Analyst calls: Starbucks upgraded to 'outperform'

Juniper and Wendy's are downgraded, while Transocean is upgraded.

By MSN Money Partner Jan 27, 2012 12:15PM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • J.C. Penney (JCP) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • U.S. Bancorp (USB) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Atlantic Equities
  • Starbucks (SBUX) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA
  • Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Add from Neutral at Capital One
Friday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • J.C. Penney (JCP) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
  • Cliffs Natural (CLF) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • McDonald's (MCD) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
  • American Electric (AEP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • Nucor (NUE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • Juniper (JNPR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Morgan Keegan
  • Wendy's (WEN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Morgan Stanley (MS) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
  • Whiting Petroleum (WLL) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
  • Progressive (PGR) initiated with an Underperform at William Blair
  • Allstate (ALL) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair
  • Best Buy (BBY) reinstated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
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