Verizon ( VZ) upgraded at Pacific Crest to Outperform, Pacific Crest said. $53 price target. Company has balance margins and its growth is being underappreciated. Workday ( WDAY) rated new Neutral at UBS. $57 price target. High valuation and expectations, very large competitors.
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Barrick Gold ( ABX) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of ABX now seen reaching $50, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on raised gold forecasts. Buy rating. BB&T ( BBT) estimates, target reduced at Bernstein. BBT estimates were cut through 2013, Bernstein said. Company lowered its guidance. Market Perform rating and new $34 price target. Blackstone Group ( BX) added to Top Picks Live! at Citigroup. Superior asset gathering. $20 price target and Buy rating. Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of CMG now seen reaching $215, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on key metrics slowing. Underperform rating. E*Trade ( ETFC) estimates, target cut at Goldman. Shares of ETFC now seen reaching $8, according to Goldman Sachs. Estimates also reduced, given lower net interest income and credit provisions. Neutral rating. Facebook ( FB) numbers cut at JMP. Shares of FB now seen reaching $30, JMP said. Estimates also lowered on new valuations for PC and mobile business. Market Outperform rating. Fifth Third ( FITB) numbers cut at Bernstein. Shares of FITB now seen reaching $15, according to Bernstein. Estimates also reduced, as the company is realizing higher costs. Market Perform rating. Google ( GOOG) numbers cut at BMO. Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $800, BMO said. Estimates also lowered as data center and MMI dragged down results. Outperform rating. Google numbers cut at Citigroup. Shares of GOOG now seen reaching $800, Citigroup said. Estimates also lowered on modestly soft 3Q results. Buy rating. MasterCard ( MA) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of MA now seen reaching $552, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on solid volume metrics. Buy rating. Riverbed ( RVBD) estimates, target boosted at Nomura. Shares of RVBD now seen reaching $24, according to Nomura. Estimates also upped, as the company continues to execute well. Neutral rating. Sandisk ( SNDK) estimates, target increased at Sterne Agee. SNDK estimates were raised through 2013, Sterne Agee said. Company is expanding its handset base and supply is flat. Buy rating and new $51 price target.