Analyst calls: Merck is upgraded to 'buy'

Delta, United are initiated at Goldman with a 'sell,' and Tyson Foods is downgraded to 'underperform' at BofA/Merrill.

By MSN Money Partner Jul 12, 2012 11:31AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:  
  • Chevron (CVX) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
  • Disney (DIS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Merck (MRK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • SunPower (SPWR) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • Amerigroup (AGP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Dominion (D) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities
  • Family Dollar (FDO) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merril
  • Smithfield Foods (SFD) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • Tyson Foods (TSN) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • Hormel Foods (HRL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Janney Capital
  • JA Solar (JASO) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
  • LDK Solar (LDK) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • Trina Solar (TSL) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
  • Yingli Green (YGE) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
  • Statoil (STO) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura
  • SuperValu (SVU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow, and to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Lexmark (LXK) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:  
  • Burger King (BKW) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray
  • Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray
  • Delta Air Lines (DAL) initiated with a Sell at Goldman
  • JetBlue (JBLU) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • Southwest (LUV) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • United Continental (UAL) initiated with a Sell at Goldman
  • Valero Energy (VLO) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • CVS Caremark (CVS) initiated with an Overweight at ISI Group
  • Walgreen (WAG) initiated with an Underweight at ISI Group
  • athenahealth (ATHN) initiated with an Overweight at ISI Group
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