upgraded at Jesup & Lamont from Hold to Buy. $56 price target. Investors are not giving the company credit for potentially stronger second-half results.
upgraded at Barclays to Overweight from Equal Weight as it has superior earnings growth potential. Price target jumped to $43 from $29. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates lifted to $2.78 and $3.41, respectively.
initiated at BofA/Merrill with a Buy rating and $22 price target. Valuable access at a discount. Crude Carriers is a crude tanker vessel owner with 5 vessels.
rated new Buy at MKM Partners. $41 price target. Company should be able to generate higher advertising growth and continue to expand overseas.
downgraded at Soleil to Hold. Company will be hurt by lower commodity and power prices. $40 price target.
downgraded at Oppenheimer to Perform. There is a growing hole in the company's clinical pipeline.
estimates lowered at Morgan Stanley through 2012. Company cut sales guidance, because of health care reform. Equal-weight rating and $48 price target.
downgraded at Piper Jaffray. Rating lowered to Neutral from Overweight. Price target lowered to $50 from $60. 2010 EPS estimates lowered to $3.62 from $3.82.
coverage initiated at BofA/Merrill with a Buy rating and $35 price target. Stronger near-term outlook after disappointing 2009 results could trigger revaluation in share on evidence that profitability is rebounding.
upgraded at UBS from Sell to Neutral. $73 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company is seeing better climate and industrial sales.
numbers boosted at Goldman through 2012. Company is seeing higher sales across the board. Neutral rating and new $81 price target.
upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Buy from Neutral based on improvement in the company's consumer segment and eventual recovery in industrial segment. Price target raised to $25 from $23.
downgraded at Barclays to Equal Weight from Overweight on valuation. Price target increased to $272 from $240. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates held at $9.47 and $11.34, respectively.
upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Neutral from Underperform following strong quarter and outlook. Price target jumped to $60 from $36.
upgraded at JMP from Market Perform to Outperform. $74 price target. Estimates also raised, as customers continue to spend on Computing as a Service.
initiated at BofA/Merrill with a Buy rating and $34 price target. Timely product approvals, solid execution and deals could support multiple expansion.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
target, estimates boosted at BofA/Merrill. AAPL price target surged to $300 from $260 after 2Q10 earnings blew past expectations. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates improved to $13.19 and $14.15, respectively. Maintain Buy.
estimates, target increased at Goldman. Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $270. Estimates also upped, given better sales and operating leverage. Neutral rating.
estimates, target upped at Goldman. ALTR estimates were raised through 2012. Company is seeing higher sales and gross margins. Neutral rating and ne $24 price target.
estimates, target boosted at UBS. APH estimates were increased through 2011. Company is seeing higher demand across the board. Neutral rating and $52 price target.
estimates, target boosted at Goldman. COH estimates were increased through 2012. Company is seeing better sales and gross margins. Neutral rating and new $43 price target.
target, estimates boosted at Barclays. CSCO price target increased to $31 from $28 on continued improvement in enterprise and healthy carrier markets. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates lifted to $1.60 and $1.85, respectively. Overweight rating.
Delta Air Lines
estimates raised at UBS. DAL estimates were increased through 2011. Company is cutting costs and should see higher sales. Buy rating and $17 price target.
estimates, target raised at Goldman. ETN estimates were increased through 2012. Company boosted its guidance, because of higher realized margins. Neutral rating and new $88 price target.
numbers boosted at Goldman. Shares of EW now seen reaching $120. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins. Buy rating.
estimates boosted at Goldman through 2012. Company is seeing higher motorcycle profits and improved credit costs. Sell rating and $30 price target.
Illinois Tool Works
numbers upped at Goldman. Shares of ITW now seen reaching $61. Estimates also raised, as the company appears to be regaining sales momentum. Buy rating.
estimates, target raised at Goldman. Shares of JCP now seen reaching $38. Estimates also increased, given higher expected same-store sales. Buy rating.
numbers boosted at FBR. Shares of JEC now seen reaching $53. Estimates were also increased, to match the company's new guidance. Outperform rating.
estimates lowered at Goldman. JEF estimates were reduced through 2012. Company will be hurt by a higher share count and is seeing softer trading revenue. Sell rating and $26 price target.
Johnson & Johnson
estimates lowered at Goldman through 2012. Company is being hurt by healthcare reform. Neutral rating and $65 price target.
estimates upped at Goldman through 2011. Accounting uncertainty has created a buying opportunity. Still, deferred revenues are growing and the company is seeing higher operating margins. Buy rating and $34 price target.
estimates tweaked at Barclays. MSFT 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates raised to $2.04 and $2.29, respectively. Consumer PC strength and improving IT spending trends, Barclays noted. Reiterate Equal Weight rating and $35 target.
estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares of OMC now seen reaching $51. Company is seeing better organic sales growth. Overweight rating.
estimates, target boosted at Goldman. Shares of PCAR now seen reaching $47. Estimates also upped, because of a continued truck recovery. Neutral rating.
numbers increased at Goldman through 2012. Company is realizing better sales and margins. Neutral rating and new $85 price target.
estimates lowered at FBR through 2011. Company will likely need to raise capital soon. Underperform rating and $2.50 price target.
estimates cut at UBS through 2011. Company is seeing a more muted recovery. Buy rating and $23 price target.
estimates upped at UBS through 2011. Company will likely resume its share buyback. Buy rating and $31 price target.
Total System Services
numbers boosted at Goldman. Shares of TSS now seen reaching $14. Estimates also increased, as the company is benefitting from a better macro environment. Sell rating.
estimates, target raised at Goldman. Shares of TUP now seen reaching $60. Estimates also increased, given strong sales momentum. Neutral rating.
estimates lowered at Goldman through 2012. Weaker international results are offsetting growth in North America. Neutral rating and $19 price target.
estimates increased at UBS through 2011. Company should see better demand in the industrial and communications markets. Buy rating and $32 price target.
estimates, target increased at Goldman. YHOO estimates were boosted through 2012. Company is seeing a lower tax rate and expected to buy back more stock. Neutral rating and new $20 price target.
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