Analyst calls: Kellogg upgraded to 'buy'

Vivus is upgraded to 'hold,' and Principal Financial is upgraded to 'buy.'

By MSN Money Partner Feb 23, 2012 11:52AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Kellogg (K) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • HCA Holdings (HCA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Level 3 (LVLT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Vivus (VVUS) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Brean Murray
  • DirecTV (DTV) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
  • Principal Financial (PFG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee
  • Alexion (ALXN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Kyocera (KYO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • BorgWarner (BWA) initiated with a Buy at CLSA
  • Johnson Controls (JCI) initiated with an Outperform at CLSA
  • Lear (LEA) initiated with an Outperform at CLSA
  • MetLife (MET) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
  • Principal Financial (PFG) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
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