Analyst calls: Yahoo downgraded to 'neutral'

Big Lots is downgraded to 'underweight,' and VeriSign is downgraded to 'neutral.'

By MSN Money Partner Aug 10, 2012 11:34AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Friday's noteworthy upgrades
  • AllianceBernstein (AB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Cogent Communications (CCOI) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at DA Davidson
  •  Jive Software (JIVE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham
Downgrades
  • Big Lots (BIG) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Cablevision (CVC) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
  • FXCM (FXCM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Sohu.com (SOHU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank, and to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • VeriSign (VRSN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
  • Yahoo (YHOO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
Initiations
  • Ciena (CIEN) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • Finisar (FNSR) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • JDSU (JDSU) initiated with a Buy at Goldman
  • Palo Alto (PANW) initiated with a Buy at Stifel Nicolaus
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