Analyst calls: Yum upgraded at Goldman

BP is downgraded to 'hold,' and Costco is initiated with 'market perform.'

By MSN Money Partner Feb 8, 2012 11:50AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • OpenTable (OPEN) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • Yum Brands (YUM) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
  • Plains Exploration (PXP) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
  • Magellan Midstream (MMP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg
Wednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • OpenTable (OPEN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse, and to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer
  • BP (BP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale
  • Annaly Capital (NLY) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital
  • Denbury Resources (DNR) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna
  • Morgan Stanley (MS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Collins Stewart
  • Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) downgraded to Market Perform at Raymond James
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • J.M. Smucker (SJM) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc
  • Costco (COST) initiated with a Market Perform at Raymond James
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