CHANGE IN RATINGS
Atlas Pipeline Partners
upgraded at Credit Suisse to Outperform from Neutral based on recent acquisition and potential from new project. Raised target price to $61 from $60.
upgraded at BB&T Capital to Buy. Valuation has pulled back to an attractive level. Estimates also raised, following the company's latest positive earnings pre-announcement. $57 price target.
downgraded at Goldman Sachs to Neutral from Buy based on continuing fundamental risks and limited prospects for improving sales trends. Believe earnings outlook is skewed toward further shortfalls. Price target lowered to $49 from $55.
upgraded at Morgan Stanley from equalweight to overweight and raises price target from $74 to $76.
upgraded at Bear Stearns to Outperform from Peer Perform. The company reported second quarter '07 EPS growth of 29% and edged up its 2007 guidance by several cents. $43 price target.
upgraded to Buy rating from Hold at Jefferies. Price target cut to $55 from $57 and 2008 eps estimates lowered to $2.51 from $2.57.
upgraded at Morgan Stanley from equalweight to overweight and raises price target to $38.
downgraded at Merrill Lynch to Sell from Neutral. Revenue growth continues to slow. Stock's valuation reflects unreasonably high expectations for growth and future cash returns to shareholders.
upgraded at Piper Jaffray from Underperform to Market Perform. $76 price target. Valuation call, and the Euronext purchase helps the company offset challenges in its core cash equities business.
downgraded at Deutsche Bank to a Hold. The company's 37% rise since early January combined with well known Mid-East expectations has stretched valuation. $56 price target.
coverage initiated at Goldman Sachs with a Buy rating. See large growing market in global insurance claims processing, allowing Solera to generate impressive cash flow with high revenue visibility. Price target at $24.
Time Warner Cable
upgraded at Bear Stearns from Peer Perform to Outperform. $45 price target. Company is integrating its LA assets easier than expected. Trading liquidity could also improve, once the stock is added to the Russell.
initiated at UBS with Buy rating. Price target starts at $54 and 2008 EPS estimates set at $1.33.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
numbers raised at Jefferies. Price target lifts to $55 from $50 and 2008 EPS estimates raised to $2.55 from $2.35. Reiterates Buy rating.
2008 EPS estimates lowered at Credit Suisse to $3.05 from $3.20 to reflect company's Q1 performance and revised guidance. Maintained Outperform rating.
price target raised to $47 from $35 at UBS. FY2008 EPS estimates hold at $2.15. Reiterates Neutral rating.