Analyst calls: Morgan Stanley upgraded

Lennar is upgraded to 'overweight,' and Yum Brands is downgraded to 'underperform.'

By MSN Money Partner Apr 23, 2013 11:37AM
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Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Bank of America (BAC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Caterpillar (CAT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Chubb (CB) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at William Blair
  • Community Health (CYH) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
  • Informatica (INFA) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse
  • Lennar (LEN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
  • Toll Brothers (TOL) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Barclays
  • Morgan Stanley (MS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust
  • Veeco (VECO) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
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Tuesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Sallie Mae (SLM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Evercore
  • Western Union (WU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Yum Brands (YUM) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • British American Tobacco (BTI) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • Kinder Morgan Energy (KMP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital
  • Rogers Communications (RCI) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse

Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Ross Stores (ROST) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen
  • TJX (TJX) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen
  • H&R Block (HRB) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti
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