Analysts' Actions: ADM AET INTC JOY


Archer Daniels Midland ( ADM) was upgraded at BMO Capital from market perform to outperform. $32 price target. Fundamentals should bottom in the first half of 2013, BMO Capital said.

Aetna ( AET) was initiated with a buy rating at Lazard. $50 price target. Company is trading at an attractive 14% free cash flow yield.

Cliffs Natural ( CLF) was downgraded at Goldman to sell. $25 price target. Company is facing higher costs and could miss production targets, Goldman said.

Coach ( COH) was initiated with an outperform rating at Wells Fargo. Company can continue to grow across the globe and in women's accessories, Wells Fargo said.

Cryolife ( CRY) downgraded to hold at

Emerson ( EMR) was downgraded at Oppenheimer to perform from outperform. $53 price target. Lack of high conviction catalysts, Oppenheimer said.

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Ford ( F) downgraded to hold at

Greif ( GEF) was downgraded at Wells Fargo from outperform to market perform. Company is leveraged to a weaker macro environment, Wells Fargo said.

Intel ( INTC) was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. $21.50 price target. CEO transition raises uncertainty, UBS said.

Joy Global ( JOYG) was upgraded at BMO Capital from underperform to market perform. $64 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is down 45% from its highs, BMO said.

Merck ( MRK) was upgraded at MKM Partners from neutral to buy. $51 price target. Company has a robust clinical pipeline, MKM said.

Palo Alto ( PANW) was initiated with a neutral rating at Nomura. Valuation call, based on a $60 price target, Nomura said.

Pentair ( PNR) was upgraded at Robert Baird from neutral to outperform. $60 price target. Management should be able to achieve long-term earnings targets, Baird said.

Research In Motion ( RIMM) was upgraded at Jefferies to hold from underperform. $10 price target. Strong BB10 carrier support, Jefferies said.

Realogy ( RLGY) was initiated with a neutral rating at Goldman. $34 price target. See limited upside to near-term EBITDA estimates, Goldman said.

Realogy was initiated with a buy rating at BofA/Merrill. $41 price target. Company can realize higher operating leverage, BofA/Merrill said.

SVB Financial Group ( SIVB) upgraded at Citigroup to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $63 price target. Has sold off in sympathy with other regionals.

Tyson Foods ( TSN) upgraded at DA Davidson from Neutral to Buy, DA Davidson said. $25 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company is realizing higher margins.

UnitedHealth ( UNH) rated new Buy at Lazard, $70 price target. Company is a market leader focused on managing care.

Whole Foods ( WFM) upgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $106 price target. Company can expand margins as it continues to attract new shoppers.


Agilent Technologies ( A) numbers cut at Citigroup. Shares of A now seen reaching $43, Citigroup said. Estimates also lowered on weaker than expected guidance. Buy rating.

Agilent Technologies numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of A now seen reaching $51, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on possible departure from operating model. Buy rating.

Lowe's ( LOW) estimates, target boosted at Nomura. Shares of LOW now seen reaching $40, according to Nomura. Estimates also upped, as the company is seeing better sales and margins. Buy rating.

Lowe's numbers raised at UBS. Shares of LOW now seen reaching $39, UBS said. Estimates also raised as 3Q was a step in the right direction.

NCR ( NCR) added to Focus List at JP Morgan. Estimates also boosted, as the company is expanding its product offerings.

News Corp. ( NWSA) numbers raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of NWSA now seen reaching $28, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also increased, as the Consolidated Media purchase should add to earnings. Neutral rating.

Urban Outfitters ( URBN) numbers raised at Nomura. Shares of URBN now seen reaching $35, according to Nomura. Company is making good progress at Anthropologie. Neutral rating.

Urban Outfitters numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of URBN now seen reaching $25, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on domestic growth. Underperform rating.

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