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
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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
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