NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
upgraded at Goldman from Sell to Neutral. Merchandise execution should improve in the new year. $17 price target.
upgraded at Barclays to Equal Weight from Underweight on valuation. Price target surged to $52 from $30. 2010 EPS estimate set at $5.33.
downgraded at Credit Suisse to Neutral from Outperform on valuation. Maintain $16 price target. Reiterate 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates at $0.37 and $0.81, respectively.
upgraded at Goldman to Buy. Company has attractive exposure to commercial lending. Stock is also trading at tangible book value. $38 price target.
rated new Buy at UBS. $17 price target. Company is highly regulated and offers attractive total return potential.
Family Dollar Stores
downgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Sell. Low-end retailers will underperform in a recovery. $29 price target.
downgraded at Goldman to Neutral. Valuation call.
downgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Sell. Company is facing difficult comps at Old Navy. $18 price target.
Life Time Fitness
downgraded at Credit Suisse to Neutral from Outperform as timing of a turnaround is uncertain. Price target cut to $26 from $29. 2009 EPS maintained at $1.77, 2010 lowered to $1.88.
upgraded at Goldman to Buy. $16 price target. Vegas trends are bottoming and the stock trades at a discount to its peers.
upgraded at FBR from Market Perform to Outperform. $120 price target. Checks show that sales momentum continued to build in the fourth quarter.
Principal Financial Group
upgraded at Barclays to Overweight from Equal Weight as concerns about CMBS exposure lessen. Price target raised to $31 from $21. 2010 EPS estimate set at $2.63.
upgraded at Barclays to Equal Weight from Underweight. Price target raised to $50 from $40. 2010 EPS estimate set at $5.60.
Reinsurance Group of America
upgraded at Barclays to Equal Weight from Overweight on valuation. Maintain $52 price target. 2010 EPS estimate set at $7.51.
downgraded at Credit Suisse to Neutral from Outperform as a pick-up in visitation patterns is lacking. Price target trimmed to $16 from $19. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at $1.39 and $1.58, respectively.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
estimates, target raised at UBS through 2011. Company is seeing higher pricing, which should offset currency losses. Neutral rating and new $18 price target.
( ACF) estimates, target boosted at FBR. Shares of ACF now seen reaching $20. Estimates also raised, to reflect improving credit fundamentals. Market Perform rating.
estimates cut at UBS through 2011. Equity offering will be dilutive, but helps remove an overhang from the stock. Buy rating and $17 price target.
estimates, target reduced at UBS. AVP estimates were cut through 2010. Company will be hurt by devaluation of currency in Venezuela. Buy rating and new $40 price target.
numbers raised at FBR. BTU estimates were increased through 2012. Company should benefit from higher coal prices. Outperform rating and new $63 price target.
numbers boosted at UBS. Shares of COH now seen reaching $40. Estimates also raised, to reflect strong holiday sales trends across the luxury sector. Buy rating.
estimates raised at UBS through 2010. Shutdown of Massachusetts site will save about $20 million. Neutral rating and $35 price target.
estimates lowered at UBS through 2010. Company guided toward lower refining margins. Buy rating and $92 price target.
( ERTS) estimates cut at FBR through 2011. Company warned again, with sales particularly weak in Europe. Outperform rating and $22 price target.
( HGSI) estimates raised at Morgan Stanley through 2011. Company has guided toward high cash numbers. Overweight rating and $40 price target.
numbers raised at Goldman. Shares of LULU now seen reaching $38. Estimates also boosted, to reflect strong store traffic trends. Buy rating.
Las Vegas Sands
target increased at Goldman. Shares of LVS now seen reaching $17.75. Stock should trade at a higher multiple. Neutral rating.
numbers reduced at Goldman. Shares of OI now seen reaching $42. Estimates also cut, to reflect the devaluation in Venezuela. Buy rating.
numbers raised at Goldman through 2011. Company guided toward higher holiday sales. Neutral rating and new $47 price target.
target boosted at Goldman to $64. Stock should achieve a higher multiple. Neutral rating.
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