Analyst calls: Western Digital upgraded to 'strong buy'
Novo Nordisk is downgraded to 'sell,' and United Continental is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- American Electric (AEP) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital
- Emerson (EMR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
- Exxon Mobil (XOM) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
- Western Digital (WDC) upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at Needham
- Lions Gate (LGF) upgraded to Below Average from Sell at Caris
- OpenTable (OPEN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
- Annaly Capital (NLY) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Sterne Agee.
- First Horizon (FHN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
- Novo Nordisk (NVO) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank
- Rackspace (RAX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
- Lions Gate (LGF) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Evercore
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The fall in this sector has been so precipitous and lurking that we are just one more big miss and one more ugly deal away from taking down a good portion of the S&P 500.
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