Analyst calls: Bed Bath & Beyond downgraded
Boston Beer is initiated with a 'neutral,' and Target is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Freeport McMoRan (FCX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
- HomeAway (AWAY) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
- SandRidge Energy (SD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc
- Greenbrier (GBX) downgraded to Market Perform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
- AvalonBay (AVB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus
- Research in Motion (RIMM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Hudson Square
- Target (TGT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Cleveland Research
- Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
- Abbott (ABT) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair
- BlackRock (BLK) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
- Boston Beer (SAM) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
- Conceptus (CPTS) initiated with a Buy at Stifel Nicolaus
- DaVita (DVA) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
- Molson Coors (TAP) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
- Patterson Companies (PDCO) initiated with a Buy at Stifel Nicolaus
- People's United (PBCT) initiated with an Underweight at Evercore
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Investors are hoping the chain can emulate the rapid growth of Chipotle Mexican Grill.
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