Analyst calls: ConocoPhillips downgraded

TripAdvisor is upgraded to 'buy,' and defense companies initiated with a 'sell' at CRT Capital.

By MSN Money Partner May 2, 2012 11:12AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:  
  • Edwards Lifesciences (EW) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Flextronics (FLEX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
  • Genworth (GNW) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
  • TripAdvisor (TRIP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS) upgraded to Outperform  at RBC Capital
  • Masco (MAS) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital
  • STMicroelectronics (STM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman, and to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup
Wednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • ConocoPhillips (COP) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
  • Heartland Payment (HPY) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • RadioShack (RSH) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:  
  • General Dynamics (GD) initiated with a Sell at CRT Capital
  • Lockheed Martin (LMT) initiated with a Sell at CRT Capital
  • Northrop Grumman (NOC) initiated with a Sell at CRT Capital
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