Analyst calls: PepsiCo upgraded to 'overweight'

Carnival is downgraded to 'neutral' at Goldman, and Annie's is initiated at several firms.

By MSN Money Partner May 7, 2012 10:59AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Monday's noteworthy upgrades include:  
  • PepsiCo (PEP) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Lear (LEA) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Lowe's (LOW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Honda (HMC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Illumina (ILMN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Madison Square Garden (MSG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
  • NVIDIA (NVDA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
  • Priceline.com (PCLN) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura
  • Conn's (CONN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust
Monday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • Alliant Energy (LNT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich
  • Carnival (CCL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • MercadoLibre (MELI) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Murphy Oil (MUR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Murray
  • Procter & Gamble (PG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • First Solar (FSLR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
Monday's noteworthy initiations include:  
  • Annie's (BNNY) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord, and with an Outperform at RBC Capital, and with an Outperform at William Blair, and with an Overweight at JPMorgan
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