Analysts' Actions: ANF MOS COG FCFS WLT

TheStreet Staff
November 15, 2012


NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Abercrombie & Fitch ANF upgraded at Sterne Agee from Neutral to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $54 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company appears to be at an inflection point.
Abercrombie & Fitch upgraded at Credit Suisse from Underperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $46 price target. Company is executing well in a choppy environment.
Astoria Financial AF downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Big 5 Sporting Goods BGFV upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Cabot Oil & Gas COG downgraded at SocGen from Buy to Hold, Societe Generale said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 55% since late April. $53 price target.
First Cash Financial FCFS upgraded at Sterne Agee from Neutral to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $50 price target. Estimates also boosted, given expected growth in the pawn business.
Walter Energy WLT downgraded at BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $31 price target. Expect lower met coal prices.
Westport WPRT rated new Buy at Deutsche. WPRT was initiated with a Buy rating, Deutsche Bank said. $38 price target. Natural gas vehicles should reach an inflection point in 2013.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Abercrombie & Fitch ANF numbers raised at UBS. Shares of ANF now seen reaching $42, UBS said. Estimates also increased on marked improvement in inventory. Neutral rating.
Delphi Automotive DLPH rated new Neutral at UBS. $35 price target. Robust portfolio, but lacks catalysts.
Eaton Vance EV numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of EV now seen reaching $28, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on flow momentum into year end. Hold rating.
Mosaic MOS numbers cut at UBS NOV 15, 2012 | 8:06 AM EST Shares of MOS now seen reaching $65, UBS said. Estimates also trimmed as international demand slows. Buy rating.
PetSmart PETM estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares of PETM now seen reaching $79, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, as the company has a lot of operating momentum. Overweight rating.
Tronox TROX numbers cut at UBS. Shares of TROX now seen reaching $24, UBS said. Estimates also lowered as addition headwinds gather in 3Q. Buy rating.
Texas Instruments TXN numbers raised at UBS. Shares of TXN now seen reaching $30, UBS said. Estimates also increased on OMAP restructuring. Neutral rating.
Texas Instruments numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of TXN now seen reaching $35, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on lower cost structure. Buy rating.
Vivus VVUS estimates, target reduced at Lazard. Shares of VVUS now seen reaching $27, according to Lazard. Estimates also cut, given a sluggish expected launch for Qysmia. Buy rating.
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