Watchlist, Economic Calander, Gap Stocks, Upgrades/Downgrades

posted by:  elvis                                     date:  11/12/2010

gaps to watch
FNSR possible gap and go

Premarket gainers: FNSR +13%AIB +10%BSDM +5%ZSL+5%NVDA +4%RJET +4%IRE +4%.
Losers: WEN -7%CODI -6%PCBC -5%URRE -4%HL -4%GKK -4%.FUQI -4%GMCR -4%.

AdvancersFinisar Corp. (FNSR 20.44+2.51+13.10%) shares rose 12% in the premarket after the manufacturer of fiber-optic transmission gear boosted its earnings outlook for the second quarter ended Oct. 31, to top Wall Street’s expectations.Nvidia Corp. (NVDA 13.11+0.50+3.96%) shares advanced 5% after the manufacturer of chips used in computer-graphic cards reported third-quarter earnings late Thursday that topped estimates.

DeclinersDynavox Inc. (DVOX 4.78-1.04-17.87%)  shares sold off 18% after the company, which develops speech software for the people with learning disabilities, trimmed its 2011 earnings outlook below expectations.Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN 4.80-0.24-4.76%)  shares declined 6.7% after the fast-food restaurant operator said 2010 earnings would come in near the bottom of its prior outlook.

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AET, MO, BBBY, BA, CLWR, ETN, HUM, MPEL, NVDA, ZQK, RSG, HOT, UNH, WM, WSM)
Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) Started as Hold at Jefferies.
Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.
Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) Started as Neutral at Robert W. Baird.
Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) Cut to Market Perform at Bernstein.
Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR) Raised to Neutral at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
Eaton Corp. (NYSE: ETN) Raised to Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) Started At Hold By Jefferies
Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (NASDAQ: MPEL) Raised to Buy at Daiwa.
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) Cut to Equal-weight at Morgan Stanley.
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) Raised to Buy at Needham.
Quiksilver Inc. (NYSE: ZQK) Cut to Underperform at FBR.
Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) Started as Outperform at William Blair.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) Started as Neutral at Janney.
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (NYSE: UNH) Started as Hold at Jefferies.
Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) Started as Outperform at William Blair.
Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM) Started as Outperform at Robert W. Baird.

Friday's economic calendar:
8:35 Fed's Tarullo: Financial Regulatory Reform
9:55 University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment
10:30 ECRI Leading Index
4:30 PM Fed Balance Sheet
4:30 PM Money Supply
4:35 PM Fed's Bloom: Mortgage Servicing Issues

Notable earnings after Thursday's close: DISNVDASPWRA
Notable earnings before Friday's open: ADHIJCPWEN
Earnings previews for companies reporting before today's open:JCP

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