CHANGE IN RATINGS
upgraded at Goldman Sachs to Neutral from Sell based on more balanced risk/reward profile. Channel checks indicate that deterioration in advertising trends is moderating. Price target at $5.
rated new Buy at Deutsche Bank. $45 price target. Company is the premium farm equipment play and also offers a call option on the a recovery in North American construction.
downgraded at Goldman Sachs to Neutral from Buy based on valuation and near-term content cycle. Company is well-positioned long-term, but trades at a 25% premium to peers despite tough near-term outlook. Note that Q2 results could disappoint. Price target lowered to $20 from $26.
rated new Hold at Deutsche Bank. $3.50 price target. Company seeing strong HDD market in the near-term, but long-term challenges remain.
upgraded at Thomas Weisel. Rating raised to Overweight from Market Weight. Price target raised from $19 to $27. Maintains 2009 EPS estimates of $1.25.
rated new Buy at Deutsche Bank. $12 price target. Company is poised to gain share in storage and communications. Outlook also appears conservative.
upgraded at Citigroup from Hold to Buy. $24 price target. Company has clean inventory and should perform toward the high end of earnings expectations.
upgraded at Argus to buy from hold with a $23 price target based on early signs of improving demand and compelling valuation. Argus does not expect robust recovery near term, but believes TXN has made some structural changes that will benefit the company longer term.
downgraded at Morgan Stanley to underweight with $12 price target. Downgrade based on weak running shoe launch and increasing markdown risk which would raise risk to consensus estimates. In addition, UA valuation seems unsustainable after 52% bounce from March 6 low.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
estimates, target lowered at UBS to $48. Estimates also cut, to match the company's new guidance. Company has potential operating leverage, but issues remain. Neutral rating.
estimates lowered through 2010 at Morgan Stanley. HVAC data points are coming in lower than expected. Underweight rating and new $23 price target.
estimates cut through 2010 at Jefferies. Company being hurt by the macro environment, and continues to spend on remodeling. Hold rating and $25 price target.
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