Analyst calls: Research In Motion upgraded

Capital One is both upgraded and downgraded, and Visa is downgraded to 'neutral.'

By MSN Money Partner Jan 18, 2013 12:44PM
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Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Amazon.com (AMZN) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Pacific Crest
  • Credit Suisse (CS) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Las Vegas Sands (LVS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Netflix (NFLX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
  • Research in Motion (RIMM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • Tyson Foods (TSN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
  • Wynn Resorts (WYNN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Masco (MAS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Caterpillar (CAT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • T. Rowe Price (TROW) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Capital One (COF) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
  • Waste Management (WM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Wedbush
Stock market ComstockFriday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Ball Corp. (BLL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • CSX (CSX) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Capital One (COF) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital
  • MGM Resorts (MGM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • NetSuite (N) downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • Visa (V) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
  • Estee Lauder (EL) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Marathon Oil (MRO) initiated with a Buy at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Oncothyreon (ONTY) initiated with an Underweight at Piper Jaffray
  • Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray  
  • Netflix (NFLX) initiated with an Underweight at Albert Fried
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