Analyst calls: Groupon upgraded
Crocs is downgraded to 'underperform,' and Baxter is reinstated with a 'conviction buy.'
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Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Groupon (GRPN) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS, and to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James
- Lowe's (LOW) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan, and to Buy from Neutral at Cleveland Research
- Microsoft (MSFT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Evercore (Microsoft owns and publishes Top Stocks, an MSN Money site.)
- Panera Bread (PNRA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich
- Total (TOT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
- Tata Motors (TTM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
- AngloGold (AU) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at HSBC
- Carlyle Group (CG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
- Crocs (CROX) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Sterne Agee
- Fusion-io (FIO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark Co, and to Neutral from Buy at Monness Crespi
- Ralph Lauren (RL) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at ISI Group
- Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
- Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc
- Target (TGT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
- Tesla (TSLA) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
- Whole Foods (WFM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Northcoast
- Curtiss-Wright (CW) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
- Cablevision (CVC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
- Baxter (BAX) reinstated with a Conviction Buy at Goldman
- Vodafone (VOD) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James
- Plains All American (PAA) coverage assumed with an Outperform at Oppenheimer
- Coty (COTY) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
- Endo Health (ENDP) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
- MAKO Surgical (MAKO) initiated with a Hold at Needham
- Netflix (NFLX) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird
- Nike (NKE) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
- Stryker (SYK) initiated with a Hold at Needham
- Under Armour (UA) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
- Valeant (VRX) coverage resumed with an Overweight at JPMorgan
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