Analyst calls: Urban Outfitters upgraded

Goldman upgrades Eastman Chemical and downgrades Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

By MSN Money Partner Feb 3, 2012 12:33PM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Firday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Urban Outfitters (URBN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
  • Liberty Interactive (LINTA) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • National Oilwell (NOV) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Alexion (ALXN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
  • Eastman Chemical (EMN) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Goldman
  • Dendreon (DNDN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
  • BB&T (BBT) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays
  • Take-Two (TTWO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Lazard Capital
Friday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Research in Motion (RIMM) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies
  • Cablevision (CVC) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JP Morgan
  • Edwards Lifesciences (EW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Airgas (ARG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Aetna (AET) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • Amerigroup (AGP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Acme Packet (APKT) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Mizuho
  • RadioShack (RSH) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Brocade (BRCD) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities
  • Merck (MRK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Davenport
  • CarMax (KMX) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • International Paper (IP) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Family Dollar (FDO) initiated with an Overweight at JP Morgan
  • Dollar General (DG) initiated with a Neutral at JP Morgan
  • Regeneron (REGN) initiated with a Buy at ThinkEquity
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