Analyst calls: Green Mountain downgraded to 'neutral'

Homebuilders are upgraded at Credit Suisse, and Herbalife is initiated with an 'overweight.'

By MSN Money Partner Mar 9, 2012 12:23PM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Toll Brothers (TOL) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Lennar (LEN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • D.R. Horton (DHI) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Kohl's (KSS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • AvalonBay (AVB) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • XL Group (XL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities
  • Cigna (CI) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
  • China Mobile (CHL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Aeropostale (ARO) upgraded to Above Average from Average at Caris
Friday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Martha Stewart (MSO) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Roth Capital
  • Smith & Nephew (SNN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Green Mountain (GMCR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • Ensco (ESV) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
  • Warner Chilcott (WCRX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Williams-Sonoma (WSM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Medtronic (MDT) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Argus
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Herbalife (HLF) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
  • Weight Watchers (WTW) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies
  • JPMorgan (JPM) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
  • Dick's (DKS) Sporting initiated with a Buy at Argus
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