Analyst calls: KB Home upgraded

Family Dollar is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and FedEx is initiated with a 'buy.'

By MSN Money Partner Jul 11, 2013 11:18AM
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Today's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • AMD (AMD) upgraded two notches at BofA/Merrill, and to Buy from Hold at Canaccord
  • Analog Devices (ADI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • Diamond Offshore (DO) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital
  • Finisar (FNSR) upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at Needham
  • Hess Corp. (HES) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • KB Home (KBH) upgraded to Buy from Fair Value at CRT Capital
  • Sprint (S) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Viacom (VIAB) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein
Today's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Cliffs Natural (CLF) downgraded to Sector Underperformer  at CIBC
  • Family Dollar (FDO) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
  • New York Times (NYT) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
  • Sprint (S) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Transocean (RIG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
  • Wynn Resorts (WYNN) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • PNC Financial (PNC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
  • Union Pacific (UNP) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
  • Health Management (HMA) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • DeVry (DV) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
Today's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Amazon.com (AMZN) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna
  • BlackRock (BLK) initiated with an Overweight at Evercore
  • Concur (CNQR) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Cummins (CMI) initiated with a Buy at BB&T
  • Expedia (EXPE) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna
  • Facebook (FB) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna
  • Google (GOOG) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna
  • Liberty Global (LBTYA) reinstated with a Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • LinkedIn (LNKD) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna
  • Orbitz (OWW) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna
  • Pandora (P) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna
  • T. Rowe Price (TROW) initiated with an Overweight at Evercore
  • TripAdvisor (TRIP) initiated with a Negative at Susquehanna
  • Yahoo (YHOO) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna
  • EBay (EBAY) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna
  • Lululemon (LULU) coverage resumed with a Hold at Jefferies
  • priceline.com (PCLN) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna
  • U.S. Bancorp (USB) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
  • C.H. Robinson (CHRW) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham
  • J.B. Hunt (JBHT) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham
  • Ryder (R) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham
  • FedEx (FDX) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham
  • UPS (UPS) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham
  • Canadian Pacific (CP) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham
  • Norfolk Southern (NSC) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham
  • CSX (CSX) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham
  • Union Pacific (UNP) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham
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