Analyst calls: AB InBev upgraded and downgraded

Constellation Brands is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Verizon is upgraded to 'overweight.'

By MSN Money Partner Feb 1, 2013 1:01PM
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Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • AB InBev (BUD) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
  • Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair
  • Deutsche Bank (DB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Ericsson (ERIC) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse, and to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • GameStop (GME) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • Oracle (ORCL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
  • Verizon (VZ) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • Wynn Resorts (WYNN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
Friday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • stock market comstockAB InBev (BUD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale
  • Alkermes (ALKS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • Bob Evans (BOBE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc
  • Constellation Brands (STZ) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • HSBC (HBC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • MasterCard (MA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
  • Time Warner Cable (TWC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank, and to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim
  • UPS (UPS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Viacom (VIAB) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
  • Whirlpool (WHR) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
  • Electronic Arts (EA) downgraded to Neutral from Long-Term Buy at Hilliard Lyons
  • Krispy Kreme (KKD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley Caris
  • Hess Corp. (HES) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Global Hunter
  • Men's Wearhouse (MW) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Cowen
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Blue Nile (NILE) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Edwards Lifesciences (EW) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital
  • Nabors Industries (NBR) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse
  • National Oilwell (NOV) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suiss
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