Analyst calls: Gap upgraded to 'buy'
Disney is upgraded to 'buy,' and RIM is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Gap (GPS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
- Vivus (VVUS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Murray
- Wyndham (WYN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
- Disney (DIS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Lazard Capital
- LinkedIn (LNKD) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
- France Telecom (FTE) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup
- Raytheon (RTN) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
- U.S. Bancorp (USB) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
- Research in Motion (RIMM) downgraded to Underperform at FBR Capital
- Beam Inc. (BEAM) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
- Boston Properties (BXP) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
- Lululemon (LULU) initiated with a Buy at UBS
- Nucor (NUE) initiated with a Buy at Nomura
- SL Green Realty (SLG) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
- Steel Dynamics (STLD) initiated with a Buy at Nomura
- US Steel (X) initiated with a Buy at Nomura
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