Watchlist, Economic Calander, Gap Stocks, Upgrades/Downgrades

posted by:  elvis                                     date:  11-23-2010
Astrotech (ASTC 1.31, +0.30, +29.70%) shares jumped 30% before the bell. The Austin, Texas-based provider of commercial-aerospace services said it won a contract to provide services for a NASA project. Brown Shoe (BWS 13.40, +1.21, +9.93%) shares rose 9.9% in the premarket. The St. Louis footwear company reported fiscal third-quarter net income of 42 cents a share, compared with 38 cents a share in the year-earlier period. Adjusted earnings in the latest quarter were 45 cents a share versus 42 cents. The company said it expects 2010 adjusted profit of $1 to $1.05 a share. J. Crew (JCG 44.00, +6.35, +16.87%)  shares leaped 20% in the premarket. The retailer is close to a takeover by private-equity firms TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners at $43.50 a share, The Wall Street Journal reported. J. Crew shares closed at $37.65 Monday.
Jack in the Box (JACK 21.21, -1.36, -6.03%) shares fell 6% before the bell. The San Diego fast-food chain reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of 7 cents a share, down from 70 cents a share in the year-earlier period. The latest quarter’s results include a charge of 33 cents a share for store closings. La-Z-Boy Inc. (LZB 8.12, +0.10, +1.25%) shares slipped 6.4% in the premarket. The Monroe, Mich., furniture producer said its fiscal second-quarter net income declined to 7 cents a share from 11 cents a share. The year-ago figure included a charge of 1 cent a share. Sales fell 2.6% to $293 million.
MedAssets MDAS Robert W. Baird Neutral » Outperform $21 » $25
Health Net HNT Stifel Nicolaus Buy » Hold
Jack Henry JKHY Robert W. Baird Outperform » Neutral $30
Coverage Initiated
Hawaiian Holdings HA Stifel Nicolaus Buy $10.50
Old Dominion ODFL KeyBanc Capital Mkts Buy $34
Campus Crest Communities CCG RBC Capital Mkts Outperform $14
DaVita DVA Robert W. Baird Neutral $79
Goldcorp GG HSBC Securities Neutral $50
Barrick Gold ABX HSBC Securities Overweight $64
Newmont Mining NEM HSBC Securities Overweight $77
Coverage Reit/Price Tgt Changed
Focus Media FMCN Auriga U.S.A Buy $29 » $30
Exxon Mobil XOM Argus Buy $76 » $85
Medco Health Solutions MHS Argus Buy $60 » $69
Chipotle Mexican Grill CMG Argus Buy $238 » $270
Nuance Communications NUAN Northland Securities Outperform $20 » $22
Regeneron Pharms REGN RBC Capital Mkts Sector Perform $25 » $30
Northrop Grumman NOC RBC Capital Mkts Underperform $63 » $66
Hewlett-Packard HPQ RBC Capital Mkts Outperform $55 » $56
Pacific Sunwear PSUN Oppenheimer Outperform $4.75 » $7.50
Analog Devices ADI Auriga U.S.A Sell $24 » $30
Ixia XXIA Wunderlich Buy $15.50 » $19
TFS Financial TFSL FBR Capital Outperform $13 » $9.50
Yingli Green Energy YGE HSBC Securities Underweight $9.70 » $8.10
Suntech Power STP HSBC Securities Neutral $9.60 » $8.50
Notable earnings before Tuesday's open: CPBMDT
Notable earnings after Monday's close: ADIBRCDFMCNHPQ,NUAN
Notable earnings after Tuesday's close: GESJCGTIVO
Tuesday's economic calendar:

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