Watchlist, Economic Calander, Gap Stocks, Upgrades/Downgrades

posted by:  elvis                                     date:  12/2/2010


Advancers  Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF 54.25+3.81+7.55%)  shares climbed 6.6% after the retailer reported a far bigger-than-anticipated jump in November same-store sales.  Collective Brands Inc.(PSS 20.20+2.61+14.84%)  shares rallied 17% after the operator of Payless ShoeSource outlets reported third-quarter results that topped analysts’ forecasts.  Finisar Corp.(FNSR 20.87+1.10+5.56%)  shares advanced 6.2% after the transmission-gear maker said it expects third-quarter earnings to exceed estimates.  Regal Cinemas Corp.(RGC 14.65+0.89+6.47%)  shares gained 8.1% after the theater operator announced a special cash dividend for the end of the year and hiked its planned first-quarter dividend.  Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods (WBD 31.93+7.43+30.33%)  U.S.-listed shares rose 27% after PepsiCo Inc. (PEP 65.70+0.07+0.11%)  said it would acquire a 66% stake in the Russian company. Read about Pepsi’s deal.

Aeropostale Inc.(ARO 24.25-2.55-9.52%) shares tumbled 9% after the clothing retailer projected fourth-quarter profit below Wall Street expectations.  Sequenom Inc. (SQNM 6.25-0.56-8.22%)  shares declined 6.8% after the biotechnology company announced the sale of an unspecified amount of shares

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (APWR, ATHN, STD, BLK, BMRN, BUCY, FCS, LEAP, LM, MOT, NETL, RIMM, SWX, SBUX)
A-Power Energy Generation Systems (NASDAQ: APWR) Cut to Perform at Oppenheimer.
Athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) Cut to Market Perform at FBR.
Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: STD) Cut to Hold at RBS.
Blackrock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) Cut to Neutral at UBS.
Bucyrus International (NASDAQ: BUCY) Cut To Neutral From Buy By Goldman Sachs
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (NYSE: FCS) Started as Overweight at JPMorgan.
Leap Wireless International (NASDAQ: LEAP) Cut to Underweight at Piper Jaffray
Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) Started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Cut to Reduce at Nomura.
NetLogic Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ: NETL) Started as Buy at Gleacher.
Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) Started as Neutral at Nomura.
Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) Cut to Hold at Argus.
Stabucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) Maintained Neutral but raised target to $35 at BofA/ML.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) Raised to Buy at Auriga.
Trina Solar Ltd. (NYSE: TSL) Cut to Sell at Axiom

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