Analyst calls: InterActiveCorp downgraded to 'sell'

Francesca's is upgraded to 'buy,' and Demand Media is downgraded to 'sell.'

By MSN Money Partner Dec 4, 2012 12:41PM
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Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Francesca's (FRAN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • Gold Fields (GFI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
  • Health Net (HNT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Public Storage (PSA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor
  • Smithfield Foods (SFD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T
  • Dollar Tree (DLTR) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley
  • France Telecom (FTE) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein
  • Whole Foods (WFM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast
photodiskTuesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Career Education (CECO) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Demand Media (DMD) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
  • InterActiveCorp (IACI) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
  • PNM Resources (PNM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • Regal Entertainment (RGC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
  • Timken (TKR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow
  • Cliffs Natural (CLF) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Davenport


Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
  • Toronto-Dominion (TD) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RY) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
  • Caribou Coffee (CBOU) initiated with a Buy at Longbow
  • Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) initiated with a Buy at Longbow
  • Starbucks (SBUX) initiated with a Buy at Longbow
  • Tim Hortons (THI) initiated with a Buy at Longbow
  • Corning (GLW) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
  • DSW Inc. (DSW) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair
  • Flowserve (FLS) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc
  • Lehigh Gas (LGP) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital
  • Las Vegas Sands (LVS) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum
  • Hornbeck Offshore (HOS) coverage resumed with a Neutral at Goldman
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