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downgraded at Kaufman from Hold to Sell. Demand for project-based integration could remain slow. New $37 price target.
upgraded at FBR from Market Perform to Outperform. $39 price target. Stock has pulled back to an attractive level, ahead of the launch of its CS5 product.
coverage was started with an Outperform rating at JMP Securities. $45 price target. Company should benefit from strong industry growth trends.
Brown & Brown
upgraded at Stifel from Sell to Hold. Valuation call, as headwinds should diminish in 2010.
downgraded at Stifel from Buy to Hold. See lower U.S. business trends.
rated new Buy at Jefferies. $36 price target. Company has a tight lid on costs and should continue to build its core brands.
rated new Buy at Citigroup. $49 price target. Regulatory changes should allow the company to boost its ROE.
downgraded at Merriman from Buy to Neutral. Uncertainty remains surrounding Germany and Italy.
numbers cut at FBR. Shares of FSLR now seen reaching $90. Estimates also lowered, because of lower realized margins.
upgraded at Kaufman from Hold to Buy. New $67 price target. Demand is likely tracking ahead of expectations.
Pioneer Natural Resources
downgraded at Credit Suisse to Neutral from Outperform on valuation. Price target raised to $47 from $44. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at $1.26 and $2.60, respectively.
upgraded at Goldman from Sell to Neutral. $18 price target. Discount brokers should benefit from a steeper interest rate curve.
upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Buy from Neutral on better positioned in industry. Strong balance sheet and growing revenues from its real estate portfolio. Price target jumped to $48 from $43.
upgraded at Citigroup from Hold to Buy. Estimates also raised, as the company is seeing accelerated revenue growth. New $49 price target.
numbers boosted at Goldman. Shares of WBMD now seen reaching $35. Estimates also increased, because of the company's operating leverage. Sell rating.
downgraded at BofA/Merrill to Neutral from Buy to reflect the company's current payout policy. $11 price target.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
Advanced Auto Parts
target, estimates lowered at BofA/Merrill. AAP price target cut by a dollar to $42 to reflect 4Q results that came in below expectations. Estimates worsened through 2012. Concern that AAP is losing market share. Maintain Neutral rating.
Advance Auto Parts
numbers lowered at UBS. AAP estimates were reduced through 2011. Company is realizing higher operating expenses, though the stock remains attractive. Buy rating and new $47 price target.
target, estimates raised at BofA/Merrill ACOM price target lifted by a dollar to $17. Strong first quarter out of the box, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Estimates raised through 2011. Maintain Buy rating.
price target increased at BofA/Merrill. AEM price target raised to $69 from $66 as operations are back on track. Maintain Buy rating.
estimates raised at Morgan Stanley through 2011. Company should see a production ramp in the coming quarters. Overweight rating and $125 price target.
estimates raised at Credit Suisse. CAB 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates lifted to $1.08 and $1.12, respectively. Reiterate Underperform rating and $9 price target.
target, estimates boosted at BofA/Merrill. CECO price target surged to $30 from $23. Estimates raised through 2011. Strong momentum heading into 2010, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Neutral rating.
numbers upped at FBR. CECO estimates were increased through 2011. Company is seeing higher demand and margin expansion. Underperform rating and new $26 price target.
estimates raised at Goldman. CHK estimates were increased through 2011. Company likely to see lower depreciation costs. Neutral rating and $33 price target.
Cliffs Natural Resources
price target boosted at BofA/Merrill. CLF price target increased to $70 from $62 on higher estimates. Estimates raised through 2012. Reiterate Buy rating.
price target raised at BofA/Merrill. DDR price target increased by fifty cents to $9.50 after a solid quarter. Neutral rating.
price target cut at Credit Suisse. DELL price target lowered to $12.50 from $14 as margin discipline fades. Maintain Neutral rating.
estimates lowered at Morgan Stanley. DELL estimates were cut through 2012. Company is seeing weaker gross margins. Equal-weight rating.
target boosted at Citigroup. Shares of DELL now seen reaching $20. Company is seeing better corporate demand. Buy rating.
estimates, target raised at Goldman. DTV estimates were increased through 2011. Company is seeing lower depreciation and interest costs. Buy rating and new $40 price target.
target lowered, estimates revised at BofA/Merrill. FSLR price target cut to $140 from $150 on conservative guidance. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates set at $6.60 and $7.80, respectively. Neutral rating.
estimates, target raised at Goldman. Shares of IM now seen reaching $20. Estimates also boosted, because of cost-cutting efforts. Neutral rating.
price target boosted at Credit Suisse. INTU price target raised to $33 from $30 after strong 2Q10 results. 2010 and 2011 EPS estimates raised to $2.02 and $2.27, respectively. Maintain Neutral rating.
estimates, target upped at Goldman. INTU estimates were raised through 2012. Company is seeing better demand for consumer tax products. Neutral rating and new $36 price target.
Jack In The Box
target higher, estimates lower at BofA/Merrill. JACK price target raised to $24 from $22. Estimates lowered through 2012. Sales potentially at a trough. Maintain Buy rating.
Jack in the Box
estimates cut at Goldman through 2012. Company is seeing lower sales and being hurt by higher commodity prices. Neutral rating and $21 price target.
numbers raised at FBR. Shares of KEG now seen reaching $16. Estimates also boosted, because of a better pricing environment. Outperform rating.
numbers boosted at UBS. ORLY estimates were increased through 2011. CSK conversions appear to be going smoothly. Neutral rating and new $42 price target.
estimates lowered at Goldman. ORLY estimates were cut through 2011. Company is seeing slower sales and higher interest costs. Neutral rating and $45 price target.
estimates reduced at Goldman through 2011. Company will likely have lower depreciation costs. Neutral rating and $38 price target.
estimates, target raised at UBS. Shares of VAL now seen reaching $29. Estimates also boosted, though the company still faces headwinds. Neutral rating.
target increased, estimates dropped at BofA/Merrill. WOOF price target raised to $17 from $15 on evidence of a pickup in its profitable laboratory business. Estimates lowered through 2011. Maintain Underperform rating.
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