Analyst calls: Apple initiated with a 'strong buy'

First Solar is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Trina Solar is upgraded to 'buy.'

By MSN Money Partner Apr 17, 2012 11:03AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:  
  • ING Group (ING) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas
  • NRG Energy (NRG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Newfield Exploration (NFX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • Oasis Petroleum (OAS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • Autonation (AN) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo
  • SAP (SAP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale
  • Trina Solar (TSL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Auriga
Tuesday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • First Solar (FSLR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Infosys (INFY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • SAP (SAP) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC
  • YPF SA (YPF) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include:  
  • Apple (AAPL) initiated with a Strong Buy at Raymond James
  • Qualcomm (QCOM) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James
  • Cameco (CCJ) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
  • KBR (KBR) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Dover (DOV) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
  • Fossil (FOSL) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
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