Analyst calls: Panasonic upgraded

Teva is downgraded to 'market perform,' and Under Armour is initiated with an 'underweight.'

By MSN Money Partner Dec 12, 2012 12:42PM
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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.)
ComstockWednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • 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
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • 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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