Abbott (ABT) - Get Abbott Laboratories Report upgraded to Hold from Sell. Citigroup noted valuation and the company's strategy to build out infrastructure in emerging markets. Price target trimmed to $47 from $50.
upgraded to Buy from Hold. Recent downward move creates buying opportunity, Citigroup said. Maintain $165 price target.
was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Janney Montgomery said. Valuation call.
Brown & Brown
was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Janney Montgomery said. Company can generate better near-term organic sales growth.
was upgraded from Neutral to Positive, Susquehanna Financial said. $35 price target. Company has low debt leverage and onshore exploration plays look attractively valued.
was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, UBS said. Valuation call, as the company stands to benefit from an improving agriculture market snad higher corn acreage.
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was upgraded to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Valuation call, following the recent pullback in oil. Estimates also upped, given lower cost estimates.
was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Keybanc said. Valuation call, based on the long-term value of the company's merchant generation assets. $30 price target.
was initiated with a Neutral rating, Goldman Sachs said. $37 price target. Competition will likely pick up in the longer term.
was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, William Blair said. Valuation call, as the company just posted upbeat guidance.
was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Sustained weakness in power pricing could hurt earnings.
was upgraded to Buy, MKM Partners said. $600 price target. AdMob acquisition is a strategic positive for the company, and the stock is already pricing in other risks.
was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, MKM Partners said. $40 price target. Street is too pessimistic about the personal navigation business.
was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $32 price target. Major oils offer better upside potential, following the recent pullback.
was upgraded from Hold to Buy, ThinkEquity said. $25 price target. Checks show strong enterprise server and client demand.
was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. Company has exposure to deteriorating retail equity trends.
was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Longbow Research said. $35 price target. Consumable products should benefit from higher industrial economic activity.
Kansas City Southern
was upgraded from Sell to Buy, UBS said. $41 price target. Stock has been hit the hardest in the group, but the company is still seeing strong volume growth.
was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, UBS said. Agriculture fundamentals should improve, including a botto in corn prices.
NY Community Bancorp
was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, BMO Capital Markets. $20 price target. Valuation is compelling, as the 6.5% dividend yield appears safe.
was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Soleil Securities said. $230 price target. Stock is already pricing in concerns from Europe.
was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, FBR Capital Markets said. $87 price target. Company should see limited exposure, once the Gulf disaster is settled.
rating was raised to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $6 price target. Company is gaining market share and should see its churn rate improve.
upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight. Recent weakness may offers buying opportunity in RF Semi leader, Barclays said. Price lifted to $20.
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