Analyst calls: Big Lots downgraded at 3 firms
Tyson Foods is upgraded to 'outperform,' and LinkedIn is initiated with an 'overweight.'
Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- AutoZone (AZO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
- O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
- Canadian National (CNI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord
- Tyson Foods (TSN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
- Netflix (NFLX) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Pacific Crest
- Brinker (EAT) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee
- AvalonBay (AVB) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
- Big Lots (BIG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank, to Market Perform from Strong Buy at Raymond James, and to Neutral from Buy at MKM Partners
- Chipotle (CMG) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
- Clearwire (CLWR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
- Lan Airlines (LFL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
- Roper Industries (ROP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
- Concho Resources (CXO) initiated with a Buy at Societe Generale
- Continental Resources (CLR) initiated with a Buy at Societe Generale
- Range Resources (RRC) initiated with a Buy at Societe Generale
- Fresenius Medical (FMS) initiated with an Overweight at HSBC
- LinkedIn (LNKD) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray
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