Top 10 Pre-Market Analyst Calls (AET, BIDU, F, JNS, IPG, LOW, HD, NEM, NOC, RSH, VM)

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These are ten of the top calls we see affecting shares this Friday morning in the early pre-market trading hours:

  • Aetna (NYSE: AET) raised to neutral at Credit Suisse.
  • Baidu.com (NASDAQ: BIDU) raised to Buy at Citigroup (up 4% after earnings).
  • Ford Motor (NYSE: F) cut to underperform at Bear Stearns; also cut to Neutral at JPMorgan; Ford shares indicated down 3%.
  • Janus Capital (NYSE: JNS) raised to market perform at FBR.
  • Interpublic (NYSE: IPG) started as Buy at UBS.
  • Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) & Home Depot (NYSE: HD) both started as Overweight at Lehman Brothers; both shares indicated about 1% higher.
  • Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) raised to Sector Perform at CIBC World Markets.
  • Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) raised to Overweight at JP Morgan.
  • RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) started as Underweight at Lehman Brothers.
  • Virgin Mobile USA (NYSE: VM) raised to Peer Perform at Bear Stearns.

Jon C. Ogg
April 25, 2008