United Parcel Service ( UPS) downgraded at Jefferies to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $81 price target. Short-cycle indicators recently turned negative.US Bancorp ( USB) downgraded at Citigroup from Buy to Neutral, Citigroup said. $30 price target. Valuation call. VMWare ( VMW) rated new Overweight at Evercore. $105 price target. Recent pullback creates attractive risk/reward for server virtualization leader. Westlake Chemical ( WLK) upgraded at Goldman to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $67 price target. Company should benefit from declining ethane prices. Williams-Sonoma ( WSM) downgraded at Oppenheimer to Perform from Outperform, Jefferies said. $37 price target. Margin pressures an issue.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESApple ( AAPL) target raised at Jefferies to $550, Jefferies said. Expecting strength driven by iPhone 4S. Buy rating. Amazon.com ( AMZN) estimates, target lowered at Benchmark. Shares of AMZN now seen reaching $210. Estimates also cut, given lower realized margins. Buy rating. Anadarko ( APC) estimates lowered at Oppenheimer through 2012, Oppenheimer said. Adjustments based on changes in NYMEX futures oil and gas prices. Outperform rating. Beam ( BEAM) cut from Conviction Buy List at Goldman. MNST offers better value at current levels. $55 price target. Carnival ( CCL) estimates, target cut at Goldman. Shares of CCL now seen reaching $39. Estimates also reduced, given the grounding of the Concordia vessel. Buy rating. Carnival estimates lowered at UBS through 2012, UBS said. Impact from Concordia issue. Maintain Buy rating and $38 price target. Celgene ( CELG) estimates target increased at JMP through 2012, JMP Securities said. Company has several potential growth drivers. Outperform rating and new $88 price target. Discover Financial ( DFS) numbers upped at Goldman through 2013, Goldman Sachs said. Company is seeing lower expenses and should see better credit results. Neutral rating and new $30 price target. Dow Chemical ( DOW) numbers raised at Goldman. Shares of DOW now seen reaching $38, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also increased, given lower expected ethane costs. Neutral rating. Home Depot ( HD) numbers increased at Goldman. HD estimates were raised through 2012, Goldman Sachs said. Company is buying back more stock. Neutral rating and new $45 price target. Hospira ( HSP) added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill. HSP was placed on the US 1 list, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $38 price target. Stock is attractively valued, down some 45% over the past year. JP Morgan Chase ( JPM) estimates lowered at UBS through 2013, UBS said. Universal bank consensus estimates are too high. Maintain Buy rating and $44 price target. JP Morgan Chase numbers raised at Citigroup. Shares of JPM now seen reaching $42. Estimates also increased on slightly larger balance sheet growth. Buy rating. JP Morgan numbers reduced at Goldman. Shares of JPM now seen reaching $41, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also cut, given lower capital markets activity. Buy rating.
Kodiak Oil & Gas ( KOG) estimates raised at Oppenheimer through 2012, Oppenheimer said. Adjustments based on changes in NYMEX futures oil and gas prices. Outperform rating.Lowe's ( LOW) estimates, target boosted at Goldman. Shares of LOW now seen reaching $29, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also upped, as sales should benefit from warmer weather. Buy rating. Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of LULU now seen reaching $65, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on pre-announcement last week. Hold rating. Mako Surgical ( MAKO) numbers raised at Goldman. Shares of MAKO now seen reaching $38, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also increased, to match the company's new guidance. Buy rating. SPX ( SPW) estimates boosted at BofA/Merrill. Shares of SPW now seen reaching $80. Estimates also upped, as the recent CU acquisition should add to earnings. Buy rating. Valero Energy ( VLO) estimates lowered at UBS through 2011, UBS said. Higher feedstock costs impact Gulf and West Coast operations. Maintain Buy rating and $24 price target. Walter Energy ( WLT) numbers reduced at UBS. Shares of WLT now seen reaching $110, according to UBS. Estimates also lowered to account for guidance update. Buy rating. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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