Analyst calls: Starbucks upgraded to 'buy'
Nasdaq is downgraded at 2 firms, and Dendreon is initiated with an 'underperform.'
Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades:
- Aeropostale (ARO) upgraded to Outperform from In-Line at Imperial Capital
- Applied Materials (AMAT) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
- Blackstone (BX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee
- Bunge (BG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
- Securities Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
- Starbucks (SBUX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
- Warnaco (WRC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Murray
- Williams Partners (WPZ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
- Total (TOT) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Canaccord
- BP (BP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord
- Dell (DELL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho
- FirstEnergy (FE) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies
- NASDAQ (NDAQ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank, and to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
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