Analyst calls: Kroger upgraded to 'buy'

Clearwire is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Halliburton is initiated with an 'outperform.'

By MSN Money Partner Oct 16, 2012 12:03PM
Comstockfly logoInformation provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Alliance Data (ADS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Citigroup (C) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James
  • Fossil (FOSL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • Kroger (KR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • Lorillard (LO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Sprint (S) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein
  • LG Display (LPL) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA
  • Texas Industries (TXI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sidoti
Tuesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Expeditors (EXPD) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
  • UPS (UPS) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
  • Sprint (S) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Hudson Square
  • Clearwire (CLWR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davison
  • Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Cameron (CAM) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Goldcorp (GG) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
  • Halliburton (HAL) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Newmont Mining (NEM) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
  • Schlumberger (SLB) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Aon Corp. (AON) initiated with a Buy at MKM Partner
0Comments

DATA PROVIDERS

Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.

Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.

STOCK SCOUTER

StockScouter rates stocks from 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, using a system of advanced mathematics to determine a stock's expected risk and return. Ratings are displayed on a bell curve, meaning there will be fewer ratings of 1 and 10 and far more of 4 through 7.

112
112 rated 1
270
270 rated 2
444
444 rated 3
693
693 rated 4
637
637 rated 5
692
692 rated 6
615
615 rated 7
498
498 rated 8
265
265 rated 9
126
126 rated 10
12345678910

Top Picks

SYMBOLNAMERATING
TAT&T Inc9
VZVERIZON COMMUNICATIONS9
EXCEXELON CORPORATION8
AAPLAPPLE Inc10
ATVIACTIVISION BLIZZARD Inc10
More

VIDEO ON MSN MONEY

ABOUT

Top Stocks provides analysis about the most noteworthy stocks in the market each day, combining some of the best content from around the MSN Money site and the rest of the Web.

Contributors include professional investors and journalists affiliated with MSN Money.

Follow us on Twitter @topstocksmsn.