Analyst calls: BP downgraded

Elan is upgraded to 'market perform,' and Affymax is downgraded to 'neutral.'

By MSN Money Partner Feb 25, 2013 1:29PM
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Monday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • AB InBev (BUD) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura
  • Cummins (CMI) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
  • RockTenn (RKT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Rockwood (ROC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at First Analysis
  • Safeway (SWY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
  • Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
  • VMware (VMW) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup
  • WebMD (WBMD) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James
  • Elan (ELN) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Leerink
  • Sotheby's (BID) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum
  • Occidental Petroleum (OXY) upgraded at Raymond James
  • Akamai (AKAM) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
Monday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • stock market comstockAeropostale (ARO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc
  • Affymax (AFFY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
  • PetSmart (PETM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Johnson Rice
  • BP (BP) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at ISI Group
  • Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at HSBC
  • Teva (TEVA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
  • Owens Corning (OC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Heinz (HNZ) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
Monday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Constellation Brands (STZ) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
  • Eaton (ETN) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • F5 Networks (FFIV) initiated wit a Sell at Off WallStreet Research
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