NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
downgraded at Morgan Stanley to Equal-weight. Valuation call, based on a $32 price target.
Bank of America
rated new Buy at UBS. $20 price target. Stock is attractive based on its normalized earnings potential.
( BVF) initiated at Thomas Weisel with an Overweight rating and $18 price target. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates introduced at $1.29 and $1.10, respectively.
upgraded at Jefferies from Hold to Buy. $27 price target. Near-term expectations seem low and could be exceeded.
initiated at Deutsche Bank. Initiated with a Buy rating and $44 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of -$0.53.
initiated at Thomas Weisel with an Overweight rating and $1.50 price target.
downgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Sell. The stock was also added to the Conviction Sell list, Channel checks point to considerably lower retain sales. $23 price target.
initiated at BofA/Merrill with a Buy rating and $12 price target. Analysts said key products will launch into an untapped billion-dollar market. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates set at -$1.51 and -$1.61, respectively.
reinstated at BofA/Merrill with a Neutral rating and $22 price target. Analysts mentioned the store has generated positive same-store growth since 2003. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at $1.65 and $1.80, respectively.
rated new Buy at UBS. $77 price target. Stock trades at a 19% discount to its peers, even though the company emerged from bankruptcy with relatively little debt.
upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-weight to Overweight. $31 price target. Valuation call and the company is also benefitting from a strong equity market.
upgraded at Pali from Sell to Neutral. Avatar should help drive film earnings higher.
( PTV) upgraded at Keybanc from Hold to Buy. $30 price target. Company will likely not have to make any further contributions to its pension plan.
initiated at Deutsche Bank with a Buy rating and $4.75 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of $0.34.
initiated at Deutsche Bank with a Buy rating and $38 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of -$0.98.
reinstated at BofA/Merrill Lynch with a Neutral rating and $24 price target. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates set at $1.74 and $1.88, respectively.
initiated at Deutsche Bank with a Hold rating and $30 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of $2.12.
initiated at Deutsche Bank with a Buy rating and $40 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of $2.45.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
numbers boosted at Morgan Stanley through 2011. Company is better positioned than its peers, even if the bull market in gold appears mature. Overweight rating and $46 price target.
target higher, estimates cut at Credit Suisse. Price target raised by a dollar to $3. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates plunged to -$1.47 and -$0.65, respectively, on lower top line and margins. Maintain Neutral rating.
estimates, target raised at Citigroup. Shares of AMZN now seen reaching $170. Estimates also boosted, to reflect strong holiday sales trends. Buy rating.
target boosted at Goldman. Shares now seen reaching $76. See more M&A potential in the industry and the company has seen recent exploration success. Neutral rating.
cut from Top Picks Live List at Citigroup. Valuation call, based on a $19 price target. Buy rating.
estimates raised at UBS through 2011. Perot deal should add to earnings. Neutral rating and $16 price target.
estimates boosted at Goldman through 2011. Company raised guidance, based on higher sales demand. Buy rating and new $88 price target.
estimates lowered at Citigroup through 2011. Earnings are fading, given a lack of earnings stability. Hold rating and $135 price target.
target, estimates boosted at Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse enlarged FSLR price target to $132 from $115 following 2010 guidance. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates surged to $7.30 and $6.58, respectively. Maintain Neutral rating.
target, estimates boosted at Barclays. It raised GE price target to $22 from $20 on more positive 2011 earnings outlook. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates increased to $1.03 and $0.97, respectively. Maintain Overweight rating.
estimates, target lowered at FBR. Shares of HON now seen reaching $35. Estimates also cut, to reflect higher labor costs. Market Perform rating.
estimate lower at Barclays. It cut HON 2010 EPS estimate by 10 cents to $2.40, 2009 maintained at $2.85. Reiterate Overweight rating and $55 price target.
estimates cut at Credit Suisse. HOV 2009 and 2010 EPS estimate sunk to -$9.16 and -$4.50, respectively. 4Q results were challenging as the company struggles with orders. Reiterate Underperform rating and $2 price target.
target, estimates higher at Barclays. It increased PAYX price target to $27 from $24 on 2Q beat. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates improved to $1.33 and $1.42, respectively. Reiterate Equal Weight rating.
numbers lowered at Morgan Stanley. Shares now seen reaching $42. Estimates also reduced, to reflect the recent stock offering. Overweight rating.
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