Analyst calls: Yahoo upgraded
Bristol-Myers is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Gap is initiated with an 'underperform.'
Monday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Dean Foods (DF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc
- France Telecom (FTE) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley
- Lexmark (LXK) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays
- Merck (MRK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
- Radian Group (RDN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
- Telefonica (TEF) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
- Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
- U.S. Steel (X) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Longbow
- Nucor (NUE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow
- Microchip (MCHP) upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at ISI Group
- ASML (ASML) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
- Aon Corp. (AON) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
- Bristol-Myers (BMY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
- Duke Energy (DUK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at ISI Group
- Southern Company (SO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
- Micron (MU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Lazard Capital
- Universal Health (UHS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at WallachBeth
- Coach (COH) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
- Fifth & Pacific (FNP) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
- Gap (GPS) initiated with an Underperform at Sterne Agee
- Michael Kors (KORS) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee
- Ross Stores (ROST) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee
- TJX (TJX) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
- Tiffany (TIF) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee
- Ulta Salon (ULTA) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
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