Joy Global upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray Piper Jaffray upgraded Joy Global on expectations coal demand in China will see a revival. Piper said it has increased confidence that FY13 will mark a trough in orders after meeting with Joy and two other companies in China's coal industry. The firm raised its price target for shares to $84 from $63.
Joy Global downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill BofA/Merrill downgraded Joy Global to Neutral ahead of the March 5 report given challenging end markets. The firm expects consensus estimates to continue to move lower based on the weaker start to the year, deteriorating order trends, and FX headwinds. BofA/Merrill expects Joy to accelerate cost cutting but needs to do more capacity right-sizing and SG&A in order to sustain trough earnings. Price target cut to $47 from $55.
Joy Global says reducing cost curve is company's priority for customers Joy Global says focused on growing service business. Looking to accelerate savings on service business for 2015. Company focuses on life cycle management of equipment. Joy Global developing new products in service sector to allow customers to reduce costs. Sees opportunity in tough market to build service business. Seeing better visibility on rebuilds. Comments taken from Barclays Capital Industrial Select Conference.