Analyst calls: EBay downgraded

FedEx is downgraded to 'underperform,' and UPS is upgraded to 'outperform.'

By MSN Money Partner Apr 18, 2013 12:58PM
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Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • ASML (ASML) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
  • HollyFrontier (HFC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
  • Spectra Energy (SE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
  • UPS (UPS) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) upgraded to Focus List from Overweight at Johnson Rice
  • Textron (TXT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Fusion-io (FIO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
  • Acuity Brands (AYI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland
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Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Alkermes (ALKS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho
  • Apache (APA) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • EBay (EBAY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
  • FedEx (FDX) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point
  • TSMC (TSM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley



Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • ACE Ltd. (ACE) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
  • AIG (AIG) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
  • Agrium (AGU) initiated with an Overweight at HSBC
  • Aon Corp. (AON) initiated with an Underperform at BMO Capital
  • Cepheid (CPHD) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
  • Mosaic (MOS) initiated with a Neutral at HSBC
  • Potash (POT) initiated with an Overweight at HSBC
  • QIAGEN (QGEN) initiated with a Sell at Citigroup
  • Travelers (TRV) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
  • Avago (AVGO) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum
  • Select Comfort (SCSS) reinstated with an Outperform at Raymond James
  • Pandora (P) initiated with a Neutral at Lazard Capital
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