Analyst calls: Panasonic upgraded
Teva is downgraded to 'market perform,' and Under Armour is initiated with an 'underweight.'
Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Take-Two (TTWO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
- Towers Watson (TW) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
- 3D Systems (DDD) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
- Coinstar (CSTR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland Securities
- Alpha Natural (ANR) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at Tudor Pickering
- Arch Coal (ACI) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering
- Panasonic (PC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
- Microsoft (MSFT) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Standpoint Research (Microsoft owns and publishes Top Stocks, an MSN Money site.)
- National Oilwell (NOV) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA
- Novartis (NVS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
- Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA
- Seagate (STX) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
- Xcel Energy (XEL) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
- Teva (TEVA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink
- Royal Caribbean (RCL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow
- Mondelez (MDLZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
- Expedia (EXPE) initiated with a Neutral at Janney Capital
- Nike (NKE) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan
- OpenTable (OPEN) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
- Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital
- Under Armour (UA) initiated with an Underweight at JPMorgan
- Xcel Energy (XEL) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
- Yelp (YELP) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan
- priceline.com (PCLN) initiated with a Neutral at Janney Capital
- Crane (CR) initiated with a Buy at Capstone
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