NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
upgraded at Oppenheimer from Perform to Outperform. $45 price target. Valuation call, as Apple and wireless demand remains strong.
downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold.
downgraded at Susquehanna to Neutral. Valuation call.
upgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Buy. See continued improvement in copper fundamentals. $94 price target.
upgraded at Goldman from Sell to Neutral. $44 price target. Company is looking to target margin and unit expansion.
upgraded at Goldman from Sell to Neutral. Valuation call, based on a $17 price target.
upgraded at Goldman from Sell to Neutral. Valuation call, based on a $29 price target.
Great Plains Energy
downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral. Company faces potential negative regulatory catalysts.
upgraded at Wells from Market-weight to Outperform. Estimates also raised, as the company has more room to expand.
rated new Neutral at Susquehanna. Company may have one or two more good quarters, but remains fundamentally weaker than HPQ.
( LZ) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold. Valuation call, based on a $110 price target.
downgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Sell. Company is the most sensitive to lower natural gas prices.
downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral. $40 price target. Estimates also lowered, because of higher costs.
( OXPS) downgraded at BofA/Merrill to Underperform from Neutral on weaker August metrics and lower earnings. EPS estimates lowered through 2012.
downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold.
rated new Buy at Needham. $35 price target. Restructuring could pay off with higher future margins.
upgraded at Benchmark from Hold to Buy. $15 price target. Google Instant could drive affiliate market traffic.
upgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Buy. Estimates also boosted, given higher transmission earnings.
downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral. Estimates also cut, given lower margin expectations. $45 price target.
downgraded at RBC from Outperform to Sector Perform. Company has exposure to cyclical industrial and enterprise weakness. $28 price target.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
target raised at Kaufman. to $374. Checks show better iPad sales. Buy rating.
( AGP) estimates increased at Morgan Stanley through 2012. Sales visibility is improving. Equal-weight rating.
target boosted at Keybanc to $74. Growth in global light-vehicle production should drive growth for the next couple of years. Buy rating.
estimates, target raised at RBC. Shares of AZO now seen reaching $208. Estimates also increased, given expected strength in after-market demand. Sector Perform rating.
price target raised at Barclays to $225, up from $210. Expecting strong sales and margins when the company reports 4Q10 EPS tomorrow. Maintain Neutral rating.
estimates reduced at JP Morgan. BA estimates were cut through 2012. Company could face pressure on its defense margins. Neutral rating.
estimates lowered at Oppenheimer. BEAV estimates were cut through 2011. New debt offering will dilute earnings. Outperform rating and $35 price target.
target, estimate trimmed at Barclays. CBOE Holdings price target lowered by a dollar to $24. 3Q10 EPS estimate lowered to $0.24 from $0.27 on weaker volumes. Maintain Equal Weight rating.
target, estimate raised at Barclays. CME price target increased by a dollar to $305. 3Q10 EPS estimate lifted to $3.67 from $3.64 on better volume trends. Reiterate Equal Weight rating.
estimates lowered at Stifel through 2011. 24-hour grace period will cut into fee income. Buy rating and $9 price target.
numbers increased at Barclays. ICE price target jumped to $124 from $120. 3Q10 EPS estimate raised to $1.42 from $1.32 on stronger volumes. Maintain Overweight rating.
estimates, target boosted at Stifel. Shares of INFA now seen reaching $41. Estimates also upped, as the company's upgrade cycle is accelerating. Buy rating.
target, estimate cut at Barclays. KCG price target reduced by a dollar to $18. 3Q10 EPS estimate lowered to $0.27 from $0.33 on weaker volumes. Reiterate Equal Weight rating.
( KFT) estimates cut at Credit Suisse through 2012. Kraft lays out realistic plan to achieve aggressive 3-yr growth goals, maintain Outperform rating, Credit Suisse said.
estimates increased at Goldman through 2012. Buyback program will add to the company's earnings. Buy rating.
target, estimate cut at Barclays. NYX price target trimmed to $30 from $32. 3Q10 estimate lowered to $0.45 from $0.49 on weaker volumes. Maintain Overweight rating.
price target higher at Barclays to $30 from $28 on stronger earnings going forward. Maintain Overweight rating.
target upped at Citigroup to $425. Recent online traffic and spending trends bode well for the company. Buy rating.
added to Top Picks List at FBR Capital Markets. Expect production to exceed guidance. $85 price target.
Research in Motion
( RIMM) price target cut at BofA/Merrill. RIMM price target reduced to $60 from $85 on a decline in subscriber additions. Maintain Buy rating, mainly on valuation.
price target trimmed at BofA/Merrill. STX price target fell to $13 from $15 given below seasonal pricing and volume trends. Maintain Underperform rating.
target lowered at Needham. Shares of TXN now seen reaching $33. Chip sector is seeing lower multiples. Buy rating.
price target lower at BofA/Merrill. WDC price target reduced to $29 from $34 on lower pricing and PC weakness. Maintain Underperform rating.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.