Analyst calls: TD Ameritrade downgraded to 'sell'
MasterCard and Visa are downgraded to 'sell,' and Wells Fargo is initiated with a 'buy.'
Monday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- LyondellBasell (LYB) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
- Westlake Chemical (WLK) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
- Thompson Creek (TC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
- Weyerhaeuser (WY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
- Archer Daniels (ADM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
- Smithfield Foods (SFD) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
- Tyson Foods (TSN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
- Boston Beer (SAM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
- MasterCard (MA) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
- Visa (V) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
- Dollar Tree (DLTR) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
- New York Community Bancorp (NYB) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
- Public Storage (PSA) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
- State Street (STT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
- TD Ameritrade (AMTD) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
- Syngenta (SYT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
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