Analyst calls: Corning upgraded at Goldman

GlaxoSmithKline is downgraded to 'underperform,' while AstraZeneca is upgraded to 'neutral.'

By MSN Money Partner Sep 19, 2012 11:17AM
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Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:  
  • AstraZeneca (AZN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas
  • Corning (GLW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Fresh Del Monte (FDP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T
  • Monsanto (MON) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
  • St. Jude Medical (STJ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • Broadcom (BRCM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • CSX (CSX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Charles Schwab (SCHW) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas
  • Norfolk Southern (NSC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Royal Gold (RGLD) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC
  • Union Pacific (UNP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Waste Management (WM) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:  
  • ASML (ASML) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Allergan (AGN) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord
  • ArcelorMittal (MT) initiated with a Sell at BTIG
  • Baxter (BAX) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capita
  • Dover (DOV) initiated with a Buy at Capstone
  • Dow Chemical (DOW) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • DuPont (DD) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • LyondellBasell (LYB) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Optimer (OPTR) initiated with an Outperform at Leerink
  • Sherwin-Williams (SHW) initiated with a Top Pick at RBC Capital
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