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Morning Coffee Pre-Market Wall Street News

54 views  2013-09-16 07:33

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Upgrades:

AstraZeneca (AZN): Nordea raised their rating from Sell to Buy. Pre-market: 51.88 +1.23 (2.43%)

Barclays (BCS): Nomura raised their rating from Reduce to Buy. Pre-market: 19.50 +0.28 (1.46%)

Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY): JPMorgan raised their rating from Neutral to Overweight and raised their target price from $50.00 to $52.00. Pre-market: 44.41 +0.85 (1.95%)

Dominion Resources (D): ISI Group raised their rating from Neutral to Buy and raised their target price to$66.00.

Express (EXPR): The ResearchTeam raised their rating from Hold to Accumulate.

Intel (INTC): The ResearchTeam raised their rating from Reduce to Hold. Pre-market: 23.62 +0.18 (0.77%)

Mosaic (MOS): The ResearchTeam raised their rating from Reduce to Hold. Pre-market: 46.62 +0.63 (1.37%)

Synaptics (SYNA): The ResearchTeam raised their rating from Reduce to Hold. Pre-market: 64.26 +0.72 (1.13%)

Teleflex (TFX): Raymond James raised their rating from Market Perform to Outperform.

Western Union (WU): Sterne Agee raised their rating from Neutral to Buy and placed a target price of $22.00 on the company. Pre-market: 18.87 +0.46 (2.50%)

Downgrades:

Las Vegas Sands (LVS): ISI Group lowered their rating from Buy to Neutral and placed a target price of $61.00 on the company.

Under Armour (UA): Susquehanna lowered their rating from Positive to Neutral and maintained a target price of $77.00 on the company. Pre-market: 78.25 -0.25 (-0.32%)

Wynn Resorts (WYNN): ISI Group lowered their rating from Buy to Neutral and placed a target price of $149.00 on the company. Pre-market: 151.14 +0.79 (0.53%)

Markets: 

Futures at 6:20: Dow +1.1%. S&P +1.1%. Nasdaq +1%. Crude -1.3% to $106.84. Gold +0.45% to $1314.50.  U.S. 10 Year +22/32 2.805%.

Europe: London +0.89%. Paris +0.98%. Frankfurt +1.29%. 

Asia: Japan closed. Hong Kong +1.47% to 23252. China -0.22% to 2231. India +0.05% to 19742. 

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