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Morning Coffee Pre-Market Wall Street News

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U.S. GDP Report to Be Released. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is scheduled to release Q1 GDP data this morning. Economists expect that the U.S. expanded by a 3%, after a very disappointing Q4 report that showed the economy grew only 0.4%.  

Upgrades

AFLC (AFL): Sterne Agee raised their rating from Neutral to Buy and placed a target price of $65.00 on the company.

Bebe Stores (BEBE): Janney raised their rating from Neutral to Buy and raised their target price from $4.00 to $7.00. Pre-market: 5.04 +0.23 (4.78%)

Boeing (BA): BB&T Raised their rating from Hold to Buy. Pre-market: 92.14 +0.47 (0.51%)

Boston Scientific (BSX): Credit Suisse raised their rating from Neutral to Outperform and raised their target price from $8.50 to $8.75. Pre-market: 7.68 +0.14 (1.86%)

Daimler (DDAIF): Deutsche Bank raised their rating from Hold to Buy.

Facebook (FB): Raymond James raised their rating from Outperform to Strong Buy and maintained their target price of $37.00. Pre-market: 26.62 +0.48 (1.84%)

PulteGroup (PHM): RBC Capital raised their rating from Outperform to Top Pick and raised their target price from $28.00 to $32.00. Pre-market: 21.10 +0.31 (1.49%)

SunPower (SPWR): Robert W. Baird raised their rating from Neutral to Outperform and raised their target price from $10.00 to $16.00. Pre-market: 12.76 +0.60 (4.93%)

Unisys (UIS): Susquehanna raised their rating from Neutral to Positive and raised their target price from $19.00 to $21.00.

Downgrades

AB InBev (BUD): Goldman Sachs lowered their rating from Sell to Conviction Sell and placed a target price of $67.80 on the company. Pre-market: 94.64 -1.57 (-1.63%)

Exxon Mobil (XOM): ISI Group lowered their rating from Buy to Neutral and placed a target price of $95.00 on the company. Pre-market: 87.72 -0.35 (-0.40%)

Unilever (UN): Societe Generale lowered their rating from Hold to Sell. Pre-market: 41.47 +0.20 (0.48%)

USG (USG): RBC Capital lowered their rating from Top Pick to Outperform.

Coverage Initiated

Eaton (ETN): SunTrust initiated coverage with a Buy rating and target price of $71.00.

Coverage Reiterated/Price Target Changed

Southwest Air (LUV): Cowen reiterated their Buy rating and raised their target price from $14.00 to $16.00.

Earning Reports

Altera (ALTR): Reported EPS of $0.37 beating estimates by +$0.05. After Hours: 31.90 -1.03 (-3.13%)

Amazon.com (AMZN): Reported EPS of $0.18 beating estimates by +$0.08. Pre-market: 269.00 -5.70 (-2.07%)

Baidu.com (BIDU): Reported EPS of $0.95 missing estimates by -$0.07. Pre-market: 84.29 -8.05 (-8.72%)

Chubb (CB): Reported EPS of $2.14 beating estimates by +$0.40.

Cirrus Logic (CRUS): Reported EPS of $0.59 missing estimates by -$0.15.

Coinstar (CSTR): Reported EPS of $0.93 beating estimates by +$0.06. Pre-market: 58.81 +3.78 (6.87%)

Dolby Labs (DLB): Reported EPS of $0.74 beating estimates by +$0.06.

Intl Game Tech (IGT): Reported EPS of $0.36 beating estimates by +$0.06. Pre-market: 17.60 +0.30 (1.73%)

Republic Services (RSG): Reported EPS of $0.46 beating estimates by +$0.05.

Starbucks (SBUX): Reported EPS of $0.48 in-line with estimates. Pre-market: 59.25 -1.25 (-2.07%)

Wynn Resorts (WYNN): Reported EPS of $2.05 beating estimates by +$0.47. Pre-market: 136.30 +1.39 (1.03%)

Markets: 
Futures at 7:56: Dow -0.17%. S&P -0.28%. Nasdaq -0.35%. Crude -0.37% to $93.28. Gold +0.18% to $1464.70.

Europe: London -0.55%. Paris -0.83%. Frankfurt -0.49%. 

Asia: Japan -0.30% to 13884. Hong Kong +0.65% to 22548. China -0.97% to 2178. India -0.62% to 19287. 

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