Analyst calls: Heineken upgraded to 'buy'
Dahlman Rose downgrades steel companies, and Whole Foods is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Anworth Mortgage (ANH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee
- L-3 Communications (LLL) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital
- Heineken (HINKY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
- Credit Suisse (CS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
- AK Steel (AKS) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Dahlman Rose
- ArcelorMittal (MT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Dahlman Rose
- Nucor (NUE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Dahlman Rose
- Steel Dynamics (STLD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Dahlman Rose
- U.S. Steel (X) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Dahlman Rose
- Health Care REIT (HCN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
- Northrop Grumman (NOC) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
- Safeway (SWY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
- CGG Veritas (CGV) initiated with a Buy at Dahlman Rose
- Caterpillar (CAT) initiated with an Outperform at CLSA
- Joy Global (JOY) initiated with an Underperform at CLSA
- Cirrus Logic (CRUS) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
- Reliance Steel (RS) initiated with a Buy at UBS
- Salix (SLXP) initiated with a Hold at WallachBeth
- The Fresh Market (TFM) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
- Whole Foods (WFM) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
- Towerstream (TWER) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson
- Clearwire (CLWR) initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson
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