Analyst calls: CBS upgraded

Boeing is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Vivus is downgraded to 'sell.'

By MSN Money Partner Jan 17, 2013 12:48PM
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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
Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • 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
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • 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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