Analyst calls: Facebook upgraded

ArcelorMittal is downgraded to 'sector perform,' and HP is initiated with a 'hold.'

By MSN Money Partner Sep 20, 2013 12:00PM

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Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • CF Industries (CF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Facebook (FB) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen
  • MetLife (MET) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
  • Pier 1 Imports (PIR) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Urban Outfitters (URBN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord
Friday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Assurant (AIZ) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Clorox (CLX) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Level 3 (LVLT) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Prudential (PRU) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • ArcelorMittal (MT) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Cisco (CSCO) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
  • Corning (GLW) initiated with a Hold at Cantor
  • EMC (EMC) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
  • F5 Networks (FFIV) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
  • Gartner (IT) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • General Growth (GGP) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • HP (HPQ) initiated with a Hold at Cantor
  • IBM (IBM) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
  • JPMorgan (JPM) initiated with a Hold at Societe Generale
  • Juniper (JNPR) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
  • Moody's (MCO) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • Simon Property (SPG) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Thomson Reuters (TRI) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • VMware (VMW) initiated with a Hold at Cantor
  • Wells Fargo (WFC) initiated with a Hold at Societe Generale
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Sep 20, 2013 12:16PM
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The analysts are usually either a day late and a dollar short or pumping and dumping.  I love the JPM downgrade of Barrick yesterday to $19 after it broke $20 the day before and GS sell rating on Intel as it goes from $21 to almost $24. No wonder Wall Street completely missed the Fed tapering call.

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