Analyst calls: BP upgraded

Meanwhile, smaller rival ConocoPhillips is downgraded to 'hold.'

By MSN Money Partner Jan 12, 2012 12:06PM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • EMC (EMC) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JP Morgan
  • BP (BP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • Urban Outfitters (URBN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Wedbush

Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Covidien (COV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Encana (ECA) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
  • ConocoPhillips (COP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • Williams-Sonoma (WSM) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Amazon.com (AMZN) initiated with a Buy at CLSA
  • eBay (EBAY) initiated with a Buy at CLSA
  • BlackRock (BLK) initiated with a Buy at UBS
  • Groupon (GRPN) initiated with a Sell at B. Riley
  • Target (TGT) initiated with a Buy at Standpoint Research
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