Analyst calls: Monster Beverage upgraded

Goldman initiates retailers, including Michael Kors with a 'conviction buy' and Coach with a 'sell.'

By MSN Money Partner Dec 11, 2012 1:03PM
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Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Lazard Capital
  • Monster Beverage (MNST) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Stryker (SYK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Dover (DOV) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
  • CONSOL Energy (CNX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Davenport
  • Martin Marietta (MLM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow
Tuesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Entertainment Properties (EPR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Hospira (HSP) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
  • LG Display (LPL) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Topeka
  • American States Water (AWR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg
ComstockTuesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • Aeropostale (ARO) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • American Eagle (AEO) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • Coach (COH) initiated with a Sell at Goldman
  • Gap (GPS) initiated with a Buy at Goldman
  • Michael Kors (KORS) initiated with a Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • Tilly's (TLYS) initiated with a Buy at Goldman
  • Urban Outfitters (URBN) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • Hess Corp. (HES) initiated with a Hold at Dahlman Rose
  • Occidental Petroleum (OXY) initiated with a Buy at Dahlman Rose
  • Splunk (SPLK) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho
  • Lululemon (LULU) initiated with an Underperform at CLSA
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