Analyst calls: Wendy's upgraded

AB InBev is downgraded to 'reduce,' and Nektar is initiated with an 'outperform.'

By MSN Money Partner Sep 12, 2013 11:15AM
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Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Allstate (ALL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • AngloGold (AU) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorga
  • Cash America (CSH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities
  • Encana (ECA) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • First Horizon (FHN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point
  • J.M. Smucker (SJM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast
  • Polycom (PLCM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
  • SunTrust (STI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point
  • Walgreens (WAG) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
  • Wendy's (WEN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
  • Zynga (ZNGA) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Evercore
Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Netflix (NFLX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • AB InBev (BUD) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura
  • Cliffs Natural (CLF) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital
  • Ericsson (ERIC) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • Halliburton (HAL) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
  • Symantec (SYMC) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Travelers (TRV) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • ASML (ASML) reinstated with a Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • American Water (AWK) initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg
  • Calumet Specialty Products (CLMT) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Expedia (EXPE) initiated with a Neutral at Janney Capital
  • Nektar (NKTR) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen
  • Northern Tier (NTI) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan
  • RockTenn (RKT) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • priceline.com (PCLN) initiated with a Neutral at Janney Capital
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