Analyst calls: First Solar upgraded

Halliburton is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Eli Lilly is initiated with a 'buy.'

By MSN Money Partner May 30, 2013 12:44PM
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Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Canadian Pacific (CP) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Canaccord
  • Cracker Barrel (CBRL) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
  • Diamond Offshore (DO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Facebook (FB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • First Solar (FSLR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • SunPower (SPWR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
  • MEMC Electronic (WFR) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
  • Raytheon (RTN) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
  • L-3 Communications (LLL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Northrop Grumman (NOC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Lockheed Martin (LMT) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Fusion-io (FIO) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Noble Corp. (NE) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
  • Republic Services (RSG) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush
Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Autonation (AN) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
  • Baker Hughes (BHI) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Halliburton (HAL) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Carnival (CCL) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas
  • Dean Foods (DF) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
  • KKR & Co. (KKR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
  • Smithfield Foods (SFD) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
  • Noble Corp. (NE) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
  • BlackRock (BLK) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna
  • Textron (TXT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Mondelez (MDLZ) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Allergan (AGN) coverage resumed with a Buy at SunTrust
  • Bristol-Myers (BMY) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
  • Eli Lilly (LLY) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
  • Forest Labs (FRX) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust
  • Merck (MRK) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust
  • Pfizer (PFE) initiated with a Reduce at SunTrust
  • Shire (SHPG) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust
  • Starwood Hotels (HOT) initiated with an Overweight at Evercore
  • Host Hotels (HST) initiated with an Overweight at Evercore
  • Marriott (MAR) initiated with an Overweight at Evercore
  • Verizon (VZ) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
  • Sprint (S) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
  • Leap Wireless (LEAP) initiated with an Underperform at BMO Capital
  • AT&T (T) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital
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