Analyst calls: Google, Yahoo downgraded

Apple was initiated with a 'buy,' while Nokia was upgraded to 'outperform.'

By MSN Money Partner Jan 5, 2012 1:13PM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Barclays (BCS) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • Pacific Sunwear (PSUN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
  • Nokia (NOK) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Credit Suisse
  • Take-Two (TTWO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MKM Partners
  • Anadarko (APC) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James
Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Google (GOOG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark Co
  • Yahoo (YHOO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • Boston Beer (SAM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
  • Exelon (EXC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Constellation Energy (CEG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Consolidated Edison (ED) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • BlackRock (BLK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee
  • Vale (VALE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • J.B. Hunt (JBHT) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • C.H. Robinson (CHRW) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Pall (PLL) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie
  • Ericsson (ERIC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Ralcorp (RAH) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Apple (AAPL) initiated with a Buy at Auriga
  • VMware (VMW) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
  • Beazer Homes (BZH) initiated with an In-Line at Imperial Capital
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