Analyst calls: Pandora upgraded at 2 firms

Humana is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Vertex is initiated with a 'buy.'

By MSN Money Partner Aug 30, 2012 11:31AM
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Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Pandora (P) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord, and to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust
  • Cigna (CI) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Humana (HUM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Nexen (NXY) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
  • Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) downgraded to Outperform at Raymond James
  • KLA-Tencor (KLAC) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna
  • MAKO Surgical (MAKO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Dougherty
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Vertex (VRTX) initiated with a Buy at ThinkEquity
  • Alliance Data Systems (ADS) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
  • Penn West Exploration (PWE) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank
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