Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (BAC, BX, COP, CORR, FB, GM, HBI, KLAC, NYX, NWSA, WAG, YHOO, YUM)
Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) reiterated Hold at Argus.
The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) named as Value Stock of the Day at Zacks.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) reiterated Underperform at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust Inc. (NYSE: CORR) raised to Neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reiterated Buy and raised target to $33 from $25 at Needham.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) started as Buy with $35 price target at Goldman Sachs.
Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) named as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) named as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
NYSE Euronext Inc. (NYSE: NYX) cut to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWSA) reiterated Buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.
Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) reiterated Hold at Argus; positive valuation comments from Cantor Fitzgerald.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) reiterated Buy and raised target to $26 from $19 at Needham.
Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) reiterated Buy with $76 target at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.
24/7 Wall St. reiterates its Strong Sell rating on the Mayan Calendar.
Here are some other outside (and internal) outlook pieces for the end of 2012 and 2013:
Coal could be a top performer in 2013 after two really bad years.
S&P 500 Upside Targets for 2013, from everyone
JON C. OGG