Analyst calls: Royal Bank of Scotland upgraded
Buffalo Wild Wings is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Dick's Sporting is initiated with a 'market perform.'
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
- 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
- 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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