Analyst calls: Aeropostale upgraded

BlackBerry is downgraded to 'market perform,' and LinkedIn is initiated with a 'neutral.'

By MSN Money Partner May 15, 2013 12:04PM
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Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Aeropostale (ARO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
  • Gap (GPS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Regal-Beloit (RBC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Unilever (UN) upgraded to Buy from Reduce at Nomura
  • Prudential (PRU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
  • Inergy, L.P. (NRGY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Noble Energy (NBL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
Wednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • BlackBerry (BBRY) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
  • Brunswick (BC) downgraded to Market Perform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
  • Charles Schwab (SCHW) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
  • Clorox (CLX) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Domino's Pizza (DPZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Miller Tabak
  • E-Trade (ETFC) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
  • Golar LNG (GLNG) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
  • Janus Capital (JNS) downgraded to Underweight from Overweight at Barclays
  • NYSE Euronext (NYX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
  • Smithfield Foods (SFD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T
  • TD Ameritrade (AMTD) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
  • Wyndham (WYN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital
  • Golden Star Resources (GSS) downgraded at BMO Capital
  • KeyCorp (KEY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Ciena (CIEN) initiated with an Overweight at Evercore
  • LinkedIn (LNKD) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird
  • PDL BioPharma (PDLI) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • UIL Holdings (UIL) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • AbbVie (ABBV) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen
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