Analysts' Actions: EV FRC GLRE HTWR HPQ


Best Buy ( BBY) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.

Dun & Bradstreet ( DNB) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.

Eaton Vance ( EV) was downgraded at Citigroup to sell from neutral. $26 price target. Flows coming from higher cost deals or lower fee products, Citigroup said.

First Republic Bank ( FRC) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. $39 price target. Luminous Capital acquisition.

Greenlight Re ( GLRE) was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. $27 price target. Attractive entry point, UBS said.

Heartware Intl ( HTWR) was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. $95 price target. Street revs may be aggressive, UBS said.

Linn Co. ( LNCO) was initiated with a buy rating at UBS. $41 price target. Acceleration in acquire and exploit strategy, UBS said.

Penn National ( PENN) was upgraded at Lazard from neutral to buy. $54 price target. REIT split should help increase shareholder value, Lazard said.

Pioneer Natural Resources ( PXD) was initiated with a buy rating at Citigroup. $120 price target. Should produce above average production growth near term, Citi said.

St. Jude ( STJ) was downgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform. FDA is showing increased concern around Riata/Durata, Wells Fargo said.


Best Buy ( BBY) numbers cut at UBS. Shares of BBY now seen reaching $12.50, UBS said. Estimates also lowered as it is becoming more expensive to fix company. Neutral rating.

Best Buy numbers lowered at Jefferies. Shares of BBY now seen reaching $13, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on weak results. Hold rating.

Eaton Vance ( EV) numbers raised at KBW. Shares of EV now seen reaching $32, according to Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Estimates also increased, as the company is seeing better asset inflows. Market Perform rating.

Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) numbers cut at Citigroup. Shares of HPQ now seen reaching $10.50, Citigroup said. Estimates also lowered as BYOD still a major headwind.

Lowe's ( LOW) estimates, target increased at BMO. LOW estimates were raised through 2013, BMO Capital said. Company is realizing higher margins. Market Perform rating and new $37 price target.

Owens & Minor ( OMI) numbers cut at Credit Suisse. Shares of OMI now seen reaching $27, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given the weak utilization environment. Underperform rating.

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