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•    Boeing (NYSE:BA) reported Q1 EPS of $0.78 today, above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.70 per share. Revenues for the quarter fell 2% year-over-year to $14.91 billion, lower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate for $15.487 billion

•    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) announced plans to buy SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS) following its acquisition of Qwest Communications a few weeks earlier. The deal to acquire SAVVIS is worth $2.5 billion in cash and stock

•    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) reported its plans to acquire Synthes Inc. in a deal worth $21.3 billion. The deal is aimed at further expanding the company's orthopedic-device business

•    Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) reported Q4 EPS of $0.59, above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.52 per share. Revenues for the quarter rose 11% year-over-year to $587.9 million, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $581.0 million

•    Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) reported Q1 EPS of $0.50, ex-items, ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.32 per share. Revenues for the quarter rose 18% year-over-year to $490.9 million, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $475.0 million

•    Citigroup (NYSE:C) downgraded Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) to “Hold” from “Buy” rating with a target price of  $36.00 on the stock, down from $55.00

•    Analysts at RBC Capital downgraded Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS) from “Sector perform” to  “Underperform” rating with a target price of $13.00, down from $14.00

•    FBR Capital downgraded shares of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBI) to “Market perform” rating  from “Outperform” rating with a target price  of $13.00 on the stock

•    Jefferies downgraded Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) to “Hold” rating from “Buy” rating with a target price of  $8.00 on the stock, down from $12.00

•    Analysts at Wedbush downgraded SMART Modular Technologies (NASDAQ: SMOD) to “Neutral” from  “Outperform” rating  with a target price of  $9.25 on the stock, down from $11.00

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