Analyst calls: Target, Costco, Wal-Mart

UBS initiates Target with a 'buy' and Costco and Walmart with a 'neutral.'

By MSN Money Partner Dec 7, 2011 12:40PM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Dollar General (DG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Duke Energy (DUK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Aon Corp. (AON) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • US Airways (LCC) upgraded to Buy from Fair Value at CRT Capital
  • Marvell Technology (MRVL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum
  • Talbots (TLB) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Wedbush
Wednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Peabody Energy (BTU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • PSEG (PEG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Sprint (S) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Allstate (ALL) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Fastenal (FAST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Darden (DRI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • JDSU (JDSU) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
  • Varian Medical (VAR) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
  • Penske Automotive (PAG) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc
  • Target (TGT) initiated with a Buy at UBS
  • Costco (COST) initiated with a Neutral at UBS
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) initiated with a Neutral at UBS
  • LinkedIn (LNKD) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
  • Google (GOOG) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
  • Pandora (P) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord
  • Comerica (CMA) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich.

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