Analyst calls: Gap upgraded to 'buy'

Mylan is upgraded to 'buy' at Goldman, while Bank of America is downgraded to 'neutral' at Citi.

By MSN Money Partner Feb 14, 2012 12:22PM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Gap (GPS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Williams-Sonoma (WSM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • HollyFrontier (HFC) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
  • Mylan (MYL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Pioneer Natural (PXD) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
  • Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Kinder Morgan Energy (KMP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Rackspace (RAX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark Co
Tuesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Bank of America (BAC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • SunTrust (STI) downgraded to Sell from Hold at ISI Group
  • Western Refining (WNR) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • Stryker (SYK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Lazard Capital
  • Magellan Midstream (MMP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • Plains All American (PAA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Murphy Oil (MUR) initiated with a Buy at Brean Murray
  • Spectra Energy (SE) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • Enbridge (ENB) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • General Mills (GIS) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Kraft Foods (KFT) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Mead Johnson (MJN) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Heinz (HNZ) initiated with an Underweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Campbell Soup (CPB) initiated with an Underweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Biogen (BIIB) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Google (GOOG) initiated with a Buy at Capstone
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