Analyst calls: US Steel upgraded

American Eagle is downgraded to 'hold,' and Urban Outfitters is upgraded to 'hold.'

By MSN Money Partner Jan 2, 2013 12:41PM
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Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Marriott (MAR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust
  • Pepco Holdings (POM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Smithfield Foods (SFD) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
  • Hain Celestial (HAIN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
  • U.S. Steel (X) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Urban Outfitters (URBN) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies
  • Valspar (VAL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc
  • Walgreen (WAG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
  • Archer Daniels (ADM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Miller Tabak
  • Caterpillar (CAT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group
  • Oshkosh (OSK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group
  • Tata Motors (TTM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
Stock market ComstockWednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • American Eagle (AEO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • Ascena Retail (ASNA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Hovnanian (HOV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • LinkedIn (LNKD) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
  • Mindray Medical (MR) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Ross Stores (ROST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Starwood Hotels (HOT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust
  • Target (TGT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • Wellpoint (WLP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Nordstrom (JWN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham
  • Kohl's (KSS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham
  • Sunoco Logistics (SXL) downgraded to Hold from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Abbott (ABT) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
  • Facebook (FB) coverage assumed with a Neutral at Cowen
  • Western Gas Partners (WES) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
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