Analyst calls: Apple downgraded to 'neutral'

JetBlue is upgraded to 'hold,' and Yelp is initiated with an 'equal weight.'

By MSN Money Partner Dec 17, 2012 1:18PM
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Today's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Delta Air Lines (DAL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Dahlman Rose
  • JetBlue (JBLU) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Dahlman Rose
  • United Continental (UAL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Dahlman Rose
  • Informatica (INFA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • SAP (SAP) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at JMP Securities
  • Simon Property (SPG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Tenet Healthcare (THC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Travelers (TRV) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • USG (USG) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • ACE Ltd. (ACE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
comstockToday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Apple (AAPL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Baker Hughes (BHI) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Finish Line (FINL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord
  • SandRidge Energy (SD) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Canaccord
  • Usana (USNA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord
  • Texas Instruments (TXN) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Sterne Agee
  • Gartner (IT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland Securities
Monday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Dean Foods (DF) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Yelp (YELP) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Magnum Hunter (MHR) initiated with a Buy at UBS
  • Molycorp (MCP) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) initiated with an Overweight at Evercore
  • Ericsson (ERIC) initiated with an Equal Weight at Evercore
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Dec 17, 2012 8:06PM
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Definitely time to start nibbling on Apple in very small bites.
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