Analyst calls: Apple upgraded

Lennar is downgraded to 'neutral,' and VMware is upgraded to 'outperform.'

By MSN Money Partner Jul 24, 2013 11:42AM
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Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Embraer (ERJ) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
  • Lockheed Martin (LMT) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
  • MGIC Investment (MTG) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
  • TD Ameritrade (AMTD) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
  • VMware (VMW) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
  • Wendy's (WEN) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
  • Forest Labs (FRX) upgraded to Neutral from Negative at Susquehanna
  • Apple (AAPL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
  • Juniper (JNPR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
  • RF Micro Devices (RFMD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum
  • D.R. Horton (DHI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point
Wednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Broadcom (BRCM) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Crane (CR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • D.R. Horton (DHI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point
  • DuPont (DD) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Lennar (LEN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point
  • Norfolk Southern (NSC) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
  • Northern Tier (NTI) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.
  • Polycom (PLCM) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital, and to Underweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • Portland General Electric (POR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • PulteGroup (PHM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point
  • STMicroelectronics (STM) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • ValueClick (VCLK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Starwood Hotels (HOT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Air Products (APD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Monness Crespi
  • Alpha Natural (ANR) downgraded to Hold from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering
  • Arch Coal (ACI) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Tudor Pickering
  • Peabody Energy (BTU) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Tudor Pickering
  • Sarepta (SRPT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
  • SourceFire (FIRE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham
  • DISH (DISH) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Costco (COST) initiated with a Buy at Williams Capital
  • UPS (UPS) coverage assumed with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
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