Top 10 Pre-Market Analyst Calls (AXP, COF, DFS, ATVI, HANS, JCP, LEN, MFE, SWHC, TGT, YGE)

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These aren’t the only analyst calls we are watching, but these are the top ten that 247wallst.com is reviewing:

  • Activision (NASDAQ: ATVI) raised to Buy from Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
  • Hansen Natural (NASDAQ: HANS) started as Buy with $58 target at UBS.
  • JC Penney (NYSE: JCP) raised to Overweight from equal weight at Lehman.
  • Lennar (NYSE: LEN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
  • McAfee (NYSE: MFE) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR.
  • Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC) downgraded to Neutral at Cowen & Co, and downgraded to Underperform at Rodman & Renshaw.
  • Sunpower (NASDAQ: SPWR) raised to Buy from Hold at Jefferies.
  • Target (NYSE: TGT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Banc of America.
  • Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) raised to Buy from Neutral at Banc of America.
  • CREDIT CARD DOWNGRADES: Merrill Lynch downgrades American Express (NYSE: AXP), Capital One (NYSE: COF), and Discover Financial (NYSE: DFS).  Capital One (NYSE: COF) also downgraded to Underweight at Morgan Stanley.

Jon C. Ogg
December 7, 2007

Jon Ogg can be reached at jonogg@247wallst.com; he does not own securities in the companies he covers.