Analyst calls: Sprint upgraded to 'overweight'
Hewlett-Packard is downgraded to 'hold,' and Facebook is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- BlackRock (BLK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
- Blackstone (BX) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
- Clorox (CLX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
- HollyFrontier (HFC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
- Lions Gate (LGF) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
- Nordstrom (JWN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
- Sprint (S) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
- Tesoro (TSO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
- Zynga (ZNGA) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee
- TiVo (TIVO) upgraded to Buy from Above Average at Caris
- MGM Resorts (MGM) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
- Apollo Global (APO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
- Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
- TSMC (TSM) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies
- Kohl's (KSS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities
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