Analyst calls: Intuitive Surgical downgraded

Hewlett-Packard is upgraded to 'buy,' and IBM is downgraded to 'neutral.'

By MSN Money Partner Jul 9, 2013 10:58AM
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Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Capital
  • Siemens (SI) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Tuesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Acuity Brands (AYI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord

  • DuPont (DD) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
  • Helmerich & Payne (HP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • IBM (IBM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman, and to Market Perform at JMP Securities
  • Ryder (R) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T
  • Zions Bancorp (ZION) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Estee Lauder (EL) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA
  • Canadian National (CNI) downgraded to Sector Performer at CIBC
  • SunTrust (STI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
  • Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded at Susquehanna
  • Quest Diagnostics (DGX) downgraded at Morgan Stanley
  • Barrick Gold (ABX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Atlas Resource Partners (ARP) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Seagate (STX) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • Vantiv (VNTV) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital
  • Western Digital (WDC) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray
  • Calumet Specialty Products (CLMT) initiated with an In-Line at Imperial Capital
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