Analyst calls: Bank of America downgraded to 'sell'
SanDisk is downgraded to 'hold,' and Riverbed is downgraded at 3 firms.
Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Brown & Brown (BRO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
- New Jersey Resources (NJR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Murray
- TransDigm (TDG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
- Westar Energy (WR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
- Nokia (NOK) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Evercore
- Altera (ALTR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
- Chesapeake (CHK) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
- Embraer (ERJ) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
- Lumber Liquidators (LL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
- Marsh & McLennan (MMC) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
- ONEOK Partners (OKS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
- Riverbed (RVBD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Cantor, and to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer, and to Underperform from Outperform at RBC Capital
- SanDisk (SNDK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
- Bank of America (BAC) downgraded to Sell from Underperform at CLSA
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