Analyst calls: Lufkin downgraded

Starwood Hotels initiated with an 'outperform,' and BB&T upgraded to 'buy.'

By MSN Money Partner Apr 9, 2013 11:35AM
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Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include: 
Level 3 (LVLT) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Lionsgate (LGF) initiated with a Buy at Argus
Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) initiated with a Buy at WallachBeth
Starwood Hotels (HOT) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie 

Today's noteworthy downgrades include: 
Abiomed (ABMD) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Bank of Hawaii (BOH) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
Lufkin (LUFK) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Citigroup
St. Jude Medical (STJ) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital


Today's noteworthy upgrades include: 
BB&T (BBT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point
Primerica (PRI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
Apollo Residential Mortgage (AMTG) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan

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