Analyst calls: Apple downgraded

Nokia is upgraded to 'buy,' and Take-Two is downgraded to 'sector perform.'

By MSN Money Partner Sep 11, 2013 11:12AM
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Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Banco Santander (SAN) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
  • ConAgra (CAG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Covidien (COV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • DiamondRock (DRH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital
  • Ingersoll-Rand (IR) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Marriott (MAR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
  • Melco Crown (MPEL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Morgan Stanley (MS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
  • Nokia (NOK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill and to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • RF Micro Devices (RFMD) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James
  • Revlon (REV) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
  • Skyworks (SWKS) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James
  • Xcel Energy (XEL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Wednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Apple (AAPL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill, to Neutral from Buy at UBS, and to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Apache (APA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • BlackRock (BLK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Consolidated Edison (ED) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • HSBC (HBC) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Hologic (HOLX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
  • Lionsgate (LGF) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowe
  • Procter & Gamble (PG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust
  • Rockwell Automation (ROK) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Take-Two (TTWO) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Pacific Crest
  • United Online (UNTD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • 21st Century Fox (FOXA) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group
  • AMC Networks (AMCX) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital
  • Amazon.com (AMZN) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush
  • Apollo Global (APO) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Bob Evans (BOBE) initiated with a Neutral at Janney Capital
  • CBS (CBS) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
  • CSC (CSC) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna
  • Denny's (DENN) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital
  • Discovery (DISCA) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group
  • Disney (DIS) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group
  • Finisar (FNSR) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
  • JDSU (JDSU) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
  • Madison Square Garden (MSG) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
  • Nationstar (NSM) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Southern Copper (SCCO) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital
  • Time Warner (TWX) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
  • Viacom (VIAB) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
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