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About the Author: Jayson Derrick has over 7 years experience in the world of high frequency trading having assumed several positions within the industry. The first as a trader where he traded millions of shares daily, a risk manager overseeing more than $75 million in trader funds, and currently... More
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  • Notes From The Trading Desk: What To Look Out For - February 20, 2013 0 comments
    Feb 20, 2013 8:45 AM | about stocks: AAPL, AFL, AMX, ARII, BA, BBY, BCS, BNS, BP, CF, CM, DK, ESRX, GDI, HAL, HFC, HLF, HOT, KKR, KORS, LLL, LPL, LVS, NFLX, NTSP, NVDA, OMX, PNM, RY, LDOS, SEE, SIRO, THLD, TRN, TSS, VC, WIN, YHOO

    By: Jayson Derrick

    Company Upgrades

    Company

    Upgraded To

    Aflac (NYSE:AFL)

    Outperform by Raymond James

    Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)

    Overweight by Barclays

    Halliburton (NYSE:HAL)

    Overweight by JPMorgan

    LG Display (NYSE:LPL)

    Buy buy Samsung Securities

    PNM Resources (NYSE:PNM)

    Outperform by Robert Baird

    Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY)

    Equalweight by Barclays

    Threshold Pharma (NASDAQ:THLD)

    Overweight by Piper Jaffray

    Visteion (NYSE:VC)

    Overweight by JPMorgan

    Company Downgrades

    Company

    Downgraded To

    Americal Railcar Industries (NASDAQ:ARII)

    Outperform by Raymond James

    America Movil (NYSE:AMX)

    Neutral by UBS

    Barclays (NYSE:BCS)

    Neutral by Goldman Sachs

    CIBC (NYSE:CM)

    Underweight by Barclays

    Delek (NYSE:DK)

    Market perform by Wells Fargo

    Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX)

    Neutral by Macquarie

    HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC)

    Market Perform by Wells Fargo

    L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL)

    Underperform by RBC Capital

    NetSpend (NASDAQ:NTSP)

    Neutral by Credit Suisse and Market perform by Wells Farco

    Officemax (NYSE:OMX)

    Hold by BB&T Capital

    SAIC Inc (SAI)

    Underperform by RBC Capital

    Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE)

    Neutral by JPMorgan and market perform by Wells Fargo

    Starwood Hotels (NYSE:HOT)

    Hold by Jeffries

    Sirona Dental (NASDAQ:SIRO)

    Neutral by Robert Bair

    Total System Services (NYSE:TSS)

    Hold by Jeffries

    Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN)

    Outperform by Raymond James

    Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN)

    Sell by UBS

    Potential Stock Moving News

    • Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) more rumors involving $199 iPhone aimed at Indian and Chinese markets.
    • BP (NYSE:BP) wins U.S. OK to cut potential spill fine by $3.4 billion
    • NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) introduced its first fully integrated 4G LTE mobile processor, the NVIDIA Tegra 4i
    • Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) - may invest in South Korea local casinos.
    • KKR (NYSE:KKR) reported to be last company bidding for Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI)
    • Boeing (NYSE:BA) devises fix for Dreamliner batteries.
    • Schulze acquiring Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) still a possibility.
    • Total System Services to buy NetSpend for $16/share.
    • Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) to be sued for allegedly misleading investors about growth.
    • Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) 4Q EPS beats; raises 2013 EPS view.
    • CF Industries (NYSE:CF) 4Q adj. EPS beats est., rev. misses
    • Microsoft's Greg Nelson is leaving his role as GM of strategic alliances, which include search partnership with Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO)
    • Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS) holders to sell 25m ordinary shares .

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

    Additional disclosure: As a day trader I am likely to initiate short term trades on both the long and short side for any of the securities listed in this report.

    Stocks: AAPL, AFL, AMX, ARII, BA, BBY, BCS, BNS, BP, CF, CM, DK, ESRX, GDI, HAL, HFC, HLF, HOT, KKR, KORS, LLL, LPL, LVS, NFLX, NTSP, NVDA, OMX, PNM, RY, LDOS, SEE, SIRO, THLD, TRN, TSS, VC, WIN, YHOO
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