Analyst calls: Abercrombie & Fitch downgraded

Marathon Oil is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Tesla is initiated with a 'hold.'

By MSN Money Partner Aug 22, 2013 11:03AM

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Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include: 
  • Canadian Pacific (CP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Marathon Oil (MRO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
  • Microsoft (MSFT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura (Microsoft owns and publishes Top Stocks, an MSN Money site.)
  • Precision Castparts (PCP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Brown Shoe (BWS) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna

Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Target (TGT) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at William Blair
  • Vanguard Health (VHS) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Regeneron (REGN) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer
  • Tesla (TSLA) initiated with a Hold at Stifel
  • Vertex (VRTX) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer
  • Zynga (ZNGA) initiated with a Hold at Benchmark Co
  • Hillenbrand (HI) coverage assumed with a Buy at Davenport
  • DryShips (DRYS) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital
  • InvenSense (INVN) initiated with a Buy at Needham
  • Sempra Energy (SRE) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc
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