Notable Analyst Rating Changes 10/23: (CHKP) (MNI) (YHOO) Upgraded; (NOK) (ARIA) (BTU) Downgraded

October 23, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Send to a Friend
UPGRADES
JPMorgan upgrades Checkpoint Software (Nasdaq: CHKP) from Neutral to Overweight with a price target of $50.

Citi raises McClatchy (NYSE: MNI) from Neutral to Buy.

Susquehanna boosts Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO) from Neutral to Positive.

Craig-Hallum lifts Volterra Semiconductor (Nasdaq: VLTR) from Hold to Buy, moving its price target from $25 to $21.

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DOWNGRADES
Raymond James downgrades Nokia (NYSE: NOK) from Market Perform to Underperform.

Oppenheimer moves ARIAD Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ARIA) from Outperform to Perform with a price target adjusting its target from $20 to $23

Goldman Sachs drops Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) from Buy to Neutral, moving its price target from $26 to $28. Click Here for more color.

Credit Suisse trims Overseas Shipholding Group (NYSE: OSG) from Outperform to Neutral.

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NEW COVERAGE
Qualys (Nasdaq: QLYS) stared by a slew of firms Tuesday:
  • Baird at Outperform and $18 target;

  • JMP Securities at Market Outperform and target of $18;

  • JPMorgan with a Overweight and target of $17;

  • RBC Capital at Outperform and $18 price target;

  • Pacific Crest with an Outperform and $18 price target;

  • Credit Suisse at Neutral and $15 target; and

  • First Analysis at Overweight and price target of $18.

Buckingham Research initiates Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) at Buy and $15 target.

Several firms start coverage on Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) today:
  • Goldman Sachs at Neutral and $23 target. Click Here for more color;

  • Morgan Stanley with an Equalweight;

  • Baird with an Outperform and $25 target;

  • Barclays at Overweight and $25 target; and

  • BofA/Merrill Lynch with a Buy and $23 price target.

Miller Tabak starts Dunkin' Brands (Nasdaq: DNKN) with a Hold and price target of $34.

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