Analyst calls: Starbucks upgraded at Goldman

Novo Nordisk is downgraded to 'sell,' and IBM is downgraded to 'neutral.'

By MSN Money Partner Apr 4, 2012 11:11AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:  
  • AIG (AIG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
  • Akamai (AKAM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson
  • Starbucks (SBUX) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Biogen (BIIB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • CSX (CSX) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
  • Gap (GPS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • Joy Global (JOY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc
  • Norfolk Southern (NSC) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • Southwest (LUV) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
  • SuperValu (SVU) upgraded to Neutral from Negative at Susquehanna
Wednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • Novo Nordisk (NVO) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • IBM (IBM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • Progressive (PGR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • SanDisk (SNDK) downgraded to Outperform from Top Pick at RBC Capital
  • Under Armour (UA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus
  • United Continental (UAL) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:  
  • Ball (BLL) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
  • Celgene (CELG) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
  • EMC (EMC) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho
  • International Paper (IP) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
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