Analyst calls: Staples downgraded to 'sell'

Goldman upgrades Citigroup and Morgan Stanley but downgrades Bank of America and JP Morgan.

By MSN Money Partner Jan 30, 2012 11:56AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Monday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Citigroup (C) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Morgan Stanley (MS) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Zimmer (ZMH) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • AutoZone (AZO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
  • Microsoft (MSFT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
  • Regeneron (REGN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
  • Motorola Solutions (MSI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
Monday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Bank of America (BAC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • JP Morgan (JPM) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • Staples (SPLS) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
  • Procter & Gamble (PG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • AK Steel (AKS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • D.R. Horton (DHI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
  • Time Warner (TWX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
  • Whole Foods (WFM) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • CF Industries (CF) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Dahlman Rose
  • Norfolk Southern (NSC) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities
  • Monster Beverage (MNST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust
Monday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Brocade (BRCD) initiated with a Hold at Kaufman Bros
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