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Morning Coffee Pre-Market Wall Street News

40 views  2013-09-23 07:35

Eurozone PMI Continues to Rise. The Eurozone continues to recover as the composite PMI increased to a 27-month high of 52.1 from 51.5. Economists had been looking for a reading of only 51.9. Services exceeded expectations, but manufacturing unexpectedly fell. Economists say that the current reading is consistent with GDP growth of 0.2%.

Upgrades:

Copart (CPRT): RW Baird raised their rating from Neutral to Outperform and raised their target price from $38.00 to $42.00. Pre-market: 34.50 +0.75 (2.22%)

Darden Restaurants (DRI): Buckingham raised their rating from Underperform to Neutral and placed a target price of $44.00 on the company.

Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM): Goldman Sachs raised their rating from Neutral to Conviction Buy and raised their target price from $30.00 to $34.00. Pre-market: 30.48 +0.80 (2.70%)

Nokia (NOK): HSBC raised their rating from Underweight to Neutral. Pre-market: 6.56 -0.02 (-0.30%)

Walgreen (WAG): Morgan Stanley raised their rating from Equal Weight to Overweight and placed a target price of $70.00 on the company. Pre-market: 56.00 +0.48 (0.86%)

Zimmer Holdings (ZMH): RBC Capital raised their rating from Sector Perform to Outperform.

Downgrades:

BlackBerry (BBRY): RBC Capital lowered their rating from Sector Perform to Underperform. Pre-market: 8.43 -0.30 (-3.38%)

BlackBerry (BBRY): RW Baird lowered their rating from Neutral to Underperform and lowered their target price from $9.00 to $8.00. Pre-market: 8.43 -0.30 (-3.38%)

Darden Restaurants (DRI): Stephens lowered their rating from Overweight to Equal Weight and lowered their target price from $55.00 to $52.00.

DreamWorks Animation (DWA): B. Riley lowered their rating from Buy to Neutral.

FedEx (FDX): Stifel lowered their rating from Buy to Hold. Pre-market: 115.50 -1.33 (-1.14%)

ING Groep (ING): BNP Paribas lowered their rating from Outperform to Neutral. Pre-market: 11.40 -0.14 (-1.21%)

Oceaneering Intl (OII): Global Hunter lowered their rating from Buy to Neutral and lowered their target price from $92.00 to $81.00.

Coverage Initiated:

Nokia (NOK): Deutsche Bank initiated coverage with a Buy rating. Pre-market: 6.56 -0.02 (-0.30%)

Markets: 
Futures at 6:20: Dow +0.1%. S&P +0.2%. Nasdaq +0.3%. Crude +0.2% to $104.95. Gold -0.8% to $1322. U.S. 10 Year 0/32 2.736%

Europe: London -0.2%. Paris +0.1%. Frankfurt 0.0%. 

Asia: Japan closed. Hong Kong -0.6% to 23372. China +1.3% to 2221. India -1.8% to 19901. 

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