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was upgraded at Nomura to buy. Stock is trading at just 0.27 times expected 2015 sales, and the current cycle appears sustainable.
was upgraded at BMO Capital Markets to market perform, despite decreased earnings projections and $73 price target. Concerns about price volatility led to a selloff that improved CMP valuation to its peers, BMO Capital Markets said.
Compass Minerals was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
was upgraded at Barrington Research to outperform from market perform. Price target is $110. Recent selloff was an overreaction, as the company still has sustained growth potential, Barrington Research said.
was downgraded at MKM Partners to sell. $33 price target. Channel checks suggest that near-term sales could fall short of expectations, MKM Partners said.
was upgraded at Lazard Capital Markets to buy from neutral. The second quarter of 2013 marks the low point of earnings cycle, and major earnings and margin improvement are seen for the second half of 2013, Lazard Capital Markets said.
was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.
was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal-weight from overweight. Shares have outperformed OSX by 50%, downgrading on valuation, Morgan Stanley said. Price target increased to $120.
was downgraded at FBR to market perform from outperform. Valuation call, based on a $63 price target, FBR said.
was downgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from outperform. A large number of deals appear to have slipped through the cracks this quarter, Baird said.
was downgraded at BMO Capital Markets to market perform. Concerns about agricultural commodity prices arose, said BMO Capital Markets. Price volatility negatively impacts MOS' price advantages and bottom line, BMO Capital said.
Mosaic was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal-weight. Substantial change to the potash market is an unequivocal negative, Morgan Stanley said.
was downgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform from outperform. Valuation range is $14-$17. Tegra sales are uncertain, and there are concerns of losing GPU market share, Wells Fargo said.
Owens & Minor
was upgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from underperform. $35 price target. Market is challenged, but the company's future appears brighter, Robert Baird said.
was upgraded at Benchmark Company to buy from hold. $85 price target. New management team is fixing issues, Benchmark said.
was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. Competitor Uralkali is exiting marketing venture, putting pressure on pricing, said UBS. Price target is now $33.
was downgraded at Benchmark Company to hold from buy. $20 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 30% over the past month, Benchmark said.
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was downgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform. Downgrade based on belief that the firm's third-quarter beat is now fully priced into the stock, Wells Fargo said. A strong earnings beat and improved guidance drove valuation improvements despite the downgrade, Wells Fargo also said.
was downgraded at FBR Capital Markets to market perform from outperform. Company is facing increased competition, FBR Capital Markets said.
was downgraded at BMO Capital Markets to underperform. Based on declining demand for memory products, BMO Capital Markets said. Supply and demand balance has shifted and excess supply will detract from SNDK margins and profitability, BMO Capital Markets said.
was upgraded at Robert Baird to outperform from neutral. $30 price target. Management is turning the business around and can achieve growth and margin targets, Robert Baird said.
was downgraded at DA Davidson to underperform. Estimates also cut, given lower end-market demand, DA Davidson said.
Xylem was downgraded at Wedbush from outperform to neutral. Stock was also cut from the Best Idea list, given the company's disappointing outlook, Wedbush said. $27 price target.
Xylem was downgraded at Canaccord to hold from buy. $27 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts, Canaccord said.
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numbers were cut at UBS. Competitor Uralkali is exiting marketing venture, putting pressure on pricing, said UBS. Price target is now $100.
Affiliated Managers Group
numbers were raised at Citigroup. Earnings estimates were raised given strategic positioning and flow prospects, said Citigroup. Price target goes to $180.
estimates were raised at UBS. Earnings estimates were increased on the second-quarter beat, despite the bookings guidance cut, said UBS. Price target is $70.
numbers were cut at UBS. Earnings estimates were cut given a more challenging turnaround than originally expected, said UBS. Price target is now $55.
Discovery Communications estimates were cut at UBS. Earnings estimates were reduced on the timing of licensing revenues and FX, said UBS. Price target is now $82.
estimates were cut at UBS. Earnings estimates were reduced on increased downtime, said UBS. Price target is $64.
estimates were raised at UBS. Solid organic growth and better-than-expected synergies, said UBS. Price target goes to $95.
was added to the Top Picks List at FBR Capital Markets. Bad news already appears priced into the stock, ahead of the upcoming earnings report, FBR Capital Markets said.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber
numbers were raised at Citigroup. Estimates were increased given improving volumes, Citigroup said. Price target goes to $24.
estimates were reduced at UBS. Earnings estimates were reduced on lower U.S. oil production growth outlook, said UBS. Price target goes to $94.
numbers were raised at UBS. Earnings estimates were increased as off-road and Indian dealers remain key drivers, said UBS. Price target goes to $121.
Rockwell Automation numbers were raised at UBS. Earnings estimates were increased given solid solutions backlog, said UBS. Price target goes to $97.
estimates were cut at Citigroup. Estimates were reduced given margin pressure. Price target is $15.
numbers were raised at Citigroup. Estimates were raised to reflect the second-quarter beat, said Citigroup. Price target goes to $19.
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