Analyst calls: Amazon upgraded

McDonald's is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Akamai is upgraded to 'buy.'

By MSN Money Partner May 15, 2012 10:51AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include: 
  • Akamai (AKAM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
  • Amazon.com (AMZN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Cepheid (CPHD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
  • Flextronics (FLEX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
  • Jabil Circuit (JBL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
  • Juniper (JNPR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
  • Silver Wheaton (SLW) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
  • Dominion (D) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • Southern Company (SO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Tuesday's noteworthy downgrades include: 
  • Applied Materials (AMAT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham
  • McDonald's (MCD) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Cowen
  • Thermo Fisher (TMO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho
  • Xcel Energy (XEL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • Life Technologies (LIFE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho
Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies
  • Phillips 66 (PSX) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
  • Retail Properties of America (RPAI) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank, and with a Neutral at JPMorgan
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