Analyst calls: Tiffany upgraded to 'buy'

Caterpillar is downgraded to 'hold,' while Vivus is upgraded to 'hold.'

By MSN Money Partner Jul 18, 2012 11:44AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

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
Wednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • 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
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:  
  • Aflac (AFL) initiated with a Neutral at UBS
  • Genworth (GNW) initiated with a Neutral at UBS
  • MetLife (MET) initiated with a Buy at UBS
  • Prudential (PRU) initiated with a Neutral at UBS
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