Keycorp (KEY) downgraded at Bernstein from Market Perform to Underperform, Bernstein Research said. $8 price target. Impact of higher interest rates is premature and exaggerated.
Las Vegas Sands (LVS) downgraded at Craig-Hallum from Buy to Hold, Craig-Hallum said. $54 price target. Valuation call, as Las Vegas remains weak.
MB Financial (MBFI) upgraded at KBW to Outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $26 price target. Loan growth appears to have turned and fee income is accelerating.
Murphy Oil (MUR) downgraded at Societe Generale from Buy to Hold, Societe Generale said. $66 price target. Company restructuring is done and the upstream business is lagging.Regions Financial (RF) downgraded at Bernstein from Market Perform to Underperform, Bernstein Research said. $7 price target. Sector is not cheap on an earnings basis. Regions Financial downgraded at Baird from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. $8 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 26% since mid-November. Research in Motion (RIMM) downgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Underperform, Credit Suisse said. $10 price target. Company faces a daunting product transition period. Zions Bancorporation (ZION) downgraded at Bernstein from Market Perform to Underperform, Bernstein Research said. Valuation call, based on a $20 price target.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAlign Technology (ALGN) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of ALGN now seen reaching $36, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on demand trends re-accelerating. Buy rating. Avery Dennison (AVY) numbers raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of AVY now seen reaching $38, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, given the company's restructuring efforts. Underperform rating. Boeing (BA) estimates, target increased at Credit Suisse. BA estimates were raised through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Company boosted its guidance. Outperform rating and new $87 price target. ConAgra Foods (CAG) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of CAG now seen reaching $38, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on completion of acquisition. Buy rating. Citrix Systems (CTXS) numbers boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of CTXS now seen reaching $72.50, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given higher networking and cloud growth. Neutral rating. Citrix numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of CTXS now seen reaching $85, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on mobility and networking growth. Buy rating.
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