Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AAPL, SCHW, ETN, ETFC, FFIV, HBAN, LNKD, MJN, PIR, GOLD, SBAC, AMTD, TYC, DIS, BAC, C, JPM)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) Cut to Neutral at BTIG.
The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) Started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN) named the value stock of the day at Zacks.
E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) Started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) Cut to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN) Reiterated Neutral at Zacks.
LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) Started as Hold at Needham.
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN) Reiterated Outperform with $82 target at Credit Suisse.
Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE: PIR) Maintained Hold but raised estimates at Argus.
Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) Raised to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
SBA Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SBAC) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: AMTD) Started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) Raised to Buy at Argus.
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) Cut to Neutral at Citigroup.
Credit Suisse has previewed top banks and noted on Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM): “We look BAC, C and JPM to benefit from improved trading in 1Q.” The firm talked up loan growth and demand and sees attractive valuations with improved profitability and greater capital deployment.
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