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American Eagle Outfitters
downgraded at Brean Murray from Hold to Sell. $10 price target. Inventory remains high, ahead of back-to-school season.
initiated at JP Morgan with an Overweight rating and $27 price target. 2010 EPS estimates of 22 cents.
initiated at Credit Suisse with an Outperform rating and $17 price target. The company is well-positioned to benefit from the positive long-term trends in the revenue cycle industry, Credit Suisse said.
was initiated with a Neutral rating at Robert Baird. $15 price target.
downgraded from Buy to Neutral at Merriman, Curhan Ford. Valuation call, as the stock is up 80% year-to-date.
was upgraded from Hold to Buy at Citigroup. $50 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company should be able to successfully integrate the Columbia acquisition.
initiated at JP Morgan with a Neutral rating and $34 price target. 2010 EPS estimates of 49 cents.
was initiated with a Hold rating at Soleil Securities. $28 price target. Company has a promising pipeline, but already trades at a premium valuation.
was initiated with a Buy rating at Goldman Sachs. Intrinsic value of the stock is up around $101, and the company is leveraged to a cyclical economic recovery.
was downgraded from Buy to Neutral at Goldman Sachs. $48 price target. Estimates also cut, as merger-and-acquisition dilution and currency should weigh on earnings.
was upgraded to Buy at Goldman Sachs. $42 price target. Company has a strong film slate and parks pricing appears to be recovering.
was upgraded from Equal-weight to Overweight at Morgan Stanley. $20 price target. Improving mortgage insurance results should help drive growth.
was initiated with a Buy rating at Sterne Agee. $28 price target. Company could see a higher multiple, with backlog quality improving.
was initiated with a Sell rating at Soleil Securities. $28 price target. Company will have several products coming off patent soon.
was initiated with a neutral rating and $32 price target at JP Morgan. 2010 EPS estimates of 91 cents.
initiated with a Hold rating at Soleil Securities. $36 price target. Company has a decent pipeline, but is also facing a sharp decline in revenue.
was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform at FBR Capital Markets. $42 price target. Company can effectively reinvest its cash flow.
was upgraded to Buy at Goldman Sachs. $17 price target. Company is taking market share and seeing healthy advertising trends, but the stock is trading at just 11 times earnings.
Portland General Electric
was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to Neutral from Underperform. After meeting with management, we view the regulatory environment as stable, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said.
was upgraded from Sell to Neutral at UBS. Valuation call, based on a $7.10 price target.
was initiated at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch with a Neutral rating and $17 price target. The company provides online advertising solutions for small businesses, Bank of America said.
was upgraded to Buy from Underperform at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch due to stabilizing trends and improved outlook. Price target was lifted to $13 from $9.
Total System Services
was initiated with a Neutral rating at Janney Montgomery. $12 price target. Regulatory pressure on credit cards will continue to weigh on the company's primary sales driver.
was downgraded from Buy to Neutral at Goldman Sachs. New analyst also has a $37 price target.
was upgraded from Neutral to Buy at UBS. Pullback has created a buying opportunity. Estimates also boosted, as the company should outperform its peers. $29 price target.
downgraded from Buy to Neutral at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on a $41 price target.
was upgraded from Neutral to Buy at Goldman Sachs. Company should see better demand in the hip/knee markets. $67 price target.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
estimates, target raised at Citigroup. Shares are now seen reaching $330. Estimates also increased, to reflect better iPad and iPhone sales. Buy rating.
estimates, target cut at UBS. Shares of AKS now seen reaching $14. Estimates also lowered, as the company faces higher iron ore prices. Neutral rating.
target cut at Credit Suisse to $50 from $65. Expect uncertainty to linger, said Credit Suisse, which is maintaining its Neutral rating.
estimates, target raised at Goldman Sachs. Shares now seen reaching $16. Estimates also increased, given advertising strength and retransmission opportunities. Neutral rating.
price target increased at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to $20 from $17. Compelling value as visibility improves, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Maintain Buy rating.
added to Top Picks List at FBR Capital Markets. Company will likely pass along higher input costs to customers, and the stock should trade up through earnings. Outperform rating and $36 price target.
Las Vegas Sands
shares of LVS now seen reaching $23, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also upped, given better Macau results. Neutral rating.
estimates increased through 2011 at ThinkEquity. Company is seeing better DRAM pricing. Buy rating.
estimates were lowered through 2011 at UBS. Company is seeing softer prices. Neutral rating and $9 price target.
numbers lowered at UBS. Shares of STX now seen reaching $25. Estimates were also cut, to reflect lower unit sales. Buy rating.
numbers reduced at UBS. Shares of WDC now seen reaching $46. Estimates also cut, as checks show pricing pressure in disk drives. Buy rating.
estimates were boosted through 2012 at Goldman Sachs. Macau continues to grow. Neutral rating and new $93 price target.
estimates were raised through 2011 at UBS. Company is seeing better U.S. margins and higher Chinese sales. Buy rating and new $49 price target.
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