Analyst calls: CBS upgraded
Boeing is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Vivus is downgraded to 'sell.'
Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- GT Advanced (GTAT) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies
- Juniper (JNPR) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
- Medtronic (MDT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
- Mohawk (MHK) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Macquarie
- Rio Tinto (RIO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
- TAL International (TAL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
- CBS (CBS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush
- Exelon (EXC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
- BNY Mellon (BK) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capita
- Boeing (BA) downgraded to Underweight from Hold at BB&T
- Cisco (CSCO) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
- Corning (GLW) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
- Cree (CREE) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at Jefferies
- SAP (SAP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
- Vivus (VVUS) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Brean Capital
- Williams-Sonoma (WSM) downgraded to Market Perform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
- Informatica (INFA) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush
- Xcel Energy (XEL) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
- NextEra Energy (NEE) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
- Yum Brands (YUM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
- Goldman Sachs (GS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill
- Aflac (AFL) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
- Alkermes (ALKS) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
- Concho Resources (CXO) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital
- Eli Lilly (LLY) initiated with a Sell at CLSA
- Mosaic (MOS) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
- CF Industries (CF) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
- Potash (POT) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
- Monsanto (MON) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
- Agrium (AGU) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
- Tenet Healthcare (THC) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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