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Morning Coffee Pre-Market Wall Street News

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Consumer Electronics Show Opens Today in Vegas. This year’s CES officially opens today in Las Vegas. The highly anticipated event already has several companies making announcements. Samsung (SSNLF) announced that their smartphones will connect to refrigerators and that their tablets will be powerful enough for business users. The company also is showcasing their curved 4K HD TV’s.  Microsoft (MSFT) said that they have now sold over 3 million Xbox One devices. Sony (SNE) unveiled a waterproof smartphone and Auto manufacturers are looking to turn cars into driverless mobile devices.

Upgrades:

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): RBC Capital raised their rating from Sector Perform to Outperform and raised their target price from $88.00 to $104.00. Pre-market: 93.35 +1.02 (1.10%)

St Jude Medical (STJ): RBC Capital raised their rating from Underperform to Sector Perform and raised their target price from $44.00 to $64.00.

Yum! Brands (YUM): RBC Capital raised their rating from Outperform to Top Pick and raised their target price from $85.00 to $87.00. Pre-market: 76.98 +1.48 (1.96%)

Downgrades:

AFLAC (AFL): Credit Suisse lowered their rating from Outperform to Neutral. Pre-market: 121.00 +4.98 (4.29%)

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM): Stephens lowered their rating from Overweight to Equal Weight.

Baker Hughes (BHI): Cowen lowered their rating from Outperform to Market Perform and lowered their target price from $70.00 to $56.00. Pre-market: 52.90 -0.50 (-0.94%)

Baxter Intl (BAX): RBC Capital lowered their rating from Outperform to Sector Perform and placed a target price of $73.00 on the company. Pre-market: 69.26 -0.16 (-0.23%)

International Game Tech (IGT): Argus lowered their rating from Buy to Hold. Pre-market: 17.50 -0.08 (-0.46%)

LinkedIn (LNKD): BofA Merrill Lynch lowered their rating from Buy to Neutral and lowered their target price from $270.00 to $240.00. Pre-market: 199.00 -4.92 (-2.41%)

Monsanto (MON): Topeka lowered their rating from Buy to Hold.

Coverage Initiate:

Genworth Financial (GNW): Compass Point initiated coverage with a Buy rating and target price of $22.00. Pre-market: 16.09 +0.31 (1.96%)

WD-40 (WDFC): B. Riley initiated coverage with a Buy rating and target price of $91.00

Earning Reports:

IHS (IHS): Reported EPS of $1.46 beating estimates by +$0.16.

Sonic (SONC): Reported EPS of $0.13 in-line with estimates. Pre-market: 20.30 +1.05 (5.45%)

Markets: 
Futures at 4:21: Dow +0.25%. S&P +0.12%. Nasdaq +0.48%. Crude +0.57% to $93.96. Gold -0.01% to $1237.80. U.S. 10 Year -3/32 to 2.949%.

Europe: London +0.39%. Paris +0.40%. Frankfurt +0.58%. 

Asia: Japan -0.59% to 15814. Hong Kong +0.13% to 22713. China +0.08% to 2047. India -0.45% to 20693. 

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