Analyst calls: Groupon initiated with a 'hold'

Vertex was upgraded to 'top pick,' while Children's Place was downgraded to 'neutral.'

By MSN Money Partner Dec 19, 2011 11:55AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Monday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • BMC Software (BMC) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JP Morgan
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) upgraded to Top Pick from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • Lazard (LAZ) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • DTE Energy (DTE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Torchmark (TMK) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse
Monday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Pinnacle West (PNW) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Diamond Offshore (DO) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
  • Children's Place (PLCE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee
  • Hospira (HSP) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
  • Ctrip.com (CTRP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho
Monday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Gen-Probe (GPRO) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • ViroPharma (VPHM) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • Groupon (GRPN) initiated with a Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Madison Square Garden (MSG) initiated with a Buy at Needham
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