Analyst calls: Rite Aid upgraded
MasterCard is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Nike is initiated with a 'neutral.'
Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Home Depot (HD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
- Rite Aid (RAD) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
- Biogen (BIIB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
- Bankrate (RATE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
- Norfolk Southern (NSC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital
- CSX (CSX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital
- Callaway Golf (ELY) downgraded to Market Perform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
- Coca-Cola (KO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Davenport
- Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Davenport
- Fiserv (FISV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee
- MasterCard (MA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee
- Microsoft (MSFT) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA
- PepsiCo (PEP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Davenport
- Visa (V) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee
- Brown & Brown (BRO) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
- C.H. Robinson (CHRW) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at FBR Capital
- Finish Line (FINL) initiated with an Underweight at Piper Jaffray
- Foot Locker (FL) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray
- KKR & Co. (KKR) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
- Michael Kors (KORS) initiated with an Underperform at CLSA
- Nike (NKE) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray
- SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital
- Tata Motors (TTM) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer
- Waste Management (WM) initiated with a Hold at Stifel
- Abbott (ABT) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
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