Analyst calls: Tiffany upgraded to 'buy'
Caterpillar is downgraded to 'hold,' while Vivus is upgraded to 'hold.'
Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Hillshire Brands (HSH) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
- Tiffany (TIF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
- Vivus (VVUS) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies
- American Tower (AMT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
- CNH Global (CNH) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
- Caterpillar (CAT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies, and to Neutral from Buy at Longbow
- Eaton (ETN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
- Titan International (TWI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
- Dolby (DLB) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
- Rovi (ROVI) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan, and to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
- LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna
- Universal Health (UHS) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna
- New Oriental Education (EDU) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer
- Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) downgraded to Sector Perform from Top Pick at RBC Capital
- Whole Foods (WFM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Williams Capital
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