Analyst calls: Amazon downgraded to 'equal weight'

Ralph Lauren is upgraded to 'buy,' while Deere is downgraded to 'market perform.'

By MSN Money Partner Feb 16, 2012 12:34PM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Expeditors (EXPD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • Polo Ralph Lauren (RL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
  • General Mills (GIS) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA
Thursday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Amazon.com (AMZN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Incyte (INCY) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Deere (DE) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Fresenius Medical (FMS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • NVIDIA (NVDA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • Pulte Group (PHM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Comcast (CMCSA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
  • Dell (DELL) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA
Thursday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Altria Group (MO) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies
  • Philip Morris (PM) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies
  • Reynolds American (RAI) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies
  • Lorillard (LO) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
  • Maxim Integrated (MXIM) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
  • Mohawk (MHK) initiated with an Underperform at Macquarie
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