Analyst calls: Abbott, Costco, Mosaic downgraded

Bernstein upgraded Yum! Brands to 'outperform,' while Citigroup initiated Sirius XM with a 'buy.'

By MSN Money Partner Dec 9, 2011 11:51AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • PEPCO Holdings (POM) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Ensco (ESV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
  • Yum! Brands (YUM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
Friday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Diamond Offshore (DO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Abbott (ABT) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
  • Costco (COST) downgraded to Negative from Neutral at Susquehanna
  • Mosaic (MOS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JP Morgan
  • T. Rowe Price (TROW) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Sirius XM (SIRI) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
  • MeadWestvaco (MWV) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird
  • Allscripts (MDRX) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
  • SandRidge Energy (SD) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Sears Holdings (SHLD) initiated with an Underperform, $6 target at Imperial Capital

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