October 17: Upgrades, Downgrades, New Coverages

Analyst Ratings

Upgrades

  • Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $98.00 price target on the stock.
  • Cummins (NYSE: CMI) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $115.00 price target on the stock.
  • CNH Global (NYSE: CNH) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $41.00 price target on the stock.
  • EastGroup Properties Inc. (NYSE: EGP) was upgraded by analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • Eaton Corp. (NYSE: ETN) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $54.00 price target on the stock.
  • Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays Capital from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating. The analysts now have a $63.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $57.00.
  • Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ: JOYG) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $100.00 price target on the stock.
  • Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. The analysts now have a $75.00 price target on the stock.
  • Parker-Hannifin Co. (NYSE: PH) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $92.00 price target on the stock.
  • PPG (NYSE: PPG) was upgraded by analysts at Susquehanna from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating.
  • Timken (NYSE: TKR) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • WPP ADR Reptg 5 Ord Shs (NASDAQ: WPPGY) was upgraded by analysts at RBS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) was upgraded by analysts at Auriga to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $36.00 price target on the stock.

Downgrades

  • Apple, Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) was downgraded by analysts at BGC Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. The analysts now have a $450.00 price target on the stock.
  • American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC) was downgraded by analysts at JMP Securities from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating.
  • Brigham Exploration (NASDAQ: BEXP) was downgraded by analysts at Howard Weil from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating.
  • Brigham Exploration (NASDAQ: BEXP) was downgraded by analysts at C.K. Cooper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ: COLM) was downgraded by analysts at Sterne Agee from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.
  • City National Co. (NYSE: CYN) was downgraded by analysts at Compass Point from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. The analysts now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $70.00.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) was downgraded by analysts at Sterne Agee from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating. The analysts now have a $32.00 price target on the stock.
  • Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ: DLTR) was downgraded by analysts at Barclays Capital from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating. The analysts now have a $79.00 price target on the stock.
  • El Paso Pipeline Partners (NYSE: EPB) was downgraded by analysts at FBR Capital from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating.
  • El Paso Pipeline Partners (NYSE: EPB) was downgraded by analysts at Oppenheimer from an “outperform” rating to a “perform” rating.
  • El Paso Pipeline Partners (NYSE: EPB) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from a “buy” rating to an “underperform” rating. The analysts now have a $35.00 price target on the stock.
  • Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) was downgraded by analysts at Compass Point from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. The analysts now have a $13.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $17.50.
  • Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN) was downgraded by analysts at Compass Point from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. The analysts now have a $6.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $7.00.
  • Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE: IPG) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank to a “hold” rating.
  • Navistar (NYSE: NAV) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating. The analysts now have a $38.00 price target on the stock.
  • Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) was downgraded by analysts at Macquarie from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) was downgraded by analysts at Lazard Capital from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.

New Coverage

  • Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) is now covered by analysts at Davenport. The analysts set a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) is now covered by analysts at Argus. The analysts set a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • Brigus Gold (NYSE: BRD) is now covered by analysts at Global Hunter Securities. The analysts set an “accumulate” rating and a $1.90 price target on the stock.
  • Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) is now covered by analysts at Davenport. The analysts set a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is now covered by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock.
  • BLK MuniHoldings New Jersey Insured Fund (NYSE: MUJ) is now covered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. The analysts set a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • BLK MuniYield New Jersey Fund (NYSE: MYJ) is now covered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. The analysts set a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • Nuveen New Jersey Premium Income Mun Fd (NYSE: NNJ) is now covered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. The analysts set a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • Nuveen New Jersey Investment Quality Muni (NYSE: NQJ) is now covered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. The analysts set a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • Sina (NASDAQ: SINA) is now covered by analysts at Maxim Group. The analysts set a “sell” rating and a $72.00 price target on the stock.
  • Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is now covered by analysts at Sterne Agee. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $90.00 price target on the stock.
  • Youku.com Inc (NASDAQ: YOKU) is now covered by analysts at Mizuho. The analysts set a “buy” rating on the stock.

 

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