Analyst calls: Halliburton upgraded
Ford is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and Saks is initiated with a 'buy.'
Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- EBay (EBAY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
- JPMorgan (JPM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
- Sony (SNE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
- Tiffany (TIF) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC
- Amgen (AMGN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
- CF Industries (CF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Dahlman Rose
- Agrium (AGU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Dahlman Rose
- Panera Bread (PNRA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Miller Tabak
- Halliburton (HAL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Global Hunter
- Canadian Pacific (CP) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Canaccord
- Flowserve (FLS) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at CL King
- Ford (F) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
- Goldman Sachs (GS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
- IAMGOLD (IAG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
- Medtronic (MDT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich
- Noble Corp. (NE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
- United Continental (UAL) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill, and to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham
- MGIC Investment (MTG) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie
- Cypress Semiconductor (CY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich
- Accenture (ACN) initiated with an Overweight at Evercore
- Amazon.com (AMZN) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
- Aon Corp. (AON) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
- Red Hat (RHT) initiated with an Outperform at Northland Securities
- Sarepta (SRPT) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen
- EBay (EBAY) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna.
- Saks (SKS) initiated with a Buy at Maxim
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