Analyst calls: Royal Bank of Scotland upgraded

Buffalo Wild Wings is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Dick's Sporting is initiated with a 'market perform.'

By MSN Money Partner Mar 16, 2012 11:22AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Wabtec (WAB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T
  • Lear (LEA) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
  • Shire (SHPGY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
  • Microsoft (MSFT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus (Microsoft owns and publishes Top Stocks, an MSN Money site.)
  • State Street (STT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Rochdale
  • Dell (DELL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Standpoint Research
Friday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • BlackRock (BLK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • Morgan Stanley (MS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • TD Ameritrade (AMTD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • Check Point (CHKP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Cowen
  • Red Hat (RHT) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Federal Realty (FRT) initiated with an In-Line at Imperial Capital
  • Dick's Sporting (DKS) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • SBA Communications (SBAC) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • American Tower (AMT) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals (ENDP) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
  • Warner Chilcott (WCRX) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
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