ON Semiconductor (ONNN) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. $11 price target. Company can continue to expand margins over the coming quarters, Goldman said.
Prudential (PRU) was downgraded at UBS to neutral on valuation. The price target was raised to $34.70, UBS said.
JM Smucker (SJM) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to sell from neutral. $93 price target. Company is facing a negative inflection point in organic sales growth, Goldman said.
Synaptics (SYNA) was upgraded at Needham to buy from hold. $52 price target. Company is leveraged to lower notebook demand and has limited visbility at Samsung, Needham said.TEVA (TEVA) was downgraded to market perform from outperform at Wells Fargo. Company is facing increased competition and price erosion in the generic market, Wells Fargo said. United Technologies was upgraded at Citigroup to buy. The company's late-cycle positioning is key, and the valuation vs. peers is attractive, Citigroup said. New price target is $110. ValueClick (VCLK) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy. The company should capture a bigger share of the market with its more integrated model, Jefferies said. New price target is $35. Verizon (VZ) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy. There is now an increased likelihood that Verizon could buy out Vodafone's (VOD) stake in Verizon Wireless, Citigroup said. New price target is $110.
STOCK COMMENTS/EPS CHANGESAeropostale (ARO) numbers were cut at Wells Fargo. Shares are now seen reaching $12 to $13. Estimates were also lowered on mature store base of core business, Wells Fargo said. Market Perform rating. Carnival (CCL) price target and estimates were reduced at Credit Suisse. Rising costs related to Triumph and limited visibility will impact earnings, Credit Suisse said. Price target is $34. Carnival price target and estimates were reduced at UBS. Earnings estimates were reduced through 2014. Europe demand is incrementally weaker since December, and Triumph impacted bookings, UBS said. Price target is $38. Salesforce.com (CRM) price target raised at FBR Capital Markets. Shares are now seen reaching $225. Company appears to have a bigger business opportunity in the public sector, FBR Capital Markets said. Outperform rating. Kraft Foods Group (KFT) numbers were raised at Goldman Sachs. Shares are now seen reaching $51. Estimates also increased on K cups and costs, Goldman said. Neutral rating. Oracle (ORCL) price target was boosted at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $40. Company should maintain its growth trajectory, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating. Starbucks (SBUX) price target was raised at Lazard Capital Markets. Shares are now seen reaching $74. Company has a deep pipeline of sales growth drivers, Lazard Capital Markets said. Buy rating. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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