Analyst calls: BlackBerry upgraded
AngloGold is downgraded to 'sell,' and Safeway is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- BlackBerry (BBRY) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Societe Generale
- International Paper (IP) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
- Ross Stores (ROST) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee
- EMC (EMC) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Pacific Crest
- Baker Hughes (BHI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale
- Celgene (CELG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
- Gilead (GILD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
- AngloGold (AU) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Societe Generale
- Banco Santander (SAN) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
- Randgold Resources (GOLD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale
- Republic Services (RSG) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman
- Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank
- Safeway (SWY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
- Smithfield Foods (SFD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Davenport
- American Express (AXP) initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer
- Angie's List (ANGI) initiated with a Hold at Wunderlich
- BE Aerospace (BEAV) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
- Boeing (BA) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
- Bunge (BG) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
- Discover (DFS) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer
- Discovery (DISCA) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
- DreamWorks (DWA) initiated with an Underperform at Sterne Agee
- Viacom (VIAB) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
- Annie's (BNNY) initiated with an In-Line at Imperial Capital
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