Analyst calls: Heineken upgraded to 'buy'

Dahlman Rose downgrades steel companies, and Whole Foods is initiated with an 'outperform.'

By MSN Money Partner Aug 23, 2012 11:28AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

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
Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • 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
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include: 
  • 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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