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New Stock Coverage: Kiss Estee Lauder as if It Were the Last Time
Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.
Justin Sharon    

"Nationality?" -- "Russian."
"Occupation?" -- "No, no, just visiting."
 
Nothing like a bit of Soviet-style humor and, in a market like Monday's, ya gotta laugh. But not all the way to the bank, for your winnings wouldn't have stretched that far after stocks endured their steepest slide in a month amid more angst by the Black Sea. So is this the long-awaited correction? Let's not be too hasty, as they often take time -- 161 years in the case of the New York Times (NYSE:NYT) -- and equities appear poised to rebound strongly this morning. Yesterday, however, the Red Army turned the Dow (INDEXDJX:.DJI) a deep shade of crimson. The mere threat of a retaliatory visa ban by Secretary of State John Kerry sent Visa (NYSE:V) -- although not those humorous border patrol agents alluded to above -- scurrying for cover. Its stock slumped 1.99% to lead blue chips lower; is Sochi really "everywhere you want to be?" Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) got a broker boost as bullion, fresh from February's 10% surge, added on another 2%. Surely, however, the sign of a top in the precious metal promptly arrived in the form of a Vegas pawnbroker being asked to pontificate on its prospects by CNBC. Far better to stick with Old Gold owner Lorillard (NYSE:LO) instead, after the cigarette stock topped the entire S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) with its 9.27% advance to a historic high. For those who prefer to smoke something slightly stronger, Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) -- which has a pre-clinical cannabis compound -- jumped 12.71%. "Alright, alright, alright," in the words of a Dazed and Confused actor newly honored by Oscar.
 
There aren't any economic reports of note released today, but earnings announcements are expected out of AutoZone (NYSE:AZO), Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS), and Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC).
 
Argos Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ARGS): More good news for the stock, which surged some 7.84% on Monday even amid an overall market bloodbath. This morning it is begun at Outperform by JMP Securities, whose price objective is $17.
 
Avon Products (NYSE:AVP): UBS starts Sell-rated research with a $14 target price.
 
Constant Contact (NASDAQ:CTCT): Roth Capital resumes Buy-rated research on the company.
 
Consumer Products: UBS starts Sells on Clorox (NYSE:CLX) ($80 objective) and Energizer (NYSE:ENR) ($92.) It has new Neutrals on dual Dow components Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) ($40) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) ($81.) Buys are begun on Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) ($77), Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) ($70), and Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) ($85.)
 
DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA): Topeka has a Hold on the recently troubled movie-maker.
 
Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL): (Fedora hat tip to Casablanca for today's title.) UBS covers the cosmetics company at a bullish Buy. Its price target is $81.
 
GT Advanced Technologies (NASDAQ:GTAT): Goldman Sachs starts the equity at a Buy with a target of $20.
 
Infinity Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:INFI): Shares are assigned an Underperform with Wedbush.
 
Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADR): Keefe Bruyette launches LADR at Outperform.
 
Santander Consumer USA (NYSE:SC): Credit Suisse covers the company at Outperform but RBC Capital rates it only a Sector Perform.
 
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO): The stock gets begun with a Buy at Topeka.

See also:

Stock Upgrades: Hilton Will Always Have Paris (MVPRO article)

Stock Downgrades: Cliffs Natural Resources Not Worth Hill of Beans (MVPRO article)
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No positions in stocks mentioned.
The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.

Copyright 2011 Minyanville Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
New Stock Coverage: Kiss Estee Lauder as if It Were the Last Time
Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.
Justin Sharon    

"Nationality?" -- "Russian."
"Occupation?" -- "No, no, just visiting."
 
Nothing like a bit of Soviet-style humor and, in a market like Monday's, ya gotta laugh. But not all the way to the bank, for your winnings wouldn't have stretched that far after stocks endured their steepest slide in a month amid more angst by the Black Sea. So is this the long-awaited correction? Let's not be too hasty, as they often take time -- 161 years in the case of the New York Times (NYSE:NYT) -- and equities appear poised to rebound strongly this morning. Yesterday, however, the Red Army turned the Dow (INDEXDJX:.DJI) a deep shade of crimson. The mere threat of a retaliatory visa ban by Secretary of State John Kerry sent Visa (NYSE:V) -- although not those humorous border patrol agents alluded to above -- scurrying for cover. Its stock slumped 1.99% to lead blue chips lower; is Sochi really "everywhere you want to be?" Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) got a broker boost as bullion, fresh from February's 10% surge, added on another 2%. Surely, however, the sign of a top in the precious metal promptly arrived in the form of a Vegas pawnbroker being asked to pontificate on its prospects by CNBC. Far better to stick with Old Gold owner Lorillard (NYSE:LO) instead, after the cigarette stock topped the entire S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) with its 9.27% advance to a historic high. For those who prefer to smoke something slightly stronger, Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) -- which has a pre-clinical cannabis compound -- jumped 12.71%. "Alright, alright, alright," in the words of a Dazed and Confused actor newly honored by Oscar.
 
There aren't any economic reports of note released today, but earnings announcements are expected out of AutoZone (NYSE:AZO), Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS), and Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC).
 
Argos Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ARGS): More good news for the stock, which surged some 7.84% on Monday even amid an overall market bloodbath. This morning it is begun at Outperform by JMP Securities, whose price objective is $17.
 
Avon Products (NYSE:AVP): UBS starts Sell-rated research with a $14 target price.
 
Constant Contact (NASDAQ:CTCT): Roth Capital resumes Buy-rated research on the company.
 
Consumer Products: UBS starts Sells on Clorox (NYSE:CLX) ($80 objective) and Energizer (NYSE:ENR) ($92.) It has new Neutrals on dual Dow components Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) ($40) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) ($81.) Buys are begun on Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) ($77), Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) ($70), and Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) ($85.)
 
DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA): Topeka has a Hold on the recently troubled movie-maker.
 
Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL): (Fedora hat tip to Casablanca for today's title.) UBS covers the cosmetics company at a bullish Buy. Its price target is $81.
 
GT Advanced Technologies (NASDAQ:GTAT): Goldman Sachs starts the equity at a Buy with a target of $20.
 
Infinity Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:INFI): Shares are assigned an Underperform with Wedbush.
 
Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADR): Keefe Bruyette launches LADR at Outperform.
 
Santander Consumer USA (NYSE:SC): Credit Suisse covers the company at Outperform but RBC Capital rates it only a Sector Perform.
 
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO): The stock gets begun with a Buy at Topeka.

See also:

Stock Upgrades: Hilton Will Always Have Paris (MVPRO article)

Stock Downgrades: Cliffs Natural Resources Not Worth Hill of Beans (MVPRO article)
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Next >
No positions in stocks mentioned.
The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.

Copyright 2011 Minyanville Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
New Stock Coverage: Kiss Estee Lauder as if It Were the Last Time
Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.
Justin Sharon    

"Nationality?" -- "Russian."
"Occupation?" -- "No, no, just visiting."
 
Nothing like a bit of Soviet-style humor and, in a market like Monday's, ya gotta laugh. But not all the way to the bank, for your winnings wouldn't have stretched that far after stocks endured their steepest slide in a month amid more angst by the Black Sea. So is this the long-awaited correction? Let's not be too hasty, as they often take time -- 161 years in the case of the New York Times (NYSE:NYT) -- and equities appear poised to rebound strongly this morning. Yesterday, however, the Red Army turned the Dow (INDEXDJX:.DJI) a deep shade of crimson. The mere threat of a retaliatory visa ban by Secretary of State John Kerry sent Visa (NYSE:V) -- although not those humorous border patrol agents alluded to above -- scurrying for cover. Its stock slumped 1.99% to lead blue chips lower; is Sochi really "everywhere you want to be?" Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) got a broker boost as bullion, fresh from February's 10% surge, added on another 2%. Surely, however, the sign of a top in the precious metal promptly arrived in the form of a Vegas pawnbroker being asked to pontificate on its prospects by CNBC. Far better to stick with Old Gold owner Lorillard (NYSE:LO) instead, after the cigarette stock topped the entire S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) with its 9.27% advance to a historic high. For those who prefer to smoke something slightly stronger, Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) -- which has a pre-clinical cannabis compound -- jumped 12.71%. "Alright, alright, alright," in the words of a Dazed and Confused actor newly honored by Oscar.
 
There aren't any economic reports of note released today, but earnings announcements are expected out of AutoZone (NYSE:AZO), Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS), and Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC).
 
Argos Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ARGS): More good news for the stock, which surged some 7.84% on Monday even amid an overall market bloodbath. This morning it is begun at Outperform by JMP Securities, whose price objective is $17.
 
Avon Products (NYSE:AVP): UBS starts Sell-rated research with a $14 target price.
 
Constant Contact (NASDAQ:CTCT): Roth Capital resumes Buy-rated research on the company.
 
Consumer Products: UBS starts Sells on Clorox (NYSE:CLX) ($80 objective) and Energizer (NYSE:ENR) ($92.) It has new Neutrals on dual Dow components Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) ($40) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) ($81.) Buys are begun on Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) ($77), Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) ($70), and Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) ($85.)
 
DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA): Topeka has a Hold on the recently troubled movie-maker.
 
Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL): (Fedora hat tip to Casablanca for today's title.) UBS covers the cosmetics company at a bullish Buy. Its price target is $81.
 
GT Advanced Technologies (NASDAQ:GTAT): Goldman Sachs starts the equity at a Buy with a target of $20.
 
Infinity Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:INFI): Shares are assigned an Underperform with Wedbush.
 
Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADR): Keefe Bruyette launches LADR at Outperform.
 
Santander Consumer USA (NYSE:SC): Credit Suisse covers the company at Outperform but RBC Capital rates it only a Sector Perform.
 
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO): The stock gets begun with a Buy at Topeka.

See also:

Stock Upgrades: Hilton Will Always Have Paris (MVPRO article)

Stock Downgrades: Cliffs Natural Resources Not Worth Hill of Beans (MVPRO article)
< Previous
  • 1
Next >
No positions in stocks mentioned.
The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.

Copyright 2011 Minyanville Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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