Analyst calls: Housing stocks upgraded, energy stocks downgraded
Builders get upgraded at Raymond James, as do several energy stocks at Barclays.
- Anadarko (APC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
- Nexen (NXY) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
- Cenovus Energy (CVE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
- Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Hold from Trim at Tudor Pickering
- Navistar (NAV) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
- Toll Brothers (TOL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
- D.R. Horton (DHI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
- Lennar (LEN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
- Calpine (CPN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
- Southwestern Energy (SWN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
- Vulcan Materials (VMC) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
- Transocean (RIG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
- Bio-Rad (BIO) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA
Noteworthy initiations include:
- ConAgra (CAG) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital
- AK Steel (AKS) initiated with an Underperform at Macquarie
- US Steel (X) initiated with an Underperform at Macquarie
- Freeport McMoRan (FCX) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
- Johnson Controls (JCI) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
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