Analysts' Actions: DTV DISH INTC NCR SNI


Casey's ( CASY) was initiated with a neutral rating at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on a $62 price target, Goldman said.

Cirrus Logic ( CRUS) was downgraded at Needham to buy from strong buy. $30 price target. Company overbuilt and overspent, relative to current demand levels, Needham said.

Dish Network ( DISH) was initiated with a hold rating at Stifel Nicolaus. Valuation call, Stifel Nicolaus said.

DirecTV ( DTV) was initiated with a buy rating at Stifel Nicolaus. $65 price target. Latin America can drive growth and company is buying back stock, Stifel Nicolaus said.

Intel ( INTC) was upgraded at Drexel Hamilton to buy from hold. $24 price target. Company has time to make changes in the mobile business, Drexel Hamilton said.

ITC ( ITC) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. $93 price target. Valuation call, as utility stocks have outperformed the market year to date, Deutsche Bank said.

NCR ( NCR) was upgraded at Compass Point to buy from neutral. $33 price target. Financial category remains healthy, Compass Point said.

Northeast Utilities ( NU) was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. The move comes on the potential revision to Connecticut's Renewable Standards, UBS said. Price target is $48.

Pepco ( POM) was downgraded at Credit Suisse to underperform from neutral. $21 price target. Stock is already pricing in expected ROE improvement, Credit Suisse said.

Scripps Networks ( SNI) was initiated with a market perform rating at Bernstein. $71 price target. Company still has high programming costs and lacks an international presence, Bernstein said.

Wesco Aircraft ( WAIR) was initiated with a sell rating at UBS. The company's significant defense exposure and downward margin trend make current consensus estimates seem too high, UBS said. Price target is $13.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Axiall ( AXLL) was added to the Top Picks Live! list at Citigroup following the recent 15% pullback in the stock. The company's shale supremacy remains intact, and its free cash flow yield remains the highest in the group, Citigroup said.

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