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Morning Coffee Pre-Market Wall Street News

257 views  2013-02-13 08:14   Tagsbackground  Android  iPhone  research  Google 

Android Phones Dominate iPhone. Google’s (GOOG) Android based phones are widening their dominance over Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone. Technology research company Gartner reports that in Q4 Android smartphones market share rose to 69.7% from 51.3% in 2011, while Apple's iOS declined to 20.9% from 23.6%. AAPL Pre-market: 468.90 +1.00 (0.21%) GOOG Pre-market: 781.58 +0.88 (0.11%)

Upgrades

Avon Products (AVP): B. Riley Caris raised their rating from Neutral to Buy. Pre-market: 20.85 +0.06 (0.29%)

Comcast (CMCSA): Credit Suisse raised their rating from Neutral to Outperform and raised their target price from $40.00 to $48.00. Pre-market: 42.10 +3.13 (8.03%)

Western Union (WU): Compass Point raised their rating from Sell to Neutral. Pre-market: 14.00 -0.34 (-2.37%)

Western Union (WU): CLSA raised their rating from Sell to Underperform. Pre-market: 14.00 -0.34 (-2.37%)

Zimmer Holdings (ZMH): Argus raised their rating from Hold to Buy and placed a target price of $90.00 on the company.

Downgrades

Dell (DELL): Maxim lowered their rating from Buy to Hold and placed a target price of $13.65 on the company. Pre-market: 13.78 -0.01 (-0.07%)

Dell (DELL): Bernstein lowered their rating from Outperform to Market Perform and placed a target price of $13.65 on the company. Pre-market: 13.78 -0.01 (-0.07%)

Fossil (FOSL): FBR Capital lowered their rating from Market Perform to Underperform and placed a target price of $95.00 on the company. Pre-market: 107.99 -2.66 (-2.40%)

HJ Heinz (HNZ): UBS lowered their rating from Buy to Neutral and maintained their target price of $62.00. Pre-market: 60.15 -0.73 (-1.20%)

WellPoint (WLP): Monness Crespi lowered their rating from Buy to Neutral. Pre-market: 64.50 -1.51 (-2.29%)

Earning Reports

Calpine (CPN): Reported EPS of $0.22 beating estimates by +$0.26.

Dean Foods (DF): Reported EPS of $0.20 missing estimates by -$0.10. Pre-market: 17.49 -0.90 (-4.89%)

Deere (DE): Reported EPS of $1.65 beating estimates by +$0.25. Pre-market: 93.70 -0.27 (-0.29%)

Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS): Reported EPS of $0.82 missing estimates by -$0.03.

Henry Schein (HSIC): Reported EPS of $1.26 beating estimates by +$0.06.

Thomson Reuters (TRI): Reported EPS of $0.60 beating estimates by +$0.04.

Vonage (VG): Reported EPS of $0.10 beating estimates by +$0.04. Pre-market: 2.60 +0.18 (7.44%)

Markets: 
Futures at 8:00: Dow +0.14%. S&P +0.20%. Nasdaq +0.28%. Crude +0.42% to $97.91. Gold -0.16% to $1647.10.

Europe: London +0.18%. Paris +0.25%. Frankfurt +0.25%. 

Asia: Japan -1.04% to 11251. Hong Kong, China closed. India +0.24% to 19608. 

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