Analyst calls: Abercrombie & Fitch downgraded
Canadian Pacific is upgraded to 'overweight ,' and Aflac is downgraded to 'sector perform.'
Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Atmos Energy (ATO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
- Canadian Pacific (CP) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
- Ctrip.com (CTRP) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Brean Murray
- Duke Energy (DUK) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
- Legg Mason (LM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
- Herbalife (HLF) upgraded to Buy from Average at Caris
- Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
- Aflac (AFL) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
- Cintas (CTAS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc
- Visa (V) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman
- Agilent (A) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
- Crocs (CROX) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust
- Micron (MU) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna
- SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna
- Thermo Fisher (TMO) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
- US Airways (LCC) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James
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These financials have thrived during a time of weak loan growth, decreased mortgage production revenues and the end of the Fed's QE program.
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