Analyst calls: Morgan Stanley upgraded
Lennar is upgraded to 'overweight,' and Yum Brands is downgraded to 'underperform.'
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
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:
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