Analyst calls: Facebook initiated with a 'hold'

Siemens is upgraded to 'buy,' and Viacom is downgraded to 'above average.'

By MSN Money Partner May 25, 2012 11:01AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:  
  • Carter's (CRI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Eastman Chemical (EMN) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Illinois Tool Works (ITW) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Rogers Communications (RCI) upgraded to Buy from Buy at TD Securities
  • Salesforce.com (CRM) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
  • Siemens (SI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Friday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • Heinz (HNZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies, and to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Lululemon (LULU) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc
  • Maxwell (MXWL) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush
  • NetApp (NTAP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
  • Viacom (VIA) downgraded to Above Average from Buy at Caris
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:  
  • Facebook (FB) initiated with a Hold at Capstone
  • Life Technologies (LIFE) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • LivePerson (LPSN) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer
  • Grainger (GWW) initiated with a Hold at Wunderlich
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