Analyst calls: Bristol-Myers is upgraded to 'buy'

Autodesk is downgraded at 2 firms, and General Growth is downgraded to 'neutral.'

By MSN Money Partner Aug 24, 2012 12:16PM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:  
  • American Eagle (AEO) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
  • Bristol-Myers (BMY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
  • TripAdvisor (TRIP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • USG (USG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow
Friday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • Anglo American (AAUKY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • Autodesk (ADSK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord, and to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Big Lots (BIG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark Co
  • China Unicom (CHU) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at HSBC
  • General Growth (GGP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Merck (MRK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:  
  • Alexion (ALXN) initiated with a Hold at ThinkEquity
  • BioMarin (BMRN) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
  • Brookfield Infrastructure (BIP) reinstated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • El Paso Pipeline (EPB) reinstated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
  • ImmunoGen (IMGN) initiated with a Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Kinder Morgan Energy (KMP) reinstated with an Overweight at Barclays
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) reinstated with an Overweight at Barclays
  • Oncothyreon (ONTY) initiated with a Buy at Stifel Nicolaus
  • PDL BioPharma (PDLI) initiated with a Hold at ThinkEquity
  • Pharmacyclics (PCYC) initiated with a Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD) initiated with a Buy at Stifel Nicolaus
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