Juniper (JNPR) was upgraded at William Blair to outperform from market perform. Company has a better sales outlook and could see higher earnings from the integrated operating plan, William Blair said.
MDC (MDC) was downgraded at Keybanc to hold from buy. Company is likely to miss near-term earnings expectations, Keybanc said.
Spectrum Brands Holdings (SPB) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Transocean (RIG) was downgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform from outperform. Industry could see rate cuts, based on increased idle time, Wells Fargo said.
Walter Energy (WLT) was downgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform from outperform. Pricing likely will remain a challenge in 2014, Wells Fargo said.
Stock Comments / EPS Changes
Baxter (BAX) estimates, price target were increased at BMO Capital. Estimates were boosted through 2015. Company boosted its own guidance, BMO Capital said. Outperform rating and new 12-month price target of $79.
Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) estimates, price target were raised at UBS. Driven by sequential loan and net-interest-margin growth. Twelve-month price target of $25 and buy rating.
Johnson Controls (JCI) price target was lowered at UBS. Driven by BE and PS weakness, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $51. Neutral rating.
Juniper (JNPR) price target, EPS estimates were increased at Jefferies. Juniper lifted its own numbers, Jefferies said. Driven by strength in Enterprise sales, solid performance in Service Provider and signs of momentum in Security, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $25.50. Hold rating.
Lockheed Martin (LMT) numbers were boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $150. Estimates were also upped, as sales appear to have bottomed, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.