Analyst calls: LinkedIn upgraded

Riverbed is downgraded at 2 firms, and Activision Blizzard is upgraded to 'outperform.'

By MSN Money Partner Feb 8, 2013 1:12PM
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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
Friday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • stock market comstockAlpha 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
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • 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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