Ulta Salon (ULTA) was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. $120 price target. Company has large competitive advantages and can continue to grow, Credit Suisse said.
UnitedHealth (UNH) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs from neutral to buy. Company was also placed on the Conviction List. Company is an industry leader and leveraged to health care reform, Goldman said. $68 price target.
Williams-Sonoma (WSM) was initiated with a neutral rating at Credit Suisse. $49 price target. Company has posted inconsistent results, Credit Suisse said.
Yum Brands (YUM) was downgraded at Robert Baird from outperform to neutral. $72 price target. China outlook remains uncertain and management lowered guidance, Baird said.Zynga (ZNGA) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch from underperform to buy. Valuation call, based on a $3.40 price target, BofA/Merrill said. Quiksilver (ZQK) was downgraded at B. Riley Caris from buy to neutral. $6.70 price target. Company remains exposed to Europe, B. Riley Caris said.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAbbott (ABT) target raised at Jefferies to $40, Jefferies said. Conservative guidance sets the stage for EPS momentum. Buy rating. Edwards LifeSciences (EW) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of EW now seen reaching $114, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on Sapian launch back on track. Buy rating. Gilead Sciences (GILD) target lowered at OPPENHEIMER to $45, Oppenheimer said. Reflective of stock split. Outperform rating. Humana (HUM) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of HUM now seen reaching $93, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on rising confidence. Buy rating. Marathon Petroleum (MPC) target raised at Oppenheimer to $90, Oppenheimer said. Strong outlook boosts valuation. Outperform rating. Netflix (NFLX) estimates, target raised at BMO. Shares of NFLX now seen reaching $165, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also increased, given higher subscriber expectations. Market Perform rating. Yum! Brands (YUM) numbers lowered at Oppenheimer. Shares of YUM now seen reaching $70. Estimates also lowered on China problems. Outperform rating. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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