Analyst calls: Carnival downgraded to 'neutral'

Goldman downgrades Philip Morris, while CIBC upgrades Potash Corp.

By MSN Money Partner Jan 17, 2012 11:59AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Charles Schwab (SCHW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • LyondellBasell (LYB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Medtronic (MDT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Applied Materials (AMAT) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • Potash (POT) upgraded to Sector Outperformer from Sector Performer at CIBC
  • Panera Bread (PNRA) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Hess Corp. (HES) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Howard Weil
Tuesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Intel (INTC) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JP Morgan
  • AK Steel (AKS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • UPS (UPS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • FedEx (FDX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
  • Canadian National (CNI) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies
  • Dreamworks (DWA) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
  • IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Philip Morris (PM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Regeneron (REGN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital
  • Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
  • JetBlue (JBLU) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Dahlman Rose
  • Carnival (CCL) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JP Morgan
  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Howard Weil
Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Consol Energy (CNX) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • Steel Dynamics (STLD) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • Microsoft (MSFT) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James

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