Analyst calls: BlackBerry upgraded

Yum Brands is downgraded to 'neutral,' and ConocoPhillips is upgraded to 'strong buy.'

By MSN Money Partner Aug 13, 2013 11:07AM
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Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include: 

  • Marvell (MRVL) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Public Storage (PSA) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS
  • Rockwell Collins (COL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee
  • Xerox (XRX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • BlackBerry (BBRY) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Capital
  • ConocoPhillips (COP) upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at ISI Group
  • American Tower (AMT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group
  • Amarin (AMRN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at H.C. Wainwright
Tuesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Microsoft (MSFT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel (Microsoft owns and publishes Top Stocks, an MSN Money site.)
  • Athenahealth (ATHN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen
  • Diamond Offshore (DO) downgraded to Neutral from Add at Capital One
  • Macy's (M) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Maxim
  • Yum Brands (YUM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham
  • Nordstrom (JWN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Maxim
Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Blackstone (BX) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
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