Analyst calls: Oracle downgraded to 'hold'

Hershey is upgraded to 'buy' at Goldman, and Southwest is downgraded to 'neutral' at BofA/Merrill.

By MSN Money Partner Mar 12, 2012 11:24AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Monday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Equifax (EFX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust
  • Lowe's (LOW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
  • C.H. Robinson (CHRW) upgraded to Hold from Underweight at BB&T
  • Hershey (HSY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Pulte Group (PHM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
  • KB Home (KBH) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
  • American Capital (AGNC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities
  • Disney (DIS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
Monday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • United Continental (UAL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • Southwest (LUV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • General Mills (GIS) downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • J.M. Smucker (SJM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Under Armour (UA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee
  • Sonoco Products (SON) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
  • Oracle (ORCL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • Time Warner (TWX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital
Monday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • UPS (UPS) initiated with an Overweight at Atlantic Equities
  • FedEx (FDX) initiated with a Neutral at Atlantic Equities
  • Allscripts (MDRX) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Qualcomm (QCOM) initiated with a Positive at Avian
  • Broadcom (BRCM) initiated with a Positive at Avian
  • Intel (INTC) initiated with a Neutral at Avian
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