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Morning Coffee Pre-Market Wall Street News

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U.S. Stock Futures Lower Before Fed Announcement. U.S. stock futures are lower as Wall Street waits for the Fed to announce the results of the latest FOMC meeting. Economists are not expecting the Fed to raise interest rates, but Wall Street traders will be looking closely at the language contained in the announcement for signs that the Fed could end their stimulus program earlier than expected. This morning the U.S. 10 Year yield is higher at 2.827%.

Upgrades:

Garmin Ltd. (GRMN): Goldman Sachs raised their rating from Sell to Neutral and placed a target price of $39.00 on the company.

Herbalife (HLF): Argus raised their rating from Hold to Buy and placed a target price of $80.00 on the company. Pre-market: 66.00 +1.28 (1.98%)

NASDAQ OMX Group (NDAQ): Raymond James raised their rating from Outperform to Strong Buy and raised their target price from $36.00 to $38.00.

Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL): Morgan Stanley raised their rating from Equal Weight to Overweight and raised their target price from $37.00 to $49.00. Pre-market: 38.38 +0.33 (0.87%)

Downgrades:

Agrium (AGU): HSBC lowered their rating from Overweight to Neutral.

Chesapeake Energy (CHK): Susquehanna lowered their rating from Positive to Neutral. Pre-market: 24.95 -0.31 (-1.23%)

Mosaic (MOS): HSBC lowered their rating from Neutral to Underweight. Pre-market: 41.46 -0.52 (-1.24%)

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT): HSBC lowered their rating from Overweight to Underweight. Pre-market: 29.60 -0.40 (-1.33%)

Tupperware Brands (TUP): BMO Capital lowered their rating from Outperform to Market Perform and placed a target price of $91.00 on the company.

Coverage Initiated:

Navistar Intl (NAV): Susquehanna initiated coverage with a Neutral rating and target price of $31.00.

PACCAR Inc (PCAR): Susquehanna initiated coverage with a Neutral rating and target price of $56.00.

SodaStream Intl (SODA): Longbow initiated coverage with a Buy rating and target price of $79.00. Pre-market: 65.00 +1.04 (1.63%)

Earning Reports:

American Eagle (AEO): Reported EPS of $0.09 missing estimates by -$0.01.

Barnes & Noble (BKS): Reported EPS of -$0.86 missing estimates by -$0.07. Pre-market: 14.65 +0.04 (0.27%)

Best Buy (BBY): Reported EPS of $0.32 beating estimates by +$0.21. Pre-market: 34.54 -0.26 (-0.75%)

Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS): Reported EPS of $0.71 missing estimates by -$0.03.

Home Depot (HD): Reported EPS of $1.24 beating estimates by +$0.03. Pre-market: 74.60 +0.31 (0.42%)

JC Penney (JCP): Reported EPS of $1.17 missing estimates by -$0.03.

J.M. Smucker (SJM): Reported EPS of $1.20 beating estimates by +$0.04.

Lowe’s (LOW): Reported EPS of $0.88 beating estimates by +$0.09.

Medtronic (MDT): Reported EPS of $0.88 in-line with estimates.

PetSmart (PETM): Reported EPS of $0.89 beating estimates by +$0.03.

Staples (SPLS): Reported EPS of $0.16 missing estimates by -$0.02.

Target (TGT): Reported EPS of $0.95 in-line with estimates.

TJX (TJX): Reported EPS of $0.66 beating estimates by +$0.03.

Toll Brothers (TOLL): Reported EPS of $0.26 beating estimates by +$0.01.

Trina Solar (TSL): Reported EPS of -$0.47 beating estimates by +$0.11.

Markets: 
Futures at 7:47: Dow -0.17%. S&P -0.18%. Nasdaq -0.19%. Crude -0.55% to $104.53. Gold -0.48% to $1366.10. U.S. 10 Year -3/32 2.827%.

Europe: London -0.50%. Paris 0.00%. Frankfurt -0.13%. 

Asia: Japan +0.21% to 13424. Hong Kong -0.69% to 21818. China +0.02% at 2073. India -1.86% to 17906. 

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