Analyst calls: Groupon downgraded

eBay is initiated with an 'outperform,' and BroadSoft is downgraded at 2 firms.

By MSN Money Partner Feb 28, 2013 1:07PM
fly logostock market comstockThursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Deutsche Bank (DB) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
  • Lamar Advertising (LAMR) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray
  • Joy Global (JOY) upgraded on coal production growth at CLSA
  • AB InBev (BUD) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Groupon (GRPN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo, and to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
  • Saks (SKS) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • UBS (UBS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
  • BroadSoft (BSFT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland Securities, and to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Riverbed (RVBD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee
  • Boston Beer (SAM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Williams Capital
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Apollo Investment (AINV) initiated with a Buy at UBS
  • Fusion-io (FIO) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho
  • Red Hat (RHT) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
  • Regeneron (REGN) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays.
  • eBay (EBAY) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
  • Vulcan Materials (VMC) coverage resumed with a Neutral at Goldman
  • VMWare (VMW) initiated with a Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
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