Stock Upgrades: Cinderella Story for Disney
Noteworthy economic data is also conspicuous by its absence this morning, although quarterly earnings announcements are expected out of Ambow Education (AMBO), Beazer Homes (BZH), Cubic Corp (CUB), D.R. Horton (DHI), Einstein Noah Restaurant Group (BAGL), Hologic (HOLX), Inergy Midstream (NRGM), Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC), National Bank of Greece (NBG), Spanish Broadcasting System (SBSA), Weatherford International (WFT), and Zoom Technologies (ZOOM).
Arch Coal (ACI): ACI is increased to Market Perform by BMO Capital.
Catamaran (CTRX): Morgan Stanley movers the stock to Overweight from Equal Weight.
Comerica (CMA): The name is now Neutral from Sell at Citigroup.
Dril-Quip (DRQ): Shares get a Buy-from-Neutral boost at Global Hunter.
Hibbett Sports (HIBB): HIBB is hoisted to Buy from Neutral at Needham, which cites strong business trends and the prospect of positive earnings surprises.
Intercontinental Hotels (IHG): BNP Paribas boosts the accommodation outfit to Outperform from Neutral.
KLA-Tencor (KLAC): Shares are upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at RBC Capital.
Merck (MRK): The Dow (^DJI) member is moved to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets.
Nelnet (NNI): NNI is now Outperform from Market Perform at Credit Suisse.
Ryman Hospitality (RHP): Goldman Sachs raises its recommendation on RHP to Buy from Neutral.
SL Green Realty (SLG): Bank of America-Merrill Lynch boosts the stock to Buy from Neutral.
Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM): TSM is added to the Conviction Buy list at Goldman.
Telephone & Data (TDS): Shares are taken to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.
US Cellular (USM): Citi moves the stock to Buy from Neutral.
TripAdvisor (TRIP): TRIP is taken to Overweight from Equal Weight with Morgan Stanley.
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) The Dow component, which fell sharply on Friday, is today taken to Buy from Hold at Citigroup.