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rated new Outperform at BMO. $67 price target. Company is a market leader and deserves a premium valuation.
rated new Buy at Sterne Agee. $19 price target. Trading volumes should bounce back before interest rates do.
rated new Buy at Cantor. $300 price target. Company remains the best play on growth in global online retail.
upgraded at BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Valuation call, based on a $53 price target.
rated new Buy at Deutsche with a $40 price target, Deutsche Bank said. Stock has more than doubled year-to-date, but still trades at a discount valuation.
rated new Neutral at UBS. $15.50 price target. A slow and fragile brand recovery.
upgraded at UBS to Buy from Neutral, UBS said. $31 price target. Accelerating margin expansion and international growth.
ConAgra Foods upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
downgraded at Keybanc from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. $24 price target. Industry pricing could fall more than expected in the near term.
rated new Hold at Cantor. $48 price target. Valuation call, as the stock has already gained 54% year-to-date.
rated new Neutral at BofA/Merrill. $66 price target. Stock is largely pricing in growth headwinds.
upgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $68 price target. Website and platform upgrade has led to improving conversion rates.
Expedia rated new Buy at Cantor. $64 price target. Company is turning its business around.
rated new Hold at Deutsche. Valuation call, based on a $22 price target.
Facebook rated new Buy at Cantor. $26 price target. Company can continue to monetize its massive user base.
downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.
rated new Buy at Cantor. $830 price target. Company should ultimately be as strong in display and mobile as it is in search.
downgraded at Keybanc from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Company lacks near-term catalysts and margins could deteriorate from here.
downgraded at Baird from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. $105 price target. Subscription growth could remain muted in the near term.
upgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $42 price target. Now expect industry price increases to hold.
rated new Hold at Cantor. Valuation call, based on a $120 price target.
upgraded at Citigroup to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $525 price target. Spend holding up and regulatory risk manageable.
upgraded at Citigroup to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $39 price target. More construcutive on fundamental outlook and valuation.
rated new Buy at Cantor. $70 price target. Company still has enormous global growth potential.
rated new Neutral at Sterne Agee. $39 price target. Company has a premium valuation, despite macro uncertainty.
rated new Market Perform at BMO. Valuation call, based on a $34 price target.
rated new Buy at Cantor. $740 price target. Company can continue to grow overseas and gain market share.
upgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $75 price target. Inventories are down, which should help keep prices firm.
rated new Neutral at Sterne Agee. $15 price target. Company has limited near-term earnings potential.
rated new Hold at Cantor. $16 price target. It will take new management some time to try and turn the business around.
upgraded at Sterne Agee from Underperform to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. $23 price target. TARP repayment is imminent.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
estimates, target raised at Deutsche. Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $850, according to Deutsche Bank. Estimates also increased, as the new iPhone should drive near-term growth. Buy rating.
numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of ACN now seen reaching $65, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on end market improvement. Hold rating.
target raised at UBS to $69, UBS said. Upside from macro improvements and downside support from buybacks. Buy rating.
numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of CAG now seen reaching $29, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on benefit of acquisitions. Hold rating.
numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of NSC now seen reaching $75, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on 25% guide down. Hold rating.
target lowered at Jefferies to $35, Jefferies said. Share loss to Isilon. Hold rating.
target raised at UBS to $37, UBS said. Hardware hurts top line again, but earnings power preserved. Buy rating.
numbers trimmed at UBS. Shares of SWKS now seen reaching $33, UBS said. Estimates also lowered on non Apple and Samsung handset OEM weakness. Buy rating.
estimates, target cut at BofA/Merrill. SWKS estimates were reduced through 2014, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company is seeing slower growth in China and weakness outside of Apple and Samsung. Buy rating and new $32 price target.
Skyworks Solutions target lowered at Oppenheimer to $32, Oppenheimer said. Expectations realigned and story still attractive. Outperform rating.
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