Analyst calls: Altria downgraded

SanDisk is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Colgate-Palmolive is downgraded to 'neutral.'

By MSN Money Partner Feb 26, 2013 12:11PM
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Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include: 
American Apparel (APP) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capita
Costco (COST) initiated with a Neutral at Cowen
Michael Kors (KORS) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen.
Target (TGT) initiated with a Neutral at Cowen
Wal-Mart (WMT) initiated with a Neutral at Cowen
 

Tuesday's noteworthy downgrades include: 
Altria Group (MO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
Archer Daniels (ADM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
Colgate-Palmolive (CL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
Marsh & McLennan (MMC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler ONeill 

Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include: 
SanDisk (SNDK) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
Telefonica (TEF) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein
Atlas Energy (ATLS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
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Feb 26, 2013 12:41PM
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Merrill must be smoking  those funny little cigarettes to downgrade Altria..it's my portfolio very best performer up 47%..something stinks in Denmark.


Feb 26, 2013 11:20PM
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Pretty hard to fault Altria, Big "MO", when and if, you got the spin-offs Kraft and Phillip Morris..?

 

Owning 2 of  3 above,they have been one of the safest and best investments for us for a few years.

Tobacco, with three different positions has been a great performer in appreciation and a stalwart in the dividend field....Averaging a little over 5% with the 3.

 

The(our) only better performers, for growth have been Home Improvement...

 One of them happen to go up about 6% today.. 

Feb 26, 2013 4:21PM
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These "Anaylists" don't seem to know their head from a hole in the ground. If you are long term then you will be fine.
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