. ROST estimates were boosted through 2013, Deutsche Bank said. Company continues to post solid sales growth. Neutral rating and new $60 price target. Sapient (SAPE) numbers cut at Goldman. Shares of SAPE now seen reaching $11, Goldman Sachs said. Estimates also lowered on the lack of near term catalysts. Neutral rating. Sealed Air (SEE) numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of SEE now seen reaching $22, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on slow start to the year. Buy rating. Scripps Networks (SNI) numbers increased at Morgan Stanley. SNI estimates were raised through 2014, Morgan Stanley said. Company is seeing higher advertising growth and buying back stock. Equal-weight rating and new $58 price target. Teradata (TDC) estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares of TDC now seen reaching $81, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, as the company is seeing higher organic growth. Overweight rating. Triumph Group (TGI) numbers raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of TGI now seen reaching $79, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins. Outperform rating. Visa (V) estimates increased at Citigroup. V estimates increased through 2013 reflecting the FYQ2 beat, Citigroup said. Neutral rating and $123 price target. Warnaco (WRC) estimates, target reduced at Benchmark. WRC estimates were cut through 2013, Benchmark said. Demand is slowing in Europe. Overweight rating and new $55 price target. >To submit a news tip, email: email@example.com.
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