Analyst calls: Bank of America upgraded

Halliburton is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Diamond Foods is downgraded to 'underperform.'

By MSN Money Partner Nov 19, 2012 2:48PM
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Monday's notable upgrades include:
  • Actuant (ATU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc
  • Agilent (A) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Agnico-Eagle (AEM) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • Altria Group (MO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
  • Astoria Financial (AF) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee
  • Athenahealth (ATHN) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James
  • Bank of America (BAC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Barclays (BCS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • CSC (CSC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Dean Foods (DF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • E-Trade (ETFC) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Evercore
  • Finish Line (FINL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Gilford Securities
  • Flowers Foods (FLO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc
  • Halliburton (HAL) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
  • PetSmart (PETM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
  • Quest Diagnostics (DGX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie
  • Randgold Resources (GOLD) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • SAP (SAP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair
  • Sandridge Mississippian Trust (SDT) upgraded to Market Perform at Raymond James
  • Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Suncor (SU) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Williams-Sonoma (WSM) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
comstockMonday's notable downgrades include:
  • AK Steel (AKS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow
  • Cepheid (CPHD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Diamond Foods (DMND) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies
  • DryShips (DRYS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • VF Corp. (VFC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson
Monday's notable initiations include:
  • Marriott (MAR) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies
  • Starwood Hotels (HOT) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
  • WEX Inc. (WXS) initiated with an Equal Weight at Evercore
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Nov 19, 2012 3:46PM
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Bank of America a Criminal organization who has no respect for its lower end customer base ! Downgraded DIE BANK OF AMERICA DIE !!
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