Analyst calls: Amazon.com downgraded

EBay is upgraded to 'overweight,' and homebuilders are initiated at Sterne Agee.

By MSN Money Partner Mar 14, 2013 12:42PM
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Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Johnson Controls (JCI) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA
  • VMware (VMW) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • ArcelorMittal (MT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Eaton (ETN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham
  • Apple (AAPL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG
  • Avon Products (AVP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • EBay (EBAY) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Evercore
  • Coca-Cola (KO) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA
Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Amazon.com (AMZN) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • E-Trade (ETFC) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
  • Eaton (ETN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
  • Hot Topic (HOTT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
  • Gildan Activewear (GIL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Beazer Homes (BZH) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
  • D.R. Horton (DHI) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
  • KB Home (KBH) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee
  • Lennar (LEN) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee
  • Meritage Homes (MTH) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
  • PulteGroup (PHM) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
  • Ryland Group (RYL) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
  • Toll Brothers (TOL) initiated with an Underperform at Sterne Agee
  • Thoratec (THOR) initiated with a Market Perform at William Blair
  • Wells Fargo (WFC) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital
  • SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
  • J.C. Penney (JCP) initiated with a Buy at BTIG
  • Urban Outfitters (URBN) initiated with a Buy at Ascendiant Capital
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