Analyst calls: Chesapeake upgraded

Ford is downgraded to 'underperform,' and JetBlue is downgraded to 'underperform.'

By MSN Money Partner Jan 30, 2013 1:05PM
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Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • KB Home (KBH) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Norfolk Southern (NSC) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
  • Viacom (VIAB) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Cowen
  • Tempur-Pedic (TPX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc
  • AK Steel (AKS) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie
Wednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Amazon.com (AMZN) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA
  • Ford (F) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA
  • Fossil (FOSL) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Brean Capital
  • Harley-Davidson (HOG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • JetBlue (JBLU) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
  • Lennar (LEN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • OpenTable (OPEN) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer
  • U.S. Bancorp (USB) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorganbas
  • Union Pacific (UNP) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities
  • Yum Brands (YUM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
  • Canadian Pacific (CP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Exxon Mobil (XOM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
  • Hess Corp. (HES) downgraded to Neutral from Add at Capital One
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • priceline.com (PCLN) initiated with a Buy at Ascendiant Capital
  • Workday (WDAY) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland Securities
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