Analyst calls: Akamai upgraded

Cheesecake Factory is upgraded to 'neutral,' and Intuit is downgraded to 'neutral.'

By MSN Money Partner Apr 25, 2013 10:47AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Akamai (AKAM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Apple (AAPL) upgraded to Buy from Long-Term Buy at Hilliard Lyons
  • Canadian Pacific (CP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
  • F5 Networks (FFIV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
  • Procter & Gamble (PG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust
  • Yum Brands (YUM) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James
  • Wellpoint (WLP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Monness Crespi
  • Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Buckingham
  • Western Digital (WDC) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at FBN Securities
  • Waste Management (WM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich
stock market comstockThursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Air Products (APD) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities
  • Intuit (INTU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup, and to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
  • McGraw-Hill (MHP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • T. Rowe Price (TROW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Procter & Gamble (PG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley
  • Western Digital (WDC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum
  • VMware (VMW) downgraded at Bernstein
  • First Solar (FSLR) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
  • Mellanox (MLNX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Workday (WDAY) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital
  • FactSet (FDS) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast
  • MetroPCS (PCS) coverage resumed with an Overweight at JPMorgan
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