Analyst calls: Bank of America upgraded to 'buy'
NetApp is downgraded to 'sector perform,' and retailers are initiated at UBS.
Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Banco Bilbao (BBVA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
- Telefonica (TEF) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS
- Bank of America (BAC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim
- MetLife (MET) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
- BT Group (BT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
- SAP (SAP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at ThinkEquity
- Wal-Mart de Mexico (WMMVY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
- NetApp (NTAP) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at FBN Securities
- General Dynamics (GD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Lazard Capital
- J.C. Penney (JCP) initiated with a Neutral at UBS
- Kohl's (KSS) initiated with a Neutral at UBS
- Macy's (M) initiated with a Neutral at UBS
- Nordstrom (JWN) initiated with a Buy at UBS
- Saks (SKS) initiated with a Neutral at UBS
- FIS (FIS) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
- NVIDIA (NVDA) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
- New Oriental Education (EDU) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
- Sealed Air (SEE) initiated with a Hold at KeyBanc
- Yelp (YELP) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies, with a Neutral at Citigroup, with a Neutral at Goldman, with a Perform at Oppenheimer
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