NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
upgraded at Baird from Neutral to Outperform. $40 price target. New survey shows positive uptake and reimbursement trends.
rated new Buy at Citigroup. $45 price target. Company should be able to achieve its near-term growth targets.
rated new Hold at Citigroup. $20 price target. Company is in an investment phase, without clear growth catalysts.
Chesapeake Midstream Partners
( CHKM) initiated at BofA/Merrill with a Neutral rating and $25 price target. CHKM is engaged in gathering, treating, and compression of natural gas.
downgraded at Janney from Buy to Neutral. Company is looking at acquisitions, rather than buying back stock. $37 price target.
upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Buy from Neutral. Operating metrics suggest inflection point, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Price target raised to $13 from $12.
upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Neutral from Underperform. Operating metrics suggest inflection point. Price target raised by a dollar to $17.
initiated at JP Morgan with an Overweight rating and $60 price target. Introduces 2010 EPS estimates of $1.23.
initiated at Piper Jaffray with an Overweight rating and $57 price target. Introduces 2010 EPS estimates of $1.21.
rated new Neutral at UBS. $50 price target. Stock already appears fully valued.
rated new Overweight at Morgan Stanley. $60 price target. Company is one of the fastest-growing plays in the payments market.
( HOC) downgraded at BofA/Merrill to Neutral from Buy. Limited incremental growth prospects compared to peers. Price target improved to $52 from $50.
downgraded at Stifel from Buy to Hold. Artists costs continue to grow.
( MFE) downgraded at Barclays to Equal Weight from Overweight as global PC sales trending lower. Price target raised to $48 from $36.
( MIR) reinstated at BofA/Merrill with a Buy rating and $12 price target. Capacity revenues insulated from commodity prices.
( NETL) upgraded at Benchmark from Hold to Buy. $35 price target. Company should meet expectations, despite uncertain enterprise networking trends.
downgraded at Keybanc from Buy to Hold. Valuation call, based on a $17 price target.
rated new Positive at Susquehanna Financial. $98 price target. Company is positioned well and will grow its cash in the coming years.
Pioneer Natural Resources
upgraded at FBR from Market Perform to Outperform. $85 price target. Estimates also boosted, given higher expected production growth.
upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Buy from Neutral. Valuation call. $15 price target.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
target boosted at Stifel to $37. Checks show continued business momentum. Buy rating.
price target lifted at BofA/Merrill to $240 from $225 as company fundamentals remain strong. Reiterate Buy rating.
estimates, target raised at Benchmark. Shares of BP now seen reaching $46. Estimates also increased, given higher expected oil prices. Buy rating.
( BVF) price target higher at BofA/Merrill. BVF price target increased to $32 from $27 to reflect the recent merger. Maintain Buy rating.
numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of COO now seen reaching $43. Estimates also increased, to match the company's new guidance. Hold rating.
estimates upped at Keybanc through 2012. Company is seeing demand recover across the globe. Hold rating.
price target cut at Credit Suisse to $78 from $80 reflecting SII merger. Maintain Outperform rating.
estimates reduced at UBS through 2011. Strong iPhone sales will hurt wireless margins. Buy rating and $31 price target.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.