Analyst calls: Yelp upgraded

JCPenney is both upgraded and downgraded, and Starbucks is upgraded to 'buy.'

By MSN Money Partner Aug 1, 2013 12:22PM
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Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include: 
  • Air Products (APD) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
  • American Tower (AMT) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James
  • Comcast (CMCSA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
  • Regal-Beloit (RBC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow
  • Ryland Group (RYL) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James
  • Starbucks (SBUX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Williams Capital
  • Yelp (YELP) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan and to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland Securities
  • AB InBev (BUD) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA
  • Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee
  • J.C. Penney (JCP) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
  • Ctrip.com (CTRP) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
  • Baker Hughes (BHI) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Argus
  • Concur (CNQR) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital
  • Health Management (HMA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust
  • Humana (HUM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • J.C. Penney (JCP) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Papa John's (PZZA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc
  • R.R. Donnelley (RRD) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
  • Regal-Beloit (RBC) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Barclays (BCS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
  • Life Technologies (LIFE) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
  • Hanesbrands (HBI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Capital
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Ann Inc. (ANN) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital
  • Ascena Retail (ASNA) initiated with an Underperform at FBR Capital
  • Coty (COTY) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Express (EXPR) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital
  • Francesca's (FRAN) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital
  • Gap (GPS) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital
  • Hanesbrands (HBI) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital
  • L Brands (LTD) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital
  • Mead Johnson (MJN) initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer
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