2012 Stock Predictions and Outlook
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STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAetna ( AET) estimates increased through 2012 at UBS. Investor day delivers constructive commentary. Maintain $43 price target and neutral rating. C.R. Bard ( BCR) numbers lowered at Citigroup. Shares of BCR now seen reaching $87. Estimates also lowered on slightly weaker 2012 outlook. Neutral rating. Centene Numbers ( CNC) raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of CNC now seen reaching $48. Estimates also raised on strong 2012 guidance. Outperform rating. Centene estimates, target raised at UBS. Shares of CNC now seen reaching $44. Estimates also increased on significant new business coming on in 2012. Buy rating. Cablevision Systems ( CVC) was added to Top Picks Live at Citigroup. Market reaction to recent misses overdone. $21 price target. Diamond Offshore ( DO) target cut at Goldman Sachs. Shares of DO now seen reaching $68. Company is realizing lower day rates and receiving fewer bonus payments from Brazil. Darden Restaurants ( DRI)numbers cut at BMO Capital. Shares of DRI now seen reaching $50. Estimates also reduced, given higher food costs. Market perform rating. Juniper ( JNPR) estimates were reduced through 2013 at Morgan Stanley. Carrier spending continues to slow down. Overweight rating and new $24 price target. Micron ( MU) target reduced at Morgan Stanley. Shares of MU now seen reaching $10. PC memory demand remains weak. Overweight rating. NRG Energy ( NRG) NRG estimates raised through 2012 at UBS. Decline in interest expense after Agua Caliente deal. Maintain $20 price target and neutral rating. Rite Aid ( RAD) numbers raised at Goldman Sachs. Shares of RAD now seen reaching $1.50. Estimates also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins. Neutral rating. TCF Financial ( TCB) estimates were cut through 2013 at Morgan Stanley. Durbin rules will cause costs to rise. Overweight rating and new $15 price target. United Rentals ( URI)numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of URI now seen reaching $37. Estimates also raised on RSC Holding acquisition. Outperfrom rating. United Rentals numbers boosted at Keybanc. Shares of URI now seen reaching $34. Estimates also upped, as the RRR purchase should be accretive to earnings. Buy rating. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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