Analyst calls: ConocoPhillips upgraded to 'buy'
Facebook is initiated with a 'buy,' and Western Digital is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- ConocoPhillips (COP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
- Monster Beverage (MNST) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust
- Williams-Sonoma (WSM) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Janney Capital
- Foot Locker (FL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
- Broadcom (BRCM) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA
- Peabody Energy (BTU) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
- EOG Resources (EOG) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
- L-3 Communications (LLL) upgraded to Perform from Underperform at Oppenheimer
- Jack in the Box (JACK) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Wedbush
- KeyCorp (KEY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
- Bayer (BAYRY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
- Seagate (STX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
- Western Digital (WDC) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
- Exxon Mobil (XOM) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman
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