Analysts' Actions: AKAM, HES, GD, MAR
Torchmark(TMK) was upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee. Business fundamentals appear to be improving. $56 price target.
Tempur-Pedic(TPX) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Hilliard Lyons. $70 price target. Stock appears oversold, following a 20% decline.
Travelers(TRV) was upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank. $62 price target. Earned rate improvement should exceed loss costs over the next few quarters.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
Amgen(AMGN) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of AMGN now seen reaching $71, UBS said. Estimates also increased fo0llowing quarterly results. Neutral rating.
Boeing(BA) estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares of BA now seen reaching $85, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, given an early ramp in business. Overweight rating.
Broadcom(BRCM) estimates estimates increased through 2013 at UBS. Positive effects from NETL, P&L integration, and wireless momentum. Buy rating.
Cheesecake Factory(CAKE) numbers boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of CAKE now seen reaching $32, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, given consistent comp sales growth. Neutral rating.
Cirus Logic(CRUS) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of CRUS now seen reaching $30, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on sharply higher revenue expected beginning in the second quarter. Outperform rating.
Citrix Systems(CTXS) target increased to $97, at Citigroup. Strong growth off of tough comps. Buy rating.
Citrix Systems(CTXS) target raised at Jefferies. Shares of CTXS now seen reaching $85, Jefferies said. Strong beat to start the year. Hold rating.
Citrix Systems(CTXS) numbers boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares of CTXS now seen reaching $72.50, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also upped, as the company is signing more large deals. Neutral rating.
Equinix(EQIX) estimates increased through 2013 at Citigroup. Stronger revenue growth prospects during 2012. Buy rating and $180 price target.
Equinix(EQIX) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of EQIX now seen reaching $175, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on solid results and guidance raise. Buy rating.
General Dynamics(GD) estimates were reduced through 2014 at Credit Suisse said. Company is facing a lower sales and margin outlook. Outperform rating and new $79 price target.