Analyst calls: LinkedIn upgraded
Riverbed is downgraded at 2 firms, and Activision Blizzard is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- ARM Holdings (ARMH) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
- AvalonBay (AVB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
- Barclays (BCS) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie
- Biogen (BIIB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
- Discover (DFS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
- MetroPCS (PCS) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura
- Manulife Financial (MFC) upgraded to Sector Outperformer from Sector Performer at CIBC
- Guess (GES) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush
- LinkedIn (LNKD) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA
- Activision Blizzard (ATVI) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
- Alpha Natural (ANR) downgraded to Fair Value from Buy at CRT Capital
- Riverbed (RVBD) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital, and to Neutral from Buy at Lazard Capital
- Teva (TEVA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord
- Bunge (BG) downgraded to Hold from Strong Buy at Feltl
- Deere (DE) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at ISI Group
- Cummins (CMI) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at ISI Group
- Oshkosh (OSK) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at ISI Group
- Gartner (IT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
- Affymax (AFFY) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities
- Celgene (CELG) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities
- DSW (DSW) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
- Onyx Pharmaceuticals (ONXX) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities
- VeriFone (PAY) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... sZebra Technologies
- ARIAD (ARIA) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities
- Motorola Solutions (MSI) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
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