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was downgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral from buy. Estimates were also cut, given a slower growth outlook, Sterne Agee said.
was upgraded at Cantor Fitzgerald to buy from hold. $60 price target. Volume and pricing trends are improving, Cantor said.
was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to neutral from buy. Company remains leveraged to slower PC growth, BofA/Merrill said. $4.50 price target.
was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. Bullish secular backdrop for multichannel commerce accelerates revenue growth, UBS said. $385 price target.
was downgraded at BMO Capital to underperform from market perform. $4 price target. Expect to see more production cuts at the company, BMO Capital said.
was upgraded at Sterne Agee to buy. $132 price target. Estimates also upped, as core sales growth should accelerate in the coming quarters, Sterne Agee said.
was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from overweight. $38 price target. Valuation call, J.P. Morgan said.
was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal-weight from overweight. Estimates were also cut, given lower expected Advate growth, Morgan Stanley said.
was upgraded at BMO Capital to outperform from market perform. $23 price target. Costs are coming down in Australia and the stock is attractively valued, BMO Capital said.
was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. Strong secular growth and valuation call, UBS said. $56 price target.
was upgraded at Pacific Crest to sector perform from outperform. Valuation call, based on an $11 price target.
Essex Property Trust
was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. High exposure to strong rental growth in West Coast and promising development pipeline in CA, UBS said. Valuation call, $180 price target.
was downgraded at Canaccord Genuity to hold. Company offered a soft outlook for the fourth quarter and lacks near-term catalysts, Canaccord said. $12 price target.
was initiated with a neutral rating and $25 price target at UBS.
21st Century Fox
was upgraded at BTIG to buy from neutral. $40 price target. Company can generate superior long-term growth, driven by its sports franchise, BTIG said.
was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy. $78 price target. Increased small-business activity should drive growth, BofA/Merrill said.
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was downgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform from outperform. Signs are pointing to lower electronics demand, Wells Fargo said.
was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
was downgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform from outperform. Valuation call, given a lower growth outlook for the chip business.
was downgraded at Wedbush to neutral from outperform. $165 price target. Recent channel checks suggest softer sales, Wedbush said.
was downgraded at DA Davidson to underperform from neutral. Valuation call, based on a $37 price target, DA Davidson said.
Tsakos Energy Energy Navigation
was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. Valuation call, based on a $176 price target, Goldman said.
was upgraded at J.P. Morgan to overweight from neutral. $100 price target. Virtualization penetration of x86 compute capacity of only 34% suggests ample room to grow, J.P. Morgan said.
was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy. $56 price target. Company has strong growth momentum, Deutsche Bank said.
was downgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from outperform. Core pricing growth is lagging expectations, Baird said.
Stock Comments / EPS Changes
numbers were increased at Jefferies. Estimates were increased slightly. Commerical real estate activity and balance sheet strength, Jefferies said. $14 price target and hold rating.
Align Technology earnings, price target were increased at Jefferies. Positive trends in revenue growth, margins and a lower tax rate, Jefferies said. $52 price target and hold rating.
Align estimates, price target were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $55. Estimates were also increased, given the company's new guidance, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.
estimates, price target were raised at Jefferies. Shares reached $435, Jefferies noted. Increased traffic activity and an upcoming price should drive same store sales, Jefferies said. Esimates raised to 2014. Hold rating.
estimates, price target were boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $70. Estimates were also increased, as the company has significant operating leverage, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.
First Cash Financial Services
estimates, price target were lifted at Jefferies. Strong execution in a tough environment with tax benefits, Jefferies said. $58 price target and hold rating.
estimates, price target were increased at BMO Capital. Estimates were raised through 2014. Company should continue to attract more advertising dollars, BMO Capital said. Outperform rating and new $1,100 price target.
Las Vegas Sands
numbers were boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $80. Estimates were also increased, given higher growth in Macau, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating.
Las Vegas Sands numbers were raised at J.P. Morgan. Shares are now seen reaching $80. Estimates were also increased on stronger-than-expected third-quarter results in Macau, J.P. Morgan said. Overweight rating.
numbers were lowered at Jefferies. Estimates were decreased. Higher expenses net interest margin compression, along with pending regulatory issues, Jefferies said. $113 price target and hold rating.
numbers were upped at Credit Suisse. Estimates were boosted through 2015. Company is seeing higher growth across the board, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating and new $28 price target.
PrivateBancorp numbers were raised at Jefferies. Forecasts were boosted across the board, Jefferies said. Favorable loan growth prospects supporting net interest income growth, Jefferies said. $26 price target and hold rating.
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