Analyst calls: Akamai downgraded

Yahoo is upgraded to 'buy,' and Johnson & Johnson is downgraded to 'underperform.'

By MSN Money Partner Feb 7, 2013 1:26PM
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Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • BlackBerry (BBRY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • DeVry (DV) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
  • Molycorp (MCP) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
  • Owens Corning (OC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow
  • Reliance Steel (RS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Dahlman Rose
  • Vipshop (VIPS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Yandex (YNDX) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC
  • Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research
  • Time Warner (TWX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush
  • Usana (USNA) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Wedbush

stock market comstockThursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Akamai (AKAM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies, and to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital
  • Apollo Investment (AINV) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Elan (ELN) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Visa (V) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Google (GOOG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Pivotal Research
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Viacom (VIAB) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush

Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Google (GOOG) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee
  • Optimer (OPTR) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird
  • ValueClick (VCLK) initiated with a Buy at Goldman
  • Pfizer (PFE) reinstated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • AbbVie (ABBV) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Fusion-io (FIO) initiated with a Neutral at Janney Capital
  • Mellanox (MLNX) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital
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