Analysts' Actions: CAT FSLR HD HPQ AIG V


C.R. Bard ( BCR) downgraded at Goldman to Sell from Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $95 price target. Market giving too much credit for outer eyar revenue/EPS growth.

Caterpillar ( CAT) upgraded at Raymond James from Market Perform to Outperform, Raymond James said. $105 price target. Investors should look past 2013, which will likely be a transition year.

CF Industries ( CF) downgraded at Dahlman from Buy to Sell, Dahlman Rose said. $170 price target. See negative near-term industry fundamentals.

E*TRADE ( ETFC) downgraded at Nomura to Neutral from Buy, Nomura said. $11 price target. Valuation call.

Eagle Materials ( EXP) upgraded at Sterne Agee from Neutral to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $70 price target. Recent pullback appears overdone.

Sourcefire ( FIRE) upgraded at Topeka from Hold to Buy, Topeka said. $50 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company continues to execute well.

First Solar ( FSLR) downgraded at Pacific Crest to Underperform, Pacific Crest said. Pipeline is depleting and the company will likely lose earnings power.

FMC Technologies ( FTI) upgraded at Dahlman from Hold to Buy, Dahlman Rose said. Company should see higher demand for subsea processing.

Home Depot ( HD) upgraded at Oppenheimer to Outperform from Perform, Oppenheimer said. $76 price target. Positioned to capitalize on improving demand trends.

Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) upgraded at UBS to Neutral from Sell, UBS said. $19 price target. Free cash flow turning the corner.

Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG) upgraded at Goldman to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $715 price target. Fundamentals appear to be improving.

Mosaic ( MOS) downgraded at Dahlman from Buy to Hold, Dahlman Rose said. Best market condition are now behind the industry.

Marvell Technology ( MRVL) upgraded at Craig Hallum to Buy from Hold, Craig Hallum said. $12 price target. Continued growth in storage business.

NetSpend Holdings ( NTSP) downgraded at Citigroup to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $16 price target. Announced buyout by TSS.

RF Micro Devices ( RFMD) upgraded at Lazard to Buy from Neutral, Lazard said. $6 price target. Fears over QCOM overdone.

Total System Services ( TSS) upgraded at Citigroup to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $26 price target. Core top and bottom line expected to accelerate.

Visa ( V) upgraded at Guggenheim to Buy from Neutral, Guggenheim said. $185 price target. Downside risk has eased for the company.

Valassis ( VCI) downgraded at Benchmark from Buy to Hold, Benchmark said. $30 price target. Company is seeing slower shared mail demand.

Volcano ( VOLC) downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Company was also cut from the Conviction List. Base business will likely continue to face pressure. $25 price target.

Volcano downgraded at William Blair to Market Perform, William Blair said. Company has poor earnings visibility.

Wendy's ( WEN) downgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Underperform, Credit Suisse said. $5 price target. MCD will likely reaccelerate market share gains this year.


American International ( AIG) numbers raised at Drexel Hamilton. Shares of AIG now seen reaching $45, according to Drexel Hamilton. Estimates also increased, as the company has strong earnings momentum. Buy rating.

Aruba Networks ( ARUN) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of ARUN now seen reaching $27, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on solid results. Outperform rating.

Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) numbers raised at Credit Suisse. Shares of HPQ now seen reaching $20, according to Credit Suisse. Estimate also increased, as higher sales are driving wider margins. Neutral rating.

Marvell ( MRVL) estimates, target increased at Benchmark. MRVL estimates were raised through 2014, Benchmark said. Company is seeing higher customer demand. Hold rating and new $10 price target.

Nordson ( NDSN) numbers raised at Oppenehiemer. Shares of NDSN now seen reaching $77, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on pronounced second half weighting. Outperform rating.

Safeway ( SWY) estimates, target boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of SWY now seen reaching $22, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given better sales trends. Underperform rating.

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