Analyst calls: Apollo Group upgraded

Netflix initiated with an 'outperform,' and Cliffs Natural downgraded to 'market perform.'

By MSN Money Partner Mar 5, 2013 1:36PM
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Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include: 

Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) initiated with an Underperform at Northland Securities
Netflix (NFLX) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
Sarepta (SRPT) initiated with an Outperform at Leerink
Agilent (A) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse 

Tuesday's noteworthy downgrades include: 


Cliffs Natural (CLF) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
Standard Motor Products (SMP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T 
Outdoor Channel (OUTD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Noble Financial
Aurizon Mines (AZK) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter
Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Miller Tabak

Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include: 

Apollo Group (APOL) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank
EV Energy (EVEP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
Cree (CREE) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA
Hess Corp. (HES) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group
Stratasys (SSYS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham
Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor 
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