Analyst calls: Rite Aid upgraded

MasterCard is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Nike is initiated with a 'neutral.'

By MSN Money Partner Apr 12, 2013 11:20AM
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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
Friday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • 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
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • 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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