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Morning Coffee Pre-Market Wall Street News

110 views  2013-05-30 07:58   Tagsred  background  market  second  white 

Japan Market Sells Off Again. For the second time in two weeks the Japanese market sold off.  In late trading the Nikkei (EWJ) fell -5.15%, bring the two week decline to over -14%. Traders point to fears that the Fed will end its QE program as well as the falling dollar-yen (FXY) as the cause of the volatility. (FXY) Pre-market: 96.79 +0.01 (0.01%)

Upgrades

Diamond Offshore (DO): JPMorgan raised their rating from Neutral to Overweight and placed a target price of $82.00 on the company.

Noble Corp (NE): Raymond James raised their rating from Market Perform to Outperform and placed a target price of $52.00 on the company.

Northrop Grumman (NOC): Goldman Sachs raised their rating from Neutral to Buy.

Republic Services (RSG): Wedbush raised their rating from Neutral to Outperform and raised their target price from $33.00 to $40.00.

SunPower (SPWR): Goldman Sachs raised their rating from Sell to Neutral and raised their target price from $13.00 to $18.00. Pre-market: 20.33 +0.69 (3.51%)

First Solar (FSLR): Goldman Sachs raised their rating from Neutral to Buy and placed a target price of $64.00 on the company.

Downgrades

Noble Corp (NE): JPMorgan lowered their rating from Overweight to Neutral and placed a target price of $43.00 on the company.

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK): Argus lowered their rating from Buy to Hold and placed a target price of $78.00 on the company.

Coverage Initiated

AT&T (T): BMO Capital initiated coverage with a Market Perform rating and placed a target price of $34.00 on the company.

Leap Wireless (LEAP): BMO Capital initiated coverage with an Underperform rating and placed a target price of $3.00 on the company.

Pfizer (PFE): Sun Trust initiated coverage with a Reduce rating.

Sprint Nextel (S): BMO Capital initiated coverage with an Outperform rating and placed a target price of $9.00 on the company.

Verizon Communications (VZ): BMO Capital initiated coverage with an Outperform rating and placed a target price of $55.00 on the company.

Coverage Reiterated/Price Target Changed

SEI Investments (SEIC): Stifel reiterated their Buy rating and raised their target price from $31.00 to $33.00.

Earning Reports

Big Lots (BIG): Reported EPS of $0.61 in-line with estimates. Pre-market: 34.90 -3.48 (-9.07%)

Costco (COST): Reported EPS of $1.04 beating estimates by +$0.01. Pre-market: 113.92 +0.97 (0.86%)

Joy Global (JOY): Reported EPS of $1.73 beating estimates by +$0.16. Pre-market: 54.82 -0.26 (-0.47%)

Tilly's (TLYS): Reported EPS of $0.08 beating estimates by +$0.01.

Markets: 
Futures at 8:31: Dow +0.24%. S&P +0.19%. Nasdaq +0.06%. Crude -0.58% to $92.60. Gold +1.02% to $1405.50.

Europe: London +0.17%. Paris +0.72%. Frankfurt +0.54%. 

Asia: Japan -5.15% to 13589. Hong Kong -0.31% to 22484. China -0.27% to 2318. India +0.34% to 20215. 

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