Analyst calls: Smith & Wesson downgraded

Panera Bread is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Yelp is initiated with a 'market perform.'

By MSN Money Partner Dec 19, 2012 1:22PM
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Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Citigroup (C) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Regions Financial (RF) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Miller Tabak
  • Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Evercore
  • Morgan Stanley (MS) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Evercore
  • Panera Bread (PNRA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush
  • Regal Entertainment (RGC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley
  • Seagate (STX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum
  • Western Digital (WDC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum
comstockWednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • American Express (AXP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Evercore
  • Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Evercore
  • BB&T (BBT) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Chubb (CB) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • U.S. Bancorp (USB) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush
  • Canadian Pacific (CP) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Scotia Capital
  • GT Advanced (GTAT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
  • KB Financial Group (KB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • SandRidge Energy (SD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Smith & Wesson (SWHC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Cowen
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Baidu (BIDU) initiated with a Sell at Maxim
  • C.R. Bard (BCR) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities
  • Host Hotels (HST) initiated with a Hold at Sandler O'Neill
  • Onyx Pharmaceuticals (ONXX) initiated with a Buy at UBS
  • Pep Boys (PBY) coverage transferred with a Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Target (TGT) initiated with a Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Southwestern Energy (SWN) initiated with a Buy at Societe Generale
  • Yelp (YELP) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland Securities
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