Notable Analyst Rating Changes 07/27: (S) (PCS) (KMB) Upgraded; (GDOT) (BGCP) (XOM) Downgraded

July 27, 2012 11:22 AM EDT Send to a Friend
UPGRADES
UBS lifts Sprint (NYSE: S) from Neutral to Buy.

Deutsche Bank upgrades MetroPCS (NYSE: PCS) from Hold to Buy with a price target of $12.00 (from $9.00). Click Here for more color.

Credit Agricole boosts Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB) from Underperform to Outperform with a price target of $93.

Piper Jaffray raises Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) from Neutral to Overweight.

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DOWNGRADES
Green Dot (Nasdaq: GDOT) hit with a mess of downgrades today:
  • Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from Outperform to Market Perform.

  • JMP Securities from Market Outperform to Market Perform.

  • JPMorgan from Overweight to Neutral.

  • Deutsche Bank from Buy to Hold, moving its price target from $35 to $18. Click Here for more color.

  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey from Buy to Reduce.

  • William Blair from Outperform to Market Perform.

  • Jefferies from Buy to Hold with a price target of $19.00 (from $29.00). Click Here for more color.

  • Sterne Agee from Buy to Neutral.

  • Wedbush downgraded Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT) from Outperform to Neutral, moving its price target from $43 to $19. Click Here for more color.
Credit Agricole lowers BGC Partners (Nasdaq: BGCP) from Underperform to Sell.

UBS trims ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) from Buy to Neutral.

BB&T Capital reduces CONSOL Energy (NYSE: CNX) from Buy to Hold.

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NEW COVERAGE
BMO Capital initiates Terex (NYSE: TEX) with an Outperform rating and $26 price target.

BofA/Merrill Lynch starts Liquidity Services (Nasdaq: LQDT) with a Buy and $55 target.

Lazard Capital assumes Apricus Biosciences (Nasdaq: APRI) at Buy and an $8 target.

BMO Capital begins Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) with a Market Perform rating and a $92 price target.

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