Analyst calls: AOL upgraded

Cliffs Natural is both upgraded and downgraded, and General Mills is upgraded to 'buy.'

By MSN Money Partner Mar 27, 2013 10:43AM
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Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • AOL (AOL) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
  • Atlantic Power (AT) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital and upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at Scotia Capital
  • Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Feltl
  • Cliffs Natural (CLF) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
  • DSW (DSW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • F5 Networks (FFIV) upgraded to Buy from Hold at McAdams Wright
  • General Mills (GIS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
  • PG&E (PCG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
  • VMware (VMW) upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at ISI Group
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Wednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:

  • Apollo Group (APOL) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Cliffs Natural (CLF) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Ingersoll-Rand (IR) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Syngenta (SYT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC




Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) initiated with a Hold at Topeka
  • MasTec (MTZ) initiated with a Buy at Lazard Capital
  • Oasis Petroleum (OAS) initiated with a Hold at Topeka
  • Palo Alto (PANW) initiated with a Buy at Needham
  • Pioneer Natural (PXD) initiated with a Buy at Topeka
  • Rackspace (RAX) initiated with an Underperform at CLSA
  • Salesforce.com (CRM) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens
  • The Medicines Co. (MDCO) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
  • Western Digital (WDC) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
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