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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Costco (COST) (CPSI) (DISH) (SNCR) (SOA) (MCHX) (MS) Ratings, Price Targets

Costco (NASDAQ: COST), Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSI), DISH (NASDAQ: DISH), Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR), Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHX) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) ratings and price targets.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) reiterated its "Overweight" rating on Costco (COST). They have a price target of $97.00 on the company.

Auriga reiterated its "Buy" rating on Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (CPSI).

Brean Murray Carret & Co. reiterated its "Buy" rating on DISH (DISH).

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (SNCR) was downgraded by Sidoti from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Solutia Inc. (SOA) was downgraded by Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Marchex, Inc. (MCHX) was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Morgan Stanley (MS) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Endo (ENDP) (EW) (FRC) (PG) (RS) (LM) Ratings, Price Targets

Endo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ENDP), Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW), First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC), Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE: RS) and Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) ratings and price targets.

Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF) reiterated its "Buy" rating on Endo Pharmaceuticals (ENDP).

Canaccord Genuity reiterated its "Buy" rating on Edwards Lifesciences (EW).

Jefferies Group reiterated its "Hold" rating on First Republic Bank (FRC).

Procter & Gamble (PG) was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum (RS) was downgraded by CLSA from an “Outperform” rating to an “Underperform” rating.

Legg Mason, Inc. (LM) was upgraded by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Ford (F) (TWX) (UBSH) (FFIN) (FOLD) (KAR) Ratings, Price Targets

Ford (NYSE: F), Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX), Union First Market Bankshares (NASDAQ: UBSH), First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIN), Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOLD) and KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR) ratings and price targets.

Time Warner Inc. (TWX) was downgraded by Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) from an “Overweight” rating to an “Equal Weight” rating.

Union First Market Bankshares (UBSH) was downgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF) reiterated its "Buy" rating on Ford (F).

Sterne Agee reiterated its "Buy" rating on FSI (FSII) First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (FFIN).

Canaccord Genuity reiterated its "Buy" rating on FSI (FSII) Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD).

KAR Auction Services (KAR) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating.

FSI (FSII) (GBCI) (STI) (PFS) (PG) (IIM) Ratings, Price Targets

FSI (NASDAQ: FSII), Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: GBCI), SunTrust (NYSE: STI), Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFS), Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) and Invesco Value Municipal Income (NYSE: IIM) ratings and price targets.

Needham & Company reiterated its "Buy" rating on FSI (FSII).

Sterne Agee reiterated its "Neutral" rating on Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (GBCI).

SunTrust (STI) had its price target lowered by FBR Capital from $25.00 to $23.00. They have a “Market Perform” rating on the company.

Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) was downgraded by Janney Montgomery Scott from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Procter & Gamble (PG) was downgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $66.00 on the company, down from $72.00.

Invesco Value Municipal Income (IIM) was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to a “Hold” rating.

Hancock (HBHC) (GDOT) (GTXI) (RYL) (OMC) (PFS) Ratings, Price Targets

Hancock Holding (NASDAQ: HBHC), Green Dot Co. (NASDAQ: GDOT), GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTXI), The Ryland Group, Inc. (NYSE: RYL), Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) and Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFS) ratings and price targets.

Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF) reiterated its "Buy" rating on Green Dot Co. (GDOT).

Citigroup (NYSE:C) reiterated its "Buy" rating on GTx, Inc. (GTXI).

The Ryland Group, Inc. (RYL) had its price target raised by FBR Capital from $18.00 to $20.00. They have a “Market Perform” rating on the company.

Omnicom (OMC) was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Hancock Holding (HBHC) was upgraded by Morgan Keegan from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating. They have a price target of $37.00 on the company, up from $32.00.

Honeywell (HON) (IMGN) (PG) (NSH) (NVR) (GBCI) Ratings, Price Targets

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON), ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN), Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), NuStar GP Holdings (NYSE: NSH), NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) and Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: GBCI) ratings and price targets.

Nomura (NYSE:NMR) reiterated its "Buy" rating on Honeywell International Inc. (HON).

Canaccord Genuity reiterated its "Buy" rating on ImmunoGen, Inc. (IMGN).

Procter & Gamble (PG) had its price target lowered by Hilliard Lyons from $81.00 to $79.00. They have a “Long-Term Buy” rating on the company.

NuStar GP Holdings (NSH) was downgraded by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

NVR, Inc. (NVR) was downgraded by Susquehanna from a “Positive” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (GBCI) was upgraded by Roth Capital from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Citigroup (C) (NFLX) (JDSU) (JWN) (PG) (MNST) Ratings, Price Targets

Citigroup (NYSE: C), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), JDS Uniphase Co. (NASDAQ: JDSU), Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN), Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) and Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) ratings and price targets.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) reiterated its "Buy" rating on JDS Uniphase Co. (JDSU). They have a price target of $14.00 on the company.

Piper Jaffray reiterated its "Overweight" rating on Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN). They have a price target of $61.00 on the company.

Procter & Gamble (PG) had its price target lowered by Caris & Company from $72.00 to $68.00. They have an “Average” rating on the company.

Monster Beverage (MNST) was downgraded by SunTrust (NYSE:STI) from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) was downgraded by B. Riley from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Citigroup (C) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Kopin (KOPN) (MDVN) (JPM) (MEI) (WTW) (BRKS) Ratings, Price Targets

Kopin Co. (NASDAQ: KOPN), Medivation (NASDAQ: MDVN), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Methode Electronics (NYSE: MEI), Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) and Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKS) ratings and price targets.

Wunderlich reiterated its "Buy" rating on Kopin Co. (KOPN). They have a price target of $5.00 on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) reiterated its "Overweight" rating on Medivation (MDVN). They have a price target of $65.00 on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. was downgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to a “Buy” rating.

Methode Electronics (MEI) was downgraded by Robert W. Baird from an “Outperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $9.00 on the company.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) had its price target raised by Auriga from $75.00 to $87.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS) was upgraded by Brigantine from a “Hold” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $13.50 on the company.

Molex (MOLX) (MRVL) (ITUB) (JOE) (BPFH) (MOH) Ratings, Price Targets

Molex (NASDAQ: MOLX), Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ: MRVL), Itau Unibanco Holding Sociedade (NASDAQ: ITUB), The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE), Boston Private Financial Holdings Incorporated (NASDAQ: BPFH) and Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH) ratings and price targets.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) reiterated its "Underperform" rating on Molex (MOLX). They have a price target of $19.00 on the company.

Nomura (NYSE:NMR) reiterated its "Neutral" rating on Marvell Technology Group (MRVL).

Itau Unibanco Holding Sociedade (ITUB) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from an “Overweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

The St. Joe Company (JOE) was downgraded by Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Boston Private Financial Holdings Incorporated (BPFH) was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Molina Healthcare (MOH) had its price target raised by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from $22.00 to $31.00. They have a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Panera (PNRA) (SCBT) (SIVB) (JBHT) (HNI) (INHX) Ratings, Price Targets

Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA), SCBT Financial Co. (NASDAQ: SCBT), SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB), J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), HNI Co. (NYSE: HNI) and Inhibitex (NASDAQ: INHX) ratings and price targets.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) reiterated its "Overweight" rating on Panera Bread Company (PNRA). They have a price target of $156.00 on the company.

Sterne Agee reiterated its "Buy" rating on SCBT Financial Co. (SCBT). They have a price target of $35.00 on the company.

Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF) reiterated its "Hold" rating on SVB Financial Group (SIVB).

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) had its price target raised by FBR Capital from $52.00 to $56.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

HNI Co. (HNI) was downgraded by Sidoti from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Inhibitex (INHX) was downgraded by William Blair from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

AutoZone (AZO) (SOA) (WCRX) (WMS) (IGTE) (HITT) Ratings, Price Targets

AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO), Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), Warner Chilcott (NASDAQ: WCRX), WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE: WMS), iGATE Co. (NASDAQ: IGTE) and Hittite Microwave (NASDAQ: HITT) ratings and price targets.

Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF) reiterated its "Buy" rating on Solutia Inc. (SOA).

Canaccord Genuity reiterated its "Buy" rating on Warner Chilcott (WCRX).

Nomura (NYSE:NMR) reiterated its "Neutral" rating on WMS Industries Inc. (WMS).

iGATE Co. (IGTE) had its price target raised by Oppenheimer (NYSE:OPY) from $18.00 to $22.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Hittite Microwave (HITT) was downgraded by DA Davidson from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Sell” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Williams (WMB) (CRBC) (ALGN) (ALKS) (AMLN) (BMS) Ratings, Price Targets

Williams (NYSE: WMB), Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRBC), Align Tech (NASDAQ: ALGN), Alkermes Inc. (NASDAQ: ALKS), Amylin Pharma (NASDAQ: AMLN) and Bemis (NYSE: BMS) ratings and price targets.

Tudor Pickering initiated coverage on Williams (WMB). They placed a “Buy” rating on the company.

Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc. (CRBC) had its price target raised by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $15.00.

Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF) reiterated its "Buy" rating on Align Tech (ALGN).

Jefferies Group reiterated its "Buy" rating on Alkermes Inc. (ALKS).

Rodman & Renshaw reiterated its "Buy" rating on Amylin Pharma (AMLN). They have a price target of $8.00 on the company.

Jefferies Group reiterated its "Hold" rating on Bemis (BMS).

Timken (TKR) (SQNM) (TSCO) (WBC) (MUSA) (AAP) Ratings, Price Targets

Timken (NYSE: TKR), Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM), Tractor Supply Co. (NASDAQ: TSCO), WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), Metals Holdings (NASDAQ: MUSA) and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) ratings and price targets.

Auriga reiterated its "Buy" rating on Sequenom (SQNM).

Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF) reiterated its "Buy" rating on Timken (TKR).

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) reiterated its "Buy" rating on Tractor Supply Co. (TSCO). They have a price target of $90.00 on the company.

William Blair initiated coverage on WABCO Holdings Inc. (WBC). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Metals Holdings (MUSA) was downgraded by Credit Agricole from an “Outperform” rating to an “Underperform” rating.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (AAP) was upgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $90.00 on the company, up from $74.00.

AngloGold (AU) (HMY) (RTP) (DISH) (HON) (K) Ratings, Price Targets

AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU), Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE: HMY), Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RTP), DISH (NASDAQ: DISH), Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) and Kellogg (NYSE: K) ratings and price targets.

AngloGold Ashanti (AU) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to a “Neutral” rating.

Harmony Gold Mining (HMY) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to a “Neutral” rating.

Rio Tinto (RTP) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to a “Buy” rating.

Brean Murray reiterated its "Buy" rating on DISH (DISH).

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) had its price target raised by Oppenheimer (NYSE:OPY) from $62.00 to $65.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Kellogg (K) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from an “Overweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Monday, January 30, 2012

AK Steel (AKS) (APKT) (SAVE) (SPLS) (PRGS) (REGN) Ratings, Price Targets

AK Steel (NYSE:AKS), Acme Packet (NASDAQ:APKT), Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) ratings and price targets.

AK Steel (AKS) was downgraded by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) from an "Overweight" rating to an "Eqaul Weight" rating.

Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Acme Packet (APKT). They have an "Equal Weight" rating on the company.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) initiated coverage on Spirit Airlines (SAVE). They have a "Buy" rating on the company.

Staples (SPLS) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a "Neutral" rating to a "Sell" rating.

Progress Software (PRGS) was upgraded by JMP Securities from a "Market Perform" rating to an "Outperform" rating.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) was upgraded by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) from a "Neutral" rating to a "Buy" rating.

Rio Tinto (RIO) (POT) (COG) (KWK) (MON) (NGLS) Ratings, Price Targets

Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO), Potash (NYSE: POT), Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG), Quicksilver Resources (NYSE: KWK), Monsanto (NYSE: MON) and Targa Resources Partners LP (NASDAQ: NGLS) ratings and price targets.

Potash (POT) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Citigroup (NYSE:C) initiated coverage on Cabot Oil & Gas (COG). They placed a “Buy” rating on the company.

Citigroup initiated coverage on Quicksilver Resources (KWK). They placed a “neutral” rating on the company.

Macquarie initiated coverage on Monsanto (MON). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Morgan Keegan initiated coverage on Targa Resources Partners LP (NGLS). They placed an “Outperform” rating and a price target of $46.00 on the company.

Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) initiated coverage on Rio Tinto (RIO) . They placed an “Equal Weight” rating on the company.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Goodrich (GDP) (KWK) (SD) (WLL) (COG) (TRGP) Ratings, Price Targets

Goodrich Petroleum (GDP), Quicksilver Resources (KWK), SandRidge Energy (SD), Whiting Petroleum (WLL), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) and Targa Resources (TRGP) ratings and price targets.

Citigroup (NYSE:C) initiated coverage on Goodrich Petroleum (GDP). They have a "Neutral" rating on the company.

Citigroup initiated coverage on Quicksilver Resources (KWK). They have a "Neutral" rating on the company.

Citigroup initiated coverage on SandRidge Energy (SD). They have a "Buy" rating on the company.

Citigroup initiated coverage on Whiting Petroleum (WLL). They have a "Buy" rating on the company.

Citigroup initiated coverage on Cabot Oil & Gas (COG). They have a "Buy" rating on the company.

Morgan Keegan initiated coverage on Targa Resources (TRGP). They have an "Outperform" rating and price target of $57.00 on the company.

Devon (DVN) (APC) (ADM) (HES) (XEC) Ratings, Price Targets

Devon Energy Co. (NYSE: DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC), Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), Hess (NYSE: HES) and Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) ratings and price targets.

Devon Energy Co. (DVN) had its price target lowered by Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) from $85.00 to $77.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Anadarko Petroleum (APC) had its price target lowered by Barclays Capital from $104.00 to $102.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Hess (HES) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs to $66.00. They have a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Cimarex Energy Co. (XEC) had its price target lowered by Barclays Capital from $90.00 to $73.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

DISH (DISH) (HOG) (JNJ) (AKS) (VZ) (CMCSA) (DTV) Ratings, Price Targets

DISH (NASDAQ: DISH), Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), AK Steel Holding Co. (NYSE: AKS), Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Comcast Co. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and DirecTV (NYSE: DTV) ratings and price targets.

DISH (DISH) had its price target lowered by Collins Stewart from $37.00 to $35.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) EPS estimates were raised by BMO Capital Markets. They have a “Market Perform” rating and a price target of $39.00 on the company.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) EPS estimates were cut by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS). They have a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $70.00 on the company.

AK Steel Holding Co. (AKS) had its price target lowered by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC).

Verizon (VZ) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Nomura (NYSE:NMR).

Comcast Co. (CMCSA) had its price target raised by Collins Stewart from $32.00 to $36.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

DirecTV (DTV) had its price target raised by Collins Stewart from $59.00 to $68.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Apple (AAPL) Ratings, Price Targets

Apple, Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) ratings and price targets.

Apple (AAPL) had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts

at Brigantine Advisors.

Apple had its “Buy” rating reiterated by ISI Group. They have a $525.00 price target on the stock.

Apple had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB).

Apple had its “Conviction Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Apple had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Needham & Company.

Apple had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Auriga.

Apple had its “Outperform” rating reiterated by FBN Securities.

Apple had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF).

Callaway (ELY) (JNJ) (OMC) (PC) (PDX) (EA) Ratings, Price Targets

Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Omnicom (NYSE: OMC), Panasonic (NYSE: PC), Mednax (NYSE: PDX) and Electronic Arts (NYSE: EA) ratings and price targets.

Callaway Golf (ELY) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by DA Davidson. They have a price target of $6.00 on the company.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM).

Jefferies Group initiated coverage on Omnicom (OMC). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $41.00 on the company.

Panasonic (PC) was downgraded by Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) to a “Neutral” rating.

Mednax (PDX) was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Electronic Arts (EA) was upgraded by Hudson Securities from a “Hold” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Baxter (BAX) (CFN) (PLCM) (ELNK) (CMI) (OHI) Ratings, Price Targets

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX), CareFusion Co. (NYSE: CFN), Polycom (NASDAQ: PLCM), EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), Cummins (NYSE: CMI) and Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI) ratings and price targets.

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) had its “Overweight” rating reiterated by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

CareFusion Co. (CFN) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Citigroup (NYSE:C). They have a price target of $28.00 on the company.

Polycom (PLCM) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS). They have a price target of $21.00 on the company.

Stephens initiated coverage on EarthLink (ELNK). They placed an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Cummins (CMI) was downgraded by Standpoint Research from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI) was downgraded by JMP Securities from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Maxim (MXIM) (BLL) (CCK) (LRCX) (ALXN) (PGN) Ratings, Price Targets

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM), Ball (NYSE: BLL), Crown Cork & Seal (NYSE: CCK), Lam Research (NASDAQ: LRCX), Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALXN) and Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN) ratings and price targets.

Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Nomura (NYSE:NMR).

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) initiated coverage on Ball (BLL). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Wells Fargo & Co. initiated coverage on Crown Cork & Seal (CCK). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Lam Research (LRCX) had its price target raised by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from $48.00 to $64.00.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) had its price target raised by Oppenheimer (NYSE:OPY) from $75.00 to $84.00. They have an "Outperform” rating on the company.

Progress Energy (PGN) had its price target raised by Wunderlich from $47.00 to $56.00. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

Molson (TAP) (CAVM) (DB) (FHN) (RBCN) (SF) Ratings, Price Targets

Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE: TAP), Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB), First Horizon National (NYSE: FHN), Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ: RBCN) and Stifel Financial (NYSE: SF) ratings and price targets.

Cavium Networks (CAVM) was downgraded by Wunderlich from a “Hold” rating to a “Sell” rating. They have a price target of $23.00 on the company, down from $25.00.

Deutsche Bank (DB) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from an “Overweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

First Horizon National (FHN) was downgraded by Compass Point from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Rubicon Technology (RBCN) was downgraded by RBC Capital from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating. They have a price target of $13.00 on the company.

Stifel Financial (SF) was downgraded by Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Molson Coors Brewing (TAP) was downgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $45.00 on the company, down from $46.00.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Netflix (NFLX) (TSN) (GRPN) (CSCO) (RBCN) (BBBY) Ratings, Price Targets

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN), Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ: RBCN) and Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) ratings and price targets.

Netflix (NFLX) had its “Equal Weight” rating reiterated by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

Tyson Foods (TSN) had its “Equal Weight” rating reiterated by Morgan Stanley.

Ascendiant Capital Markets initiated coverage on Groupon (GRPN). They placed a “Sell” rating and a price target of $14.00 on the company.

Cisco Systems (CSCO) had its price target raised by Auriga to $24.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Rubicon Technology (BCN) was downgraded by Kaufman Brothers from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating. They have a price target of $13.00 on the company, down from $16.00.

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) was upgraded by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) from a “Hold” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Apple (AAPL) (AZO) (HOG) (A) (HD) (WMT) Ratings, Price Targets

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG), Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) ratings and price targets.

Apple (AAPL) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Sterne Agee.

AutoZone (AZO) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Nomura (NYSE:NMR).

Harley-Davidson (HOG) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Citigroup (NYSE:C). They have a price target of $37.00 on the company.

Agilent Technologies (A) had its price target raised by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from $43.00 to $47.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Home Depot (HD) had its price target raised by Argus from $46.00 to $51.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Wal-Mart (WMT) had its price target raised by Telsey Advisory Group to $67.00.

Barrick (ABX) (HMY) (MFN) (CRK) (SARA) (PXD) Ratings, Price Targets

Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX), Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE: HMY), Minefinders Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: MFN), Comstock Resources (NYSE: CRK), Saratoga Resources (NASDAQ: SARA) and Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) ratings and price targets.

Barrick Gold (ABX) was downgraded by RBC Capital from an “Outperform” rating to a “Sector Perform” rating.

Harmony Gold Mining (HMY) was upgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Minefinders Corp. Ltd. (MFN) was downgraded by Canaccord Genuity from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Comstock Resources (CRK) was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities from an “Accumulate” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $20.00 on the company, down from $30.00.

C.K. Cooper initiated coverage on Saratoga Resources (SARA). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $10.00 on the company.

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Netflix (NFLX) (TWC) (RIMM) (DIS) (GE) (SNDK) Ratings, Price Targets

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM), Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), General Electric (NYSE: GE) and SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK) ratings and price targets.

Netflix (NFLX) had its “Overweight” rating reiterated by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC). They have a price target of $100.00 on the company.

Time Warner Cable (TWC) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Needham & Company.

Research In Motion (RIMM) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Nomura (NYSE:NMR).

Walt Disney (DIS) had its “Hold” rating reiterated by Needham & Company.

General Electric (GE) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

SanDisk (SNDK) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Nomura.

Salix (SLXP) (AMGN) (ARW) (AVT) (AWI) (FWLT) Ratings, Price Targets

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLXP), Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN), Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), Avnet (NYSE: AVT), Armstrong World Industries (NYSE: AWI) and Foster Wheeler Ltd. (NASDAQ: FWLT) ratings and price targets.

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (SLXP) was downgraded by JMP Securities from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Amgen (AMGN) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from an “Overweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Arrow Electronics (ARW) was downgraded by Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) from a “Strong-Buy” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Avnet (AVT) was downgraded by Raymond James from a “Strong-Buy” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) was downgraded by Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) to an “Equal Weight” rating.

Foster Wheeler Ltd. (FWLT) was downgraded by Standpoint Research from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Molex (MOLX) (MCRS) (NFLX) (PH) (RIMM) (UA) Ratings, Price Targets

Molex (NASDAQ: MOLX), Micros Systems (NASDAQ: MCRS), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Parker-Hannifin (NYSE: PH), Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) and Under Armour (NYSE: UA) ratings and price targets.

Micros Systems (MCRS) had its “buy” rating reiterated by Needham & Company.

Molex (MOLX) had its “Outperform” rating reiterated by Barrington Research.

Netflix (NFLX) had its “Underperform” rating reiterated by Wedbush.

Parker-Hannifin (PH) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Research In Motion (RIMM) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated Wedbush.

Under Armour (UA) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Roper (ROP) (TFM) (THS) (TIF) (UA) (WFM) Ratings, Price Targets

Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP), The Fresh Market (NYSE: TFM), TreeHouse Foods (NYSE: THS), Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF), Under Armour (NYSE: UA) and Whole Foods Market (NYSE: WFM) (NYSE: PG) ratings and price targets.

Roper Industries (ROP) had its price target raised by Longbow Research from $88.00 to $104.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

The Fresh Market (TFM) had its price target raised by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) to $50.00.

TreeHouse Foods (THS) had its price target lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) to $70.00.

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) had its price target lowered by Oppenheimer (NYSE:OPY) to $75.00.

Under Armour (UA) had its price target lowered by Auriga to $70.00. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

Whole Foods Market (WFM) had its price target raised by Bank of America to $85.00.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Freeport (FCX) (APA) (SLB) (TIE) (ACI) (PCX) Ratings, Price Targets

Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold (NYSE: FCX), Apache (NYSE: APA), Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB), Titanium Metals (NYSE: TIE), Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) and Patriot Coal (NYSE: PCX) ratings and price targets.

Citigroup (NYSE:C) reiterated its "Neutral" rating on Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold (FCX).

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) reiterated its "Buy" rating on Apache (APA). They have a price target of $160.00 on the company.

Canaccord Genuity reiterated its "Hold" rating on Schlumberger (SLB).

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) initiated coverage on Titanium Metals (TIE). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Arch Coal (ACI) had its price target lowered by Howard Weil from $35.00 to $26.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Patriot Coal (PCX) had its price target lowered by Howard Weil from $17.00 to $14.00. They have a “Market Perform” rating on the company.

Lear (LEA) (HRS) (CNQR) (RDS-A) (JIVE) (RIMM) Ratings, Price Targets

Lear (NYSE:LEA), Harris (NYSE:HRS), Concur Technologies (NASDAQ:CNQR), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A), Jive Software (NASDAQ:JIVE) and Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) Ratings, Price Targets

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) downgraded Lear (LEA) from an "Overweight" rating to an "Equal Weight" rating.

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) downgraded Harris (HRS) from an "Overweight" rating to an "Equal Weight" rating.

FBR Capital downgraded Concur Technologies (CNQR) from an "Outperform" rating to a "Market Perform" rating.

ING Group initiated coverage on Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A). They have a "Buy" rating on the company.

Citigroup (NYSE:C) initiated coverage on Jive Software (JIVE). They have a "Buy" rating on the company.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) upgraded Research In Motion (RIMM) from a "Sell" rating to a "Hold" rating.

Trina (TSL) (JASO) (WLL) (BRY) (OAS) (VOC) Ratings, Price Targets

Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL), JA Solar (NASDAQ: JASO), Whiting Petroleum Co. (NYSE: WLL), Berry Petroleum (NYSE: BRY), Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) and VOC Energy Trust (NYSE: VOC) ratings and price targets.

Whiting Petroleum Co. (WLL) was upgraded by Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Berry Petroleum (BRY) was upgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Neutral” rating to an “Accumulate” rating. They have a price target of $57.00 on the company.

JA Solar (JASO) was downgraded by Axiom Capital to a “Sell” rating.

Oasis Petroleum (OAS) was downgraded by Wells Fargo & Co. from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Trina Solar (TSL) was downgraded by Axiom Capital to a “Sell” rating.

VOC Energy Trust (VOC) was downgraded by Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) from a “Strong-Buy” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Freeport (FCX) (ACI) (CF) (AGU) (MOS) (JRCC) Ratings, Price Targets

Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold (NYSE: FCX), Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI), CF Industries Holdings (NYSE: CF), Agrium (NYSE: AGU), The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) and James River Coal Company (NASDAQ: JRCC) ratings and price targets.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) reiterated its "Buy" rating on Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold (FCX).

Arch Coal (ACI) was downgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) initiated coverage on CF Industries Holdings (CF). They placed a “Buy” rating on the company.

Bank of America initiated coverage on Agrium (AGU). They placed a “Buy” rating on the company.

Bank of America initiated coverage on The Mosaic Company ( MOS). They placed a “Buy” rating on the company.

James River Coal Company (JRCC) was downgraded by UBS AG from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Friday, January 20, 2012

F5 Networks (FFIV) Ratings, Price Targets

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) had its price target boosted by numerous analysts.

F5 Networks (FFIV) had its price target raised by Barclays Capital from $125.00 to $135.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

F5 Networks had its price target raised by FBN Securities to $125.00.

F5 Networks had its price target raised by Wedbush to $125.00.

F5 Networks had its price target raised by Sterne Agee to $123.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

F5 Networks had its price target raised by Stifel Nicolaus from $115.00 to $125.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

F5 Networks had its price target raised by ISI Group from $110.00 to $130.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

F5 Networks had its price target raised by Mizuho from $127.00 to $137.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

F5 Networks had its price target raised by Wunderlich from $110.00 to $120.00. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

Freeport (FCX) (AGPPF) (IPI) (OIS) (SPN) (WLT) Ratings, Price Targets

Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold (NYSE: FCX), ANGLO PLATINUM LTD (OTC: AGPPF), Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE: OIS), Superior Energy Services (NYSE: SPN) and Walter Energy (NYSE: WLT) ratings and price targets.

Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold (FCX) had its price target raised by Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF) to $60.00.

ANGLO PLATINUM LTD (AGPPF) was downgraded by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI) was upgraded by CLSA from an “Outperform” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Oil States International, Inc. (OIS) was upgraded by Howard Weil to an “Outperform” rating.

Superior Energy Services (SPN) was upgraded by Howard Weil from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating. They have a price target of $41.00 on the company.

Walter Energy (WLT) had its “Market Perform” rating reiterated by BMO Capital Markets. They have a price target of $80.00 on the company.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Agilent (A) (WFC) (ESRX) (EXPE) (AEE) (CBS) Ratings, Price Targets

Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX), Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE), Ameren (NYSE: AEE) and CBS (NYSE: CBS) ratings and price targets.

Wells Fargo (WFC) had its price target raised by FBR Capital from $31.00 to $33.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Express Scripts (ESRX) had its price target raised by Maxim Group from $52.00 to $64.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) initiated coverage on Expedia (EXPE). They placed an “Underweight” rating on the company.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) initiated coverage on Ameren (AEE). They placed an “Underweight” rating on the company.

Agilent Technologies (A) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB).

CBS (CBS) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Needham & Company.

Apple (AAPL) (DTV) (KFT) (RIMM) (NFLX) (LNKD) Ratings, Price Targets

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), DirecTV (NYSE: DTV), Kraft Foods (NASDAQ: KFT), Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Linkedin (NASDAQ: LNKD) ratings and price targets.

DirecTV (DTV) was downgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Kraft Foods (KFT) had its price target raised by Stifel Nicolaus from $39.00 to $42.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Research In Motion (RIMM) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Sterne Agee.

Netflix (NFLX) had its “Market Perform” rating reiterated by Sanford C. Bernstein.

Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) initiated coverage on Linkedin (LNKD). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Apple (AAPL) had its price target raised by RBC Capital from $500.00 to $525.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Citigroup (C) (IBM) (INTC) (GOOG) (AOL) (EBAY) Ratings Reiterated

Citigroup (NYSE: C), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), AOL (NYSE: AOL) and eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) had ratings on them reiterated by analysts.

Oppenheimer (NYSE:OPY) reiterated its "Outperform" rating on Citigroup (NYSE: C). They have a price target of $47.00 on the company.

Collins Stewart reiterated its "Buy" rating on IBM (IBM). They have a price target of $210.00 on the company.

Nomura (NYSE:NMR) reiterated its "Reduce" rating on Intel (INTC).

Needham & Company reiterated its "Buy" rating on Google (GOOG).

Needham & Company reiterated its "Buy" rating on AOL (AOL).

BGC Financial reiterated its "Buy" rating on eBay (EBAY).

Forest Oil (FST) (HLX) (UPL) (REXX) (PDCO) (PETD) Ratings, Price Targets

Forest Oil (NYSE: FST), Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE: HLX), Ultra Petroleum (NYSE: UPL), Rex Energy (NASDAQ: REXX), Patterson Companies (NASDAQ: PDCO) and Petroleum Development (NASDAQ: PETD) ratings and price targets.

Forest Oil (FST) was downgraded by Capital One to a “Neutral” rating.

Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) was downgraded by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) from an “Equal Weight” rating to an “Underweight” rating.

Ultra Petroleum (UPL) was downgraded by Capital One to a “Neutral” rating.

Rex Energy (REXX) was downgraded by Capital One to a “Neutral” rating.

Patterson Companies (PDCO) was downgraded by Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) from an “Equal Weight” rating to an “Underweight” rating.

Petroleum Development (PETD) was downgraded by Brean Murray Carret & Co. from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating. They have a price target of $46.00 on the company.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Vista (VGZ) (KMT) (TE) (CVX) (NFX) (KWK) Ratings, Price Targets

Vista Gold (NYSE: VGZ), Kennametal (NYSE: KMT), TECO Energy (NYSE: TE), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), Newfield Exploration (NYSE: NFX) and Quicksilver Resources (NYSE: KWK) ratings and price targets.

Roth Capital initiated coverage on Vista Gold (NYSE: VGZ). They placed a “Buy” rating on the company.

Kennametal (KMT) had its price target lowered by Barrington Research to $47.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

TECO Energy (TE) had its price target lowered by ISI Group to $19.50. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

Chevron (CVX) was downgraded by Tudor Pickering from an “Accumulate” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Newfield Exploration (NFX) was downgraded by Capital One to an “Add” rating.

Quicksilver Resources (KWK) was downgraded by Capital One to a “Neutral” rating.

Rex Energy (REXX) (SUN) (GPOR) (ETR) (LNG) (NEE) Ratings, Price Targets

Rex Energy (NASDAQ: REXX), Sunoco Incorporated (NYSE: SUN), Gulfport Energy Co. (NASDAQ: GPOR), Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR), Cheniere Energy (NYSE: LNG) and NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) ratings and price targets.

Rex Energy (REXX) had its price target raised by Rodman & Renshaw from $18.00 to $20.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Sunoco Incorporated (NYSE: SUN) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $40.00 to $33.00. They have a “Sector Perform” rating on the company.

Wunderlich Securities initiated coverage on Gulfport Energy Co. (GPOR). They placed a “buy” rating and a $41.00 price target on the company.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) initiated coverage on Entergy Corp. (ETR). They placed an “underweight” rating on the company.

Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) initiated coverage on Cheniere Energy (LNG). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on NextEra Energy (NEE). They placed an “Overweight” rating on the company.

RRI (GEN) (PQ) (WAT) (CERX) (D) (EIX) Ratings, Price Targets

RRI Energy, Inc. (NYSE: GEN), PetroQuest Energy, Inc. (NYSE: PQ), Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), Colombia Energy Resources (OTC: CERX.OB), Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE: D) and Edison International (NYSE: EIX) ratings and price targets.

PetroQuest Energy, Inc. (PQ) was downgraded by Capital One to a “Neutral” rating.

Waters Corporation (WAT) was downgraded by Cowen from an “Outperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Rodman & Renshaw initiated coverage on Colombia Energy Resources (CERX). They placed a “Market Perform” rating on the company.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) initiated coverage on Dominion Resources, Inc. (D). They placed an “Equal Weight” rating on the company.

Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Edison International (EIX). They placed an “Equalweight” rating on the company.

Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on RRI Energy, Inc. (GEN). They placed an “Underweight” rating on the company.

Kraft (KFT) Slashing 1,600 Jobs

With a split looming in the near future, Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT) announced it will be cutting 1,600 job in North America.

These particular cuts will be in the sales, business and corporate units, but the company said they are still in the process of looking over its manufacturing business to see if they'll take any action there going forward.

Tony Vernon, executive vice president and president of Kraft Foods North America, said, "Making these tough choices is never easy, and we recognize the impact these changes will have on many of our people and their families. But our plan for a more nimble company, combined with the current economic and competitive pressures, led us to this point. Taking the necessary steps now will enable us to continue investing in our beloved brands to drive growth."

Vernon has been named CEO of the new grocery company emerging from the split of the giant food company.

Kraft said on Tuesday earnings for 2011 will come in at a minimum of $1.95 a share, and after adjusted costs, about $2.28 a share. Projected revenue are for $54.13 billion. Both figures are below analysts' estimates.

Kraft closed Tuesday at $38.13, gaining $0.36, or 0.95 percent.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

VMware (VMW) (DXCM) (GEVA) (MSFT) (PODD) (TRIP) (VMW) Get New Coverage

VMware (NYSE: VMW), DexCom (NASDAQ: DXCM), Synageva BioPharma (NASDAQ: GEVA), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Insulet (NASDAQ: PODD), TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP) and VMware (NYSE: VMW) getting new coverage from analysts.

Brean Murray initiated coverage on DexCom (DXCM). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $12.50 on the company.

Leerink Swann initiated coverage on Synageva BioPharma (GEVA). They placed a “Market Perform” rating on the company.

Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) initiated coverage on Microsoft (MSFT). They placed an “Outperform” rating and a price target of $34.00 on the company.

Brean Murray initiated coverage on Insulet (PODD). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $24.00 on the company.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) initiated coverage on TripAdvisor (TRIP). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Evercore Partners initiated coverage on VMware (VMW). They placed an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Amazon (AMZN) (JPM) (LLY) (PFE) (CCL) (DOW) Price Targets Changed

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY), Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), Carnival Co. (NYSE: CCL) and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) had price targets on them adjusted by analysts.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) had its price target lowered by Benchmark Co. to $210.00.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) had its price target raised by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $42.00.

Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) had its price target raised by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to $40.00. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) had its price target raised by Deutsche Bank to $25.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Carnival Co. (CCL) had its price target lowered by Telsey Advisory Group to $36.00.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) had its price target raised by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to $38.00. They have a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Citigroup (C) (EBAY) (GOOG) (QCOM) (AAPL) (DIS) Ratings Reiterated

Citigroup (NYSE: C), eBay, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM), Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) had ratings on them reiterated by analysts.

Citigroup (C) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Nomura (NYSE:NMR).

eBay, Inc. (EBAY) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Nomura.

Google Inc. (GOOG) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF).

QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Canaccord Genuity.

Apple, Inc. (AAPL) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Canaccord Genuity.

Walt Disney (DIS) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Citigroup. They have a price target of $42.00 on the company.

Apple (AAPL) (WFC) (WPI) (WYNN) (AMTD) (ANN) Ratings Reiterated

Apple, Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), Watson Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NYSE: WPI), Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN), TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD) and AnnTaylor Stores Corp. (NYSE: ANN) had ratings on them reiterated by analysts.

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Nomura (NYSE:NRM).

Watson Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (WPI) had its “Overweight” rating reiterated by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC). They have a price target of $78.00 on the company.

Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Nomura.

Apple (AAPL) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF).

TD Ameritrade (AMTD) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Nomura.

AnnTaylor Stores (ANN) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Sterne Agee.

Barrick Gold (ABX) (AKS) (ANR) (GSS) (NFX) Ratings, Price Targets

Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX), AK Steel Holding Co. (NYSE: AKS), Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE: GSS) and Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE: NFX) ratings and price targets.

Barrick Gold (ABX) was downgraded by Canaccord Genuity from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating. They have a price target of $57.50 on the company.

AK Steel Holding Co. (NYSE: AKS) was downgraded by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating. They have a price target of $10.00 on the company.

Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) was downgraded by Deutsche Bank from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating. They have a price target of $27.00 on the company.

Golden Star Resources Ltd. (GSS) was downgraded by Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) from an “Outperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX) was downgraded by Susquehanna from a “Positive” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Wynn (WYNN) (MDT) (WLK) (LYB) (TSLA) (SCHW) Upgraded

Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK), LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB), Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) were upgraded by analysts.

Medtronic (MDT) was upgraded by Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) from a "Market Perform" rating to an "Outperform" rating.

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) was upgraded by The casino company from a "Neutral" rating to a "Positive" rating.

Westlake Chemical (WLK) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a "Neutral" rating to a "Buy" rating.

LyondellBasell (LYB) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs from a "Neutral" rating to a "Buy" rating.

Tesla Motors (TSLA) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs from a "Neutral" rating to a "Buy" rating.

Charles Schwab (SCHW) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs from a "Neutral" rating to a "Buy" rating.

Microsoft (MSFT) (STLD) (CNX) (DXCM) (GEVA) (VMW) Get New Coverage

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ:STLD), CONSOL Energy (NYSE:CNX), Dexcom (NASDAQ:DXCM), Synageva BioPharma (NASDAQ:GEVA) and VMware (NYSE:VMW) getting new coverage from analysts.

Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) initiated coverage on Microsoft (MSFT). They have a "Hold" rating and a price target of $34.00 on the company.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) initiated coverage on Steel Dynamics (STLD). They have a "Buy" rating on the company.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) initiated coverage on CONSOL Energy (CNX). They have a "Buy" rating on the company.

Brean Murray initiated coverage on Dexcom (DXCM). They placed a price target of $12.50 on the company.

Leerink Swann initiated coverage on Synageva BioPharma (GEVA). They placed an "Outperform" rating on the company.

Evercore initiated coverage on VMware (VMW). They placed an "Overweight" rating on the company.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Jim Rogers on Obama Juicing Up Economy

Billionaire investor Jim Rogers recently said the American government is attempting to create an illusion the economy is improving in light of the upcoming elections.

Talking to India's Economic Times, Rogers stated, "You have the American government spending staggering amounts of money right now, printing a lot of money and getting ready for the election."

"You have to remember the election in America in November...they do their best to get the economy juiced up so they can win the election," he concluded.

The problem is this will be even more devastating economically after the elections, with the fallout of the increasing money supply sure to wreak havoc on the economy.

"2013 and 2014 are what I am most worried about because this year everybody is trying to just get through the next election...Everybody is going to do their best to get us through the election. Watch out for 2013," said Rogers.

Rogers says he continues to hold onto gold, and hopes it consolidates more before continuing its upwards price movement.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Freeport McMoRan (FCX) Could Have Great 2012

The uncertainty surrounding the global economy heading into 2012 makes any projection almost impossible in any industry, and that includes base metals like copper, and miners like Freeport McMoRan (FCX).

Freeport has significant exposure to copper, but also to gold, molybdenum, silver, and cobalt.

Gold could take a breather in 2012, depending on decisions in Europe and whether the Federal Reserve deems it necessary to print up more money to throw into the market.

Silver is being driven by industrial demand at this time, but could easily migrate to an alternative currency, based upon the same parameters driving gold prices.

Copper appears to be in rebound mode, and similar to aluminum, has the potential to be short of supply, which could drive up prices. Much of this will be determined by China.

While Freeport has been rebounding in price since October lows, it still seems to be a decent price point to enter at this time, even if 2012 isn't as strong a year for copper as expected at this time.

Freeport downgraded by Standpoint Research from a "Buy" rating to a "Hold" rating.

The mining giant was trading at $41.74, falling $0.71, or 1.67 percent, as of 1:37 PM EST.

Exelon (EXC) (CNI) (DPS) (UIL) (WEC) (JDAS) (UPS) Downgraded

Exelon (NYSE: EXC), Canadian National Railway (NYSE: CNI), Dr. Pepper Snapple (NYSE: DPS), UIL Holdings (NYSE: UIL), Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC), JDA Software (NASDAQ: JDAS) and United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) were downgraded by analysts.

Canadian National Railway (CNI) was downgraded by Canaccord Genuity from a "Buy" rating to a "Hold" rating.

Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) was downgraded by Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) from an "Outperform" rating to a "Market Perform" rating.

Exelon (EXC) was downgraded by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) from a "Buy" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

UIL Holdings (UIL) was downgraded by Robert W. Baird from an "Outperform" rating to a "Neutral" rating. They have a price target of $35.00 on the company.

Wisconsin Energy (WEC) was downgraded by Robert W. Baird from an "Outperform" rating to a "Neutral" rating. They have a price target of $35.00 on the company.

JDA Software (JDAS) was downgraded by JMP Securities from an "Outperform" rating to a "Market Perform" rating.

United Parcel Service (UPS) was downgraded by JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) from an "Overweight" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

Alliant (LNT) (HE) (HNT) (MDR) (MBLX) (SCHW) Downgraded

Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT), Hawaiian Electric (NYSE: HE), Health Net (NYSE: HNT), McDermott International (NYSE: MDR), Metabolix (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) were downgraded by analysts.

Alliant Energy (LNT) was downgraded by Robert W. Baird from an "Outperform" rating to a "Neutral" rating. They have a price target of $28.00 on the company.

Hawaiian Electric (HE) was downgraded by Robert W. Baird from an "Outperform" rating to a "Neutral" rating. They have a price target of $28.00 on the company.

Health Net (HNT) was downgraded by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) from an "Equal Weight" rating to an "Underweight" rating.

McDermott International (MDR) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a "Buy" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

Metabolix (MBLX) was downgraded by Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) from a "Buy" rating to a "Hold" rating.

Charles Schwab (SCHW) was downgraded by Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) from an "Outperform" rating to a "Market Perform" rating.

MetLife (MET) (VMW) (WSM) (BZH) (CNI) (CX) Downgraded

MetLife (NYSE:MET), VMware (NYSE:VMW), Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), Beazer Homes (NYSE:BZH), Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) and CEMEX S.A. (NYSE:CX) were downgraded by analysts.

MetLife (MET) was downgraded by Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) from a "Strong Buy" rating to a "Market Perform" rating.

VMware (VMW) was downgraded by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from a "Neutral" rating to a "Sell" rating.

Williams-Sonoma (WSM) was downgraded by Wedbush from an "OUtperform" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

Beazer Homes (BZH) was downgraded by Guggenheim from a "Buy" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

Canadian National Railway (CNI) was downgraded by JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) from a "Neutral" rating to an "Underweight" rating.

CEMEX S.A. (CX) was downgraded by Barclays (NYSE:BCS) from an "Overweight" rating to an "Equal Weight" rating.

JA Solar (JASO) (SFLY) (TESO) (AKAM) (BECN) (PHM) Downgraded

JA Solar (JASO), Shutterfly (SFLY), Tesco (TESO), Akamai Technologies (AKAM), Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN) and PulteGroup (PHM) were downgraded by analysts.

JA Solar (JASO) was downgraded by Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) from a "Market Perform" rating to an Underperform" rating.

Shutterfly (SFLY) was downgraded by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) from an "Overweight" rating to an "Equal Weight" rating.

Tesco (TESO) was downgraded by Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) from an "Outperform" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

Akamai Technologies (AKAM) was downgraded by DA Davidson from a "Buy" rating to a "Neutral" rating. They have a price target of $36.00 on the company.

Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN) was downgraded by Suntrust (NYSE:STI) fomr a "Buy" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

PulteGroup (PHM) was downgraded by Guggenheim from a "Buy" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

SVB (SIVB) (TGH) (CATY) (EWBC) (RF) (SBNY) Get New Coverage

SVB Financial (SIVB), Textainer Group (TGH), Cathay Bancorp (CATY), East West Bancorp (EWBC), Regions Financial (RF) and Signature Bank (SBNY) getting new coverage from analysts.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on Textainer Group (TGH). They placed a "Market Perform" rating on the company.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on Atlas Air (AAWW). They placed a "Market Perform" rating on the company.

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) initiated coverage on Cathay Bancorp (CATY). They placed an "Outperform" rating on the company.

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) initiated coverage on East West Bancorp (EWBC). They placed a "Market Perform" rating on the company.

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) initiated coverage on Regions Financial (RF). They placed a "Market Perform" rating on the company.

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) initiated coverage on SVB Financial (SIVB). They placed a "Market Perform" rating on the company.

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) initiated coverage on Signature Bank (SBNY). They placed a "Market Perform" rating on the company.

CAI (CAP) (CHRW) (SSW) (JBHT) (R) (AIG) (FNFG) Get New Coverage

CAI International (NYSE:CAP), C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW), J.B. Hunt Transportation (NASDAQ:JBHT), Ryder System (NYSE:R), American International Group (NYSE:AIG), Seaspan (NYSE:SSW) and First Niagara Financial Group (NASDAQ:FNFG) getting new coverage from analysts.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on American International Group (AIG). They have a "Hold" rating on the company.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) initiated coverage on First Niagara Financial Group (FNFG). They have a "Neutral" rating on the company.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on CAI International (CAP). They have an "Outperform" rating on the company.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW). They have an "Outperform" rating on the company.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on J.B. Hunt Transportation (JBHT). They have an "Outperform" rating on the company.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on Ryder System (R). They have an "Outperform" rating on the company.

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) initiated coverage on BankUnited (BKU). They have an "Outperform" rating on the company.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on Seaspan (SSW). They have a "Market Perform" rating on the company.

Citrix (CTXS) (BYI) (PLCE) (CMG) (BT) (TOT) (SWY) (WOOF) (VOD) Upgraded

Citrix Systems (CTXS), Bally Technologies (BYI), Children’s Place (PLCE), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), BT Group (BT), Total S.A. (TOT), Safeway (SWY), VCA Antech (WOOF) and Vodafone (VOD) were upgraded by analysts.

Bally Technologies (BYI) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a "Neutral" rating to a "Buy" rating.

Children’s Place (PLCE) was upgraded by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) from an "Underperform" rating to a "Buy" rating.

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) was upgraded by William Blair from a "Market Perform" rating to an "Outperform" rating.

Citrix Systems (CTXS) was upgraded by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from a "Neutral" rating to a "Buy" rating.

Vodafone (VOD) was upgraded by Nomura (NYSE:NMR) from a "Neutral" rating to a "Buy" rating.

BT Group (BT) was upgraded by Nomura (NYSE:NMR) from a "Reduce" rating to a "Buy" rating.

Total S.A. (TOT) was upgraded by JPMorgan Cazenove from a "Neutral" rating to an "Overweight" rating.

Safeway (SWY) was upgraded by Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) from a "Hold" rating to a "Buy" rating.

VCA Antech (WOOF) was upgraded by Suntrust (NYSE:STI) from a "Neutral" rating to a "Buy" rating.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Covidien (COV) (SLG) (PKG) (WSM) (JNPR) Downgraded

Covidien (NYSE:COV), SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG), Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE:PKG), Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) and Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR) were downgraded by analysts.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) downgraded Covidien (COV) from a "Buy" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

Goldman Sachs downgraded SL Green Realty (SLG) from a "Neutral" rating to a "Sell" rating.

JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) downgraded Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) from an "Overweight" rating to an Underweight" rating.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) downgraded Williams-Sonoma (WSM) from an "Overweight" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

Argus downgraded Juniper Networks (JNPR) from a "Buy" rating to a "Hold" rating.

EnCana (ENA) (LAZ) (LEN) (SYK) (CNI) Downgraded

EnCana (NYSE:ENA), Lazard (NYSE:LAZ), Lennar (NYSE:LEN), Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) were downgraded by analysts.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) downgraded Lazard (LAZ) from a "Buy" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

Keefe Bruyette downgraded Lennar (LEN) from an "Outperform" rating to a "Market Perform" rating.

Citigroup (NYSE:C) downgraded Stryker (SYK) from a "Buy" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

TD Newcrest downgraded Canadian National Railway (CNI) from a "Buy" rating to a "Hold" rating.

Bank of America downgraded EnCana (ENC) from a "Neutral" rating to an "Underperform" rating.

ConocoPhillips (COP) (BSYBY) (FTE) (UN) (HBC) Downgraded

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), British Sky Broadcasting (OTC:BSYBY), France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) and HSBC Holdings (NYSE:HBC) were downgraded by analysts.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) downgraded ConocoPhillips (COP) from a "Buy" rating to a "Hold" rating.

Citigroup (NYSE:C) downgraded British Sky Broadcasting (BSYBY) from a "Buy" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) downgraded France Telecom (FTE) from a "Neutral" rating to an "Underweight" rating.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) downgraded Unilever NV (UN) from a "Buy" rating to a "Hold" rating.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) downgraded HSBC Holdings (HBC) from a "Neutral" rating to an "Underperform" rating.

Genpact (G) (KIM) (PLL) (AME) (WCC) Upgraded

Genpact (NYSE:G), Kimco Realty (NYSE:KIM), Pall Corp. (NYSE:PLL), Ametek Inc. (NYSE:AME) and Wesco International (NYSE:WCC) were upgraded by analysts.

JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) upgraded Genpact (G) from a "Neutral" rating to an "Overweight" rating.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) upgraded Kimco Realty (KIM) from a "Sell" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

William Blair upgraded Pall Corp. (PLL) from a "Market Perform" rating to an "Outperform" rating.

Robert W. Baird upgraded Ametek Inc. (AME) from a "Neutral" rating to an "Outperform" rating. They have a price target of $53.00 on the company.

Robert W. Baird upgraded Wesco International (WCC) from a "Neutral" rating to an "Outperform" rating. They have a price target of $69.00 on the company.

BP (BP) (EMC) (URBN) (SINA) (CREE) Upgraded

BP Plc (NYSE:BP), EMC Corp. (NYSE:EMC), Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN), SINA Corp. (NASDAQ:SINA) and Cree Inc. (NASDAQ:CREE) were upgraded by analysts.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) upgraded BP (NYSE:BP) from a "Hold" rating to a "Buy" rating.

JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) upgraded EMC Corp. (EMC) from a "Neutral" rating to an "Overweight" rating.

Wedbush upgraded Urban Outfitters (URBN) from an "Underperform" rating to a "Neutral" rating.

JPMorgan upgraded SINA Corp. (SINA) from a "Neutral" rating to an "Overweight" rating. They have a price target of $79.00 on the company.

Kaufman Brothers upgraded Cree Inc. (CREE) from a "Sell" rating to a "Hold" rating. They have a price target of $24.00 on the company, up from $19.00.

Amazon (AMZN) (EBAY) (TEO) (CME) (CHKP) (AIV) (AVB) Get New Coverage

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY), Tele Argentina STET (NYSE:TEO), Commercial Metals (NYSE:CMC), Check Point Software (NASDAQ:CHKP), Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) and AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) getting new coverage from analysts.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) initiated coverage on Tele Argentina STET (TEO). They have an "Overweight" rating on the company.

Crédit Agricole initiated coverage on Amazon.com (AMZN). They have a "Buy" rating on the company. They have a price target of $230.00 on the company.

Crédit Agricole initiated coverage on eBay Inc (EBAY). They have a "Buy" rating on the company.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) initiated coverage on Commercial Metals (CMC). They have an "Underperform" rating on the company.

FBN Securities initiated coverage on Check Point Software (CHKP). They have an "Outperform" rating on the company.

Imperial Capital initiated coverage on Apartment Investment and Management (AIV). They have an "Outperform" rating and a price target of $26.00 on the company.

Imperial Capital initiated coverage on AvalonBay Communities (AVB). They have an "In-Line" rating on the company.

WellCare (WCG) (MOH) (TROW) (BEN) (BLK) (IVZ) (IBKC) Get New Coverage

WellCare Group (NYSE:WCG), Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH), T. Rowe Price (NASDAQ:TROW), Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN), BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), Invesco (NYSE:IVZ) and IberiaBank (NASDAQ:IBKC) getting new coverage from analysts.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) initiated coverage on WellCare Group (WCG). They have an "Equal Weight" rating on the company.

Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Molina Healthcare (MOH). They have an "Equal Weight" rating on the company.

UBS (NYSE:UBS) initiated coverage on Franklin Resources (BEN). They have a "Neutrals" rating on the company.

UBS (NYSE:UBS) initiated coverage on T. Rowe Price (TROW). They have a "Neutrals" rating on the company.

UBS (NYSE:UBS) initiated coverage on BlackRock (BLK). They have a "Buy" rating on the company.

UBS (NYSE:UBS) initiated coverage on Invesco (IVZ). They have a "Buy" rating on the company.

Jefferies initiated coverage on IberiaBank (IBKC). They have a "Hold" rating on the company.

Umpqua (UMPQ) (URBN) (WCG) (WBMD) (PNY) Ratings, Price Targets

Umpqua Holdings (NASDAQ: UMPQ), Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN), WellCare Group (NYSE: WCG), Webmd Health (NASDAQ: WBMD) and Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) ratings and price targets.

Urban Outfitters (URBN) had its “Underperform” rating reiterated by Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF).

WellCare Group (WCG) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ) was downgraded by B. Riley from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Webmd Health (WBMD) was downgraded by Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “Underperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Teekay (TK) (OMI) (PDM) (TRMK) (TROW) (TW) Ratings, Price Targets

Teekay (NYSE: TK), Owens & Minor (NYSE: OMI), Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE: PDM), Trustmark (NASDAQ: TRMK), T. Rowe Price (NASDAQ: TROW) and Towers Watson and Co. (NYSE: TW) ratings and price targets.
Owens & Minor (OMI) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Sell” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $28.00 on the company.

Piedmont Office Realty Trust (PDM) was upgraded by RBC Capital from a “Sector Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Teekay (TK) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “Neutral” rating to an “Underperform” rating.

Trustmark (TRMK) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Underweight” rating.

T. Rowe Price (TROW) was downgraded by Ticonderoga from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Towers Watson and Co. (TW) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

SXC (SXCI) (TRIP) (TSS) (TIF) (RIG) (VMED) Ratings, Price Targets

SXC Health Solutions (NASDAQ: SXCI), TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP), Total System Services (NYSE: TSS), Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF), Transocean (NYSE: RIG) and Virgin Media (NASDAQ: VMED) ratings and price targets.
SXC Health Solutions (SXCI) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

TripAdvisor (TRIP) had its “Positive” rating reiterated by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC).

Total System Services (TSS) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by by analysts at Goldman Sachs.

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) had its price target lowered by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to $66.00. They have an “Equal Weight” rating on the company.

Transocean (RIG) was upgraded by Tudor Pickering to an “Accumulate” rating.

Virgin Media (VMED) was upgraded by Macquarie from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

SPX (SPW) (SON) (SLG) (PEGA) (URBN) (WBMD) Ratings, Price Targets

SPX (NYSE: SPW), Sonoco Products (NYSE: SON), SL Green Realty (NYSE: SLG), Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA), Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN) and Webmd Health (NASDAQ: WBMD) ratings and price targets.

Sonoco Products (SON) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

SPX (SPW) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

SL Green Realty (SLG) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $96.00 to $80.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Pegasystems (PEGA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “Underperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Urban Outfitters (URBN) was downgraded by Robert W. Baird from an “Outperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $28.00 on the company, down from $34.00.

Webmd Health (WBMD) was downgraded by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) from an “Equal Weight” rating to an “Underweight” rating.

Neustar (NSR) (SLH) (PLD) (SWN) (TIF) (NSPH) Ratings, Price Targets

Neustar (NYSE: NSR), Solera Holdings (NYSE: SLH), ProLogis (NYSE: PLD), Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN), Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) and Nanosphere (NASDAQ: NSPH) ratings and price targets.

Solera Holdings (SLH) had its “Sell” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

ProLogis (PLD) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $38.00 to $30.00. They have a “Sector Perform” rating on the company.

Southwestern Energy (SWN) was downgraded by Robert W. Baird from an “Outperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $39.00 on the company, down from $45.00.

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) was downgraded by Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Nanosphere (NSPH) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Neustar (NSR) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs from a “Neutral” rating to a “Conviction Buy” rating.

WNS (WNS) (WU) (KOG) (SSREY) (NATL) (NCT) Ratings, Price Targets

WNS Holdings Ltd (NYSE: WNS), The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), Kodiak Oil & Gas (NYSE: KOG), SWISS RE LTD (NASDAQ: SSREY), National Interstate (NASDAQ: NATL) and Newcastle Investment (NYSE: NCT) ratings and price targets.

WNS Holdings Ltd (WNS) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

The Western Union Company (WU) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) had its price target raised by RBC Capital from $9.00 to $12.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

SWISS RE LTD (SSREY) was downgraded by Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Underperform” rating.

National Interstate (NATL) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “Underperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Newcastle Investment (NCT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “Underperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Roper (ROP) (SLGN) (KEY) (SF) (SI) (POWL) Ratings, Price Targets

Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP), Silgan Holdings (NASDAQ: SLGN), KeyBanc (NYSE: KEY), Stifel Financial (NYSE: SF), Siemens (NYSE: SI) and Powell (NASDAQ: POWL) ratings and price targets.

Roper Industries (ROP) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Silgan Holdings (SLGN) had its “neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

KeyBanc (KEY) had its price target raised by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) to $9.50.

Stifel Financial (SF) was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Siemens (SI) was downgraded by BNP Paribas from a “Neutral” rating to an “Underperform” rating.

Powell (POWL) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “Underperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Paychex (PAYX) (PNR) (RLD) (RLH) (BEN) (SUNS) Ratings, Price Targets

Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX), Pentair (NYSE: PNR), RealD (NYSE: RLD), Red Lion Hotels (NYSE: RLH), Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN) and Solar Senior Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: SUNS) ratings and price targets.

Paychex (PAYX) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Pentair (PNR) had its “Sell” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

RealD (RLD) had its “Hold” rating reiterated by Hudson Square Research.

Red Lion Hotels (RLH) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “Underperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Franklin Resources (BEN) was downgraded by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods to a “Market Perform” rating.

Solar Senior Capital Ltd. (SUNS) was downgraded by Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Saia (SAIA) (ONE) (ONNN) (PAY) (ROK) (KRC) Ratings, Price Targets

Saia (NASDAQ: SAIA), Higher One Holdings (NYSE: ONE), ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ONNN), Verifone (NYSE: PAY), Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) and Kilroy Realty (NYSE: KRC) ratings and price targets.

Higher One Holdings (ONE) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

ON Semiconductor (ONNN) had its “Overweight” rating reiterated by Evercore Partners. They have a price target of $9.00 on the company.

Verifone (PAY) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Rockwell Automation (ROK) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs from a “Neutral” rating to a “Conviction Buy” rating.

Saia (SAIA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Kilroy Realty (KRC) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $45.00 to $42.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

NXP (NXPI) (NYT) (OI) (SATC) (RAH) (RL) Ratings, Price Targets

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI), New York Times (NYSE: NYT), Owens-Illinois (NYSE: OI), SatCon (NASDAQ: SATC), Ralcorp Holdings (NYSE: RAH) and Polo Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) ratings and price targets.

NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS). They have a price target of $21.00 on the company.

New York Times (NYT) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS).

Owens-Illinois (OI) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

SatCon (SATC) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “Underperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Ralcorp Holdings (RAH) was downgraded by BB&T (NYSE:BBT) from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Polo Ralph Lauren (RL) was downgraded by Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Maxim (MXIM) (NTSP) (NVDA) (SYKE) (LULU) (PVTB) Ratings, Price Targets

Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM), NetSpend (NASDAQ: NTSP), NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA), Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ: SYKE), Lululemon (NASDAQ: LULU) and PrivateBancorp (NASDAQ: PVTB) ratings and price targets.

Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS). They have a price target of $26.00 on the company.

NetSpend (NTSP) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

NVIDIA (NVDA) had its “Underweight” rating reiterated by Evercore Partners. They have a price target of $11.00 on the company.

Sykes Enterprises (SYKE) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Lululemon (LULU) had its price target raised by Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) from $58.00 to $68.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

PrivateBancorp (PVTB) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from an “Overweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Timken (TKR) (MGI) (MOH) (MRVL) (MAN) (UMPQ) Ratings, Price Targets

Timken (NYSE: TKR), MoneyGram International (NYSE: MGI), Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH), Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ: MRVL), Manpower (NYSE: MAN) and Umpqua Holdings (NASDAQ: UMPQ) ratings and price targets.

MoneyGram International (MGI) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Molina Healthcare (MOH) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Marvell Technology Group (MRVL) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs. They have a price target of $18.00 on the company.

Manpower (MAN) had its price target lowered by Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) from $55.00 to $53.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from an “Overweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Timken (TKR) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Lennox (LII) (JNY) (LSCC) (MPC) (PSSI) (MURGY) Ratings, Price Targets

Lennox International (NYSE: LII), Jones Apparel Group (NYSE: JNY), Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC), Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC), PSS World Medical (NASDAQ: PSSI) and MUENCHENER (NASDAQ: MURGY) ratings and price targets.

Jones Apparel Group (JNY) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Lennox International (LII) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Lattice Semiconductor (LSCC) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF). They have a price target of $8.00 on the company.

Marathon Petroleum (MPC) had its price target lowered by Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) from $51.00 to $43.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

PSS World Medical (PSSI) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs from a “Neutral” rating to a “Sell” rating. They have a price target of $21.00 on the company.

MUENCHENER (MURGY) was upgraded by Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Jacobs (JEC) (IR) (ITW) (ILMN) (PHG) (MTA) Ratings, Price Targets

Jacobs Engineering (NYSE: JEC), Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE: IR), Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW), Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN), Koninklijke Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG) and Magyar Telekom (NYSE: MTA) ratings and price targets.

Ingersoll-Rand (IR) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) had its “Sell” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Jacobs Engineering (JEC) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Zacks Investment Research. They have a price target of $44.00 on the company.

Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays Capital from $33.00 to $36.00. The analysts now have an “overweight” rating on the company.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics (PHG) was downgraded by BNP Paribas from an “Outperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Magyar Telekom (MTA) was upgraded by Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Intel (INTC) (HPY) (HRC) (ESS) (PER) (MKTG) Ratings, Price Targets

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY), Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE: HRC), Essex Property Trust (NYSE: ESS), SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE: PER) and Responsys (NASDAQ: MKTG) ratings and price targets.

Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Hill-Rom Holdings (HRC) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs.

Intel (INTC) had its “Hold” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs. They have a price target of $25.00 on the company.

Essex Property Trust (ESS) had its price target raised by ISI Group to $131.00. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

SandRidge Permian Trust (PER) was downgraded by Robert W. Baird from an “Outperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $22.00 on the company.

Responsys (MKTG) was upgraded by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) from an “Equal Weight” rating to an “Overweight” rating.

PacWest (PACW) (GWW) (HGG) (HON) (OSBC) (MKL) Ratings, Price Targets

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW), W.W. Grainger (NYSE: GWW), HHGregg (NYSE: HGG), Honeywell International (NYSE: HON), Old Second Bancorp (NASDAQ: OSBC) and Markel (NYSE: MKL) ratings and price targets.
W.W. Grainger (GWW) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

HHGregg (HGG) had its “Hold” rating reiterated by Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF).

Honeywell International (HON) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Old Second Bancorp (OSBC) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “Neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.

PacWest Bancorp (PACW) was downgraded by B. Riley from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Markel (MKL) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Marriott (MAR) (DRE) (GLNG) (LOPE) (ECL) (OFC) Ratings, Price Targets

Marriott (NYSE: MAR), Duke Realty (NYSE: DRE), Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ: GLNG), Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ: LOPE), Ecolab (NYSE: ECL) and Corp Office Properties (NYSE: OFC) ratings and price targets.
Duke Realty (DRE) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $16.00 to $14.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Golar LNG Limited (GLNG) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) was upgraded by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Ecolab (ECL) had its price target raised by Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) from $62.00 to $67.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Corp Office Properties (OFC) was downgraded by RBC Capital from an “Outperform” rating to a “Sector Perform” rating.

Marriott (MAR) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $38.00 on the company.

Hyatt (H) (HBAN) (LUX) (GME) (GPN) (GTIV) Ratings, Price Targets

Hyatt Hotels (NYSE: H), Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ: HBAN), Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX), GameStop (NYSE: GME), Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) and Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ: GTIV) ratings and price targets.

Hyatt Hotels (H) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $43.00 on the company.

Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Luxottica Group S.p.A. (LUX) was upgraded by Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) from an “Equal Weight” rating to an “Overweight” rating.

GameStop (GME) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Sterne Agee. They have a price target of $30.00 on the company.

Global Payments (GPN) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Gentiva Health Services (GTIV) had its “Hold” rating reiterated by Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF).

Lamar (LAMR) (GDOT) (GE) (GIB) (DXCM) (EMR) Ratings, Price Targets

Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ: LAMR), Green Dot (NASDAQ: GDOT), General Electric (NYSE: GE), CGI Group (NYSE: GIB), DexCom (NASDAQ: DXCM) and Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) ratings and price targets.
Green Dot (GDOT) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

General Electric (GE) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

CGI Group (GIB) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

DexCom (DXCM) was downgraded by McNicoll Lewis & Vlak to a “Hold” rating.

Emerson Electric (EMR) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Lamar Advertising Company (LAMR) was upgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “Sell” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Genpact (G) (FITB) (FLT) (CWH) (DXCM) (GM) Ratings, Price Targets

Genpact Limited (NYSE: G), Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), FleetCor Technologies (NYSE: FLT), CommonWealth REIT (NYSE: CWH), DexCom (NASDAQ: DXCM) and General Motors (NYSE: GM) ratings and price targets.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Zacks Investment Research. They have a price target of $15.00 on the company.

FleetCor Technologies (FLT) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Genpact Limited (G) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

CommonWealth REIT (CWH) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $20.00 to $18.00. They have a “Sector Perform” rating on the company.

DexCom (DXCM) was downgraded by MLV & Co from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating. They have a price target of $9.00 on the company.

General Motors (GM) was upgraded by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Overweight” rating.

Equifax (EFX) (ETN) (EXLS) (TIF) (AF) (GLP) Ratings, Price Targets

Equifax (NYSE: EFX), Eaton (NYSE: ETN), ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ: EXLS), Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF), Astoria Financial (NYSE: AF) and Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) ratings and price targets.

Equifax (EFX) had its “Sell” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Eaton (ETN) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

ExlService Holdings (EXLS) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) had its price target lowered by Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) from $88.00 to $80.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Astoria Financial (AF) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Underweight” rating.

Global Partners LP (GLP) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Dover (DOV) (DOX) (DVA) (HCC) (ARE) (GGG) Ratings, Price Targets

Dover (NYSE: DOV), Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX), DaVita (NYSE: DVA), HCC Insurance Holdings (NYSE: HCC), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE: ARE) and Graco (NYSE: GGG) ratings and price targets.

Dover (DOV) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Amdocs Limited (DOX) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

DaVita (DVA) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

HCC Insurance Holdings (HCC) was downgraded by Macquarie from an “Outperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $83.00 to $77.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Graco (GGG) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs from a “Sell” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Dell (DELL) (DECK) (DHR) (BDN) (KKPNY) (GET) Ratings, Price Targets

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK), Danaher (NYSE: DHR), Brandywine Realty (NYSE: BDN), Koninklijke KPN (NASDAQ: KKPNY) and Gaylord (NYSE: GET) ratings and price targets.

Deckers Outdoor (DECK) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF).

Dell (DELL) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB).

Danaher (DHR) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Brandywine Realty (BDN) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $13.00 to $10.00. They have a “Sector Perform” rating on the company.

Koninklijke KPN (KKPNY) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from an “Overweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Gaylord (GET) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Diebold (DBD) (CVH) (DCIX) (HRC) (CRM) (ESI) Ratings, Price Targets

Diebold (NYSE: DBD), Coventry Health Care (NYSE: CVH), Diana Containerships (NASDAQ: DCIX), Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE: HRC), Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) and ITT Educational Services (NYSE: ESI) ratings and price targets.

Coventry Health Care (CVH) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Diebold (DBD) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Diana Containerships (DCIX) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF).

Hill-Rom Holdings (HRC) was downgraded by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) to an “Underperform” rating.

Salesforce.com (CRM) had its price target lowered by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to $150.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

ITT Educational Services (ESI) was upgraded by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) from an “Underperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Cognizant (CTSH) (CSC) (CVG) (AKZOY) (JNY) (ERII) Ratings, Price Targets

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH), Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC), Convergys (NYSE: CVG), Akzo Nobel (NASDAQ: AKZOY), Jones Apparel Group (NYSE: JNY) and Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) ratings and price targets.
Computer Sciences (CSC) had its “Sell” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Cognizant (CTSH) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Convergys (CVG) had its “Sell” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Akzo Nobel (KZOY) was downgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Sell” rating.

Jones Apparel Group (JNY) had its price target lowered by Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) from $15.00 to $11.00. They have an “Equal Weight” rating on the company.

Energy Recovery (ERII) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “Underperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Amylin (AMLN) (CCK) (CHSI) (CNC) (ADP) (DTV) Ratings, Price Targets

Amylin Pharma (NASDAQ: AMLN), Crown Cork & Seal (NYSE: CCK), Catalyst Health Solutions (NASDAQ: CHSI), Centene (NYSE: CNC), Automatic Data Processing Incorporated (NYSE: ADP) and DirecTV (NYSE: DTV) ratings and price targets.

Crown Cork & Seal (CCK) had its “Buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Catalyst Health Solutions (CHSI) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Centene (CNC) had its “Neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Amylin Pharma (AMLN) was downgraded by MKM Partners from a “Neutral” rating to a “Sell” rating. They have a price target of $8.50 on the company.

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) had its price target raised by Barclays Capital from $58.00 to $60.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

DirecTV (DTV) was upgraded by Sanford C. Bernstein from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Broadcom (BRCM) (CAVM) (CBE) (DFT) (AWH) (HL) Ratings, Price Targets

Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM), Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), Cooper Industries (NYSE: CBE), DuPont Fabros Technology (NYSE: DFT), Allied World Assurance (NYSE: AWH) and Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL) ratings and price targets.

Broadcom (BRCM) had its “buy” rating reiterated by Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF). They have a price target of $45.00 on the company.

Cavium Networks (CAVM) had its “buy” rating reiterated by Jefferies Group. They have a price target of $32.00 on the company.

Cooper Industries (CBE) had its “neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $32.00 to $29.00. They have an “outperform” rating on the company.

Allied World Assurance (AWH) was upgraded by Macquarie from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Hecla Mining (HL) was downgraded by Canaccord Genuity from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

AK Steel (AKS) (BXP) (GE) (AVGO) (BBT) (BLL) Ratings, Price Targets

AK Steel Holding Co. (NYSE: AKS), Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP), General Electric (NYSE: GE), Avago Technologies (NASDAQ: AVGO), BB&T (NYSE: BBT) and Ball Co. (NYSE: BLL) ratings and price targets.

AK Steel Holding Co. (AKS) was upgraded by Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.

Boston Properties (BXP) was downgraded by RBC Capital from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating.

General Electric (GE) had its price target raised by Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) from $20.00 to $22.00. They have an “overweight” rating on the company.

Avago Technologies (AVGO) had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group (NYSE:JEF). They have a price target of $41.00 on the company.

BB&T (BBT) had its “neutral” rating reiterated by Zacks Investment Research. They have a price target of $28.00 on the company.

Ball Co. (BLL) had its “neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs.

Cree (CREE) (AGP) (BKI) (SLF) (MHK) (MHR) Ratings, Price Targets

Cree (NASDAQ: CREE), AMERIGROUP (NYSE: AGP), Buckeye Technologies (NYSE: BKI), Sun Life Financial (NYSE: SLF), Mohawk Industries (NYSE: MHK) and Magnum Hunter (NYSE: MHR) ratings and price targets.

AMERIGROUP (AGP) had its “buy” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Cree (CREE) had its “neutral” rating reiterated by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS).

Buckeye Technologies (BKI) had its price target raised by RBC Capital from $37.00 to $44.00. They have an “outperform” rating on the company.

Sun Life Financial (SLF) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.

Mohawk Industries (MHK) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.

Magnum Hunter (MHR) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Apple (AAPL) (REX) (FPO) (NYX) (SIMO) (ADP) Ratings, Price Targets

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Rex Stores (NYSE: REX), First Potomac Realty (NYSE: FPO), NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX), Silicon Motion Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: SIMO) and Automatic Data Processing Incorporated (NYSE: ADP) ratings and price targets.

Apple (AAPL) had its “overweight” rating reiterated by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC).

Rex Stores (REX) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.

First Potomac Realty (FPO) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $19.00 to $16.00. They have an “outperform” rating on the company.

NYSE Euronext (NYX) was downgraded by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods to a “market perform” rating.

Silicon Motion Technology Corp. (SIMO) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Automatic Data Processing Incorporated (ADP) had its “neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

Wright (WXS) (TNB) (CTCM) (DASTY) (RDN) (RENT) Ratings, Price Targets

Wright Express Co. (NYSE: WXS), Thomas & Betts Co. (NYSE: TNB), CTC Media (NASDAQ: CTCM), Dassault Systemes S.A. (NASDAQ: DASTY), Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) and Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) ratings and price targets.

Wright Express Co. (WXS) had its “neutral” rating reiterated by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) .

Thomas & Betts Co. (TNB) was downgraded by Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.

CTC Media (CTCM) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Dassault Systemes S.A. (DASTY) was downgraded by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.

Radian Group (RDN) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.

Rentrak (RENT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Patriot (PCX) (THG) (TICC) (SFI) (SNV) (SRSL) Ratings, Price Targets

Patriot Coal (NYSE: PCX), The Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE: THG), TICC Capital (NASDAQ: TICC), iStar Financial (NYSE: SFI), Synovus Financial (NYSE: SNV) and SRS Labs (NASDAQ: SRSL) ratings and price targets.

The Hanover Insurance Group (THG) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.

Patriot Coal (PCX) was downgraded by Simmons to a “neutral” rating.

TICC Capital (TICC) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.

iStar Financial (SFI) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.

Synovus Financial (SNV) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.

SRS Labs (SRSL) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Aurizon (AZK) (AWK) (KO) (LAZ) (MA) (DTG) Ratings, Price Targets

Aurizon Mines Ltd. (NYSE: AZK), American Water Works (NYSE: AWK), The Coca Cola (NYSE: KO), Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ), MasterCard (NYSE: MA) and Dollar Thrifty (NYSE: DTG) ratings and price targets.

American Water Works (AWK) was upgraded by Ladenburg Thalmann from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating.

Aurizon Mines Ltd. AZK) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.

The Coca Cola (KO) was downgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Lazard Ltd (LAZ) was downgraded by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.

MasterCard (MA) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Dollar Thrifty (DTG) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.

MIPS (MIPS) (EFC) (NCR) (NYX) (ENS) (ACN) Ratings, Price Targets

MIPS Technologies (NASDAQ: MIPS), Ellington Financial (NYSE: EFC), NCR (NYSE: NCR), NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX), EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) and Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN) ratings and price targets.

Ellington Financial (EFC) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.

MIPS Technologies (MIPS) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.

NCR (NCR) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to a “buy” rating.

NYSE Euronext (NYX) was downgraded by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating.

EnerSys (ENS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.

Accenture Plc (ACN) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Markel (MKL) (VIP) (BEN) (BPFH) (RNO) (ROK) Ratings, Price Targets

Markel (NYSE: MKL), Vimpelcom (NYSE: VIP), Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN), Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ: BPFH), Rhino Resource Partners LP (NYSE: RNO) and Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) ratings and price targets.

Markel (MKL) was downgraded by Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.

Vimpelcom (VIP) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Franklin Resources (BEN) was downgraded by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating.

Boston Private Financial (BPFH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Rhino Resource Partners LP (RNO) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Rockwell Automation (ROK) was upgraded by Nomura (NYSE:NMR) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating.

DTS (DTSI) (URBN) (VMED) (DXCM) (SNX) (TIF) Ratings, Price Targets

DTS (NASDAQ: DTSI), Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN), Virgin Media (NASDAQ: VMED), DexCom (NASDAQ: DXCM), SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) and Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) ratings and price targets.

Urban Outfitters (URBN) had its “positive” rating reiterated by Nomura (NYSE:NMR).

Virgin Media (VMED) had its “equal weight” rating reiterated by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

DexCom (DXCM) had its price target lowered by Feltl & Co. to $9.00.

SYNNEX (SNX) had its price target raised by Sterne Agee to $32.00.

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to $64.00. They have a “neutral” rating on the company.

DTS (DTSI) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.

PLX (PLXT) (UAM) (PM) (PRIM) (PSO) (TNC) Ratings, Price Targets

PLX Technology (NASDAQ: PLXT), Universal American (NYSE: UAM), Philip Morris (NYSE: PM), Primoris Services (NASDAQ: PRIM), Pearson PLC (NYSE: PSO) and Tennant (NYSE: TNC) ratings and price targets.

Universal American (UAM) had its “hold” rating reiterated by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB).

Philip Morris (PM) had its price target raised by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) to $85.00.

PLX Technology (PLXT) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.

Primoris Services (PRIM) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Pearson PLC (PSO) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.

Tennant (TNC) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.

PepsiCo (PEP) (SUMR) (PAA) (GPK) (PDLI) (KITD) Ratings, Price Targets

PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), Summer Infant (NASDAQ: SUMR), Plains (NYSE: PAA), Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), PDL BioPharma (NASDAQ: PDLI) and Kit Digital (NASDAQ: KITD) ratings and price targets.

Summer Infant (SUMR) had its “buy” rating reiterated by Gilford Securities.

Plains (PAA) had its price target raised by Wunderlich from $73.00 to $79.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Graphic Packaging Holding (GPK) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.

PDL BioPharma (PDLI) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.

PepsiCo (PEP) was downgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Kit Digital (KITD) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.