Priceline.com ( PCLN) rated new Overweight at Barclays. $180 price target. Company is growing 2-3 times faster than its largest competitor, with the core expansion coming from outside of the U.S. PetSmart ( PETM) downgraded at Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral. $21 price target. Company is seeing margins fall, as the sales mix shifts away from hard goods. PetSmart ( PETM) estimates cut at Barclays through 2011. Inflation benefit is disappearing and hardgoods sales aren't bouncing back as quickly as expected. Equal-weight rating and $20 price target. Prudential ( PRU) upgraded at Friedman, Billings Ramsey from Market Perform to Outperform. $60 price target. Company is the strongest performer in a recent credit analysis. Regions Financial ( RF) downgraded at Deutsche Bank. Rating lowered to Hold from Buy. Maintains $5 price target and 2009 EPS estimates of -$1.12. Tupperware ( TUP) rated new Overweight at Morgan Stanley. $44 price target. Business mix has shifted toward high-growth emerging markets. Under Armour ( UA) downgraded at KeyBanc. Rating lowered to Underweight from Hold. Introduces $20 price target. Maintains 2009 EPS estimates of $0.83. Weight Watchers ( WTW) rated new Underweight at Morgan Stanley. $24 price target. Company seeing lower demand and a shrinking market for its food.
Eaton Vance ( EV) 2009 estimates reduced at Merrill/BofA to reflect high compensation costs. Company also seeing a higher tax rate and share count. Buy rating and $32 price target. First Solar ( FSLR) estimates cut at Merrill/BofA through 2011. Chinese pricing is falling. Buy rating and $180 price target. Google ( GOOG) added to Conviction Buy list at Goldman. Valuation call, as spending should increase in Europe. Buy rating and new $560 price target. NetApp ( NTAP) target raised at Goldman to $23. Company had a strong quarter, but lacks significant operating leverage. Neutral rating. NetApp ( NTAP) estimates lowered at Barclays through 2011. Storage market is stabilizing, but season pressures remain. Equal-weight rating and $25 price target. Phillips-Van Heusen ( PVH) estimates raised at Barclays through 2010. Demand is more stable and margins could improve because of lower inventory levels. Overweight rating and $38 price target. Semtech ( SMTC) target raised at Merrill/BofA to $18. Company has strong order momentum. Neutral rating.