Analyst calls: Coach upgraded to 'buy'
UBS initiates Dell with a 'neutral' and Hewlett-Packard with a 'sell.'
Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Amgen (AMGN) upgraded Buy from Sell at Lazard Capital
- Vivus (VVUS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Lazard Capital
- Applied Materials (AMAT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
- Freescale (FSL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
- LSI Corp. (LSI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
- Coach (COH) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord
- Tyson Foods (TSN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
- American Tower (AMT) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
- Atmel (ATML) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
- Federal Realty (FRT) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
- Gilead (GILD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Lazard Capital
- LAN Airlines (LFL) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
- Smithfield Foods (SFD) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
- BioMarin (BMRN) initiated with a Buy at Lazard Capital
- Pharmacyclics (PCYC) initiated with a Buy at Lazard Capital
- Questcor (QCOR) initiated with a Buy at Lazard Capital
- Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) initiated with a Buy at Lazard Capital
- Campbell Soup (CPB) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies
- Concur (CNQR) initiated with a Buy at Nomura
- Dell (DELL) initiated with a Neutral at UBS
- Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) initiated with a Sell at UBS
- Wal-Mart (WMT) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens
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