This morning, Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE:CBI) from Neutral to Buy as the liquified natural gas project in Australia could boost earnings in the near future and lead to new contracts for the company. Australia is poised to to double its liquified natural gas capacity over the next few years, and CBI's presence in the region should benefit shareholders. With the upgrade, the firm raised its price target to $25 per share.
In morning trading, shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron were showing strong gains, up almost six percent.
JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) received praise from the analyst community following the company's strong earnings yesterday. Fox-Pitt upgraded shares to Outperform, while Goldman Sachs raised EPS estimates through 2011. Goldman Sachs has a price target of $54 per share, while Fox-Pitt maintains its price target of $55 per share.
Despite the upgrades, shares of JP Morgan were trading slightly lower as results from Citigroup and Goldman were pulling down the financial sector.
And Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) saw its shares upgraded by Credit Suisse from Underperform to Outperform. The firm sees long-term growth prospects and significant upside to the engine aftermarket unit. Analysts at Credit Suisse raised 2010 EPS estimates to $1.60 and increased the price target from $28 per share up to $41.
Investors responded to the upgrade by sending shares higher in morning trading, up about four and a half percent.
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