Analyst calls: Apollo Group downgraded

Mattel is upgraded to 'buy,' and Qualcomm is initiated with a 'buy.'

By MSN Money Partner Jan 9, 2013 12:18PM
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Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Brinker (EAT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Citrix Systems (CTXS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • KeyCorp (KEY) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
  • PG&E (PCG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • Ralph Lauren (RL) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
  • Red Robin (RRGB) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Ross Stores (ROST) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Urban Outfitters (URBN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie
  • Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
  • CSC (CSC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
  • Visa (V) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
  • Mattel (MAT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MKM Partners
  • DISH (DISH) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich
Wednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Stock market ComstockApollo Group (APOL) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at First Analysis
  • BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Bank of America (BAC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Comerica (CMA) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer
  • Covanta (CVA) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
  • Dollar General (DG) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Family Dollar (FDO) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Kohl's (KSS) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie
  • Macy's (M) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
  • Monsanto (MON) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Miller Tabak
  • Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Suburban Propane (SPH) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
  • McDonald's (MCD) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Aflac (AFL) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Lincoln National (LNC) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • MetLife (MET) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Prudential (PRU) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • Qualcomm (QCOM) initiated with a Buy at Topeka
  • Skyworks (SWKS) initiated with a Buy at Topeka
  • Avago (AVGO) initiated with a Buy at Topeka
  • CME Group (CME) initiated with a Neutral at Compass Point
  • IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) initiated with a Buy at Compass Point
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