Analyst calls: Abercrombie & Fitch downgraded

Canadian Pacific is upgraded to 'overweight ,' and Aflac is downgraded to 'sector perform.'

By MSN Money Partner May 17, 2012 11:11AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

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
Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • 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
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:  
  • 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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