Analyst calls: Southwest upgraded to 'buy'

Fiserv is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Agilent is initiated with an 'overweight.'

By MSN Money Partner Jul 10, 2012 11:32AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:  
  • American Express (AXP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
  • Celanese (CE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
  • Southwest (LUV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee
  • Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • T. Rowe Price (TROW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
Tuesday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • Capital One (COF) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura
  • Domtar (UFS) downgraded to Outperform from Top Pick at RBC Capital
  • Louisiana Pacific (LPX) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Fiserv (FISV) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
  • MAKO Surgical (MAKO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Tyson Foods (TSN) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Viacom (VIA.B) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include:  
  • Agilent (A) initiated with an Overweight at ISI Group
  • Cepheid (CPHD) initiated with an Underweight at ISI Group
  • Hologic (HOLX) initiated with an Overweight at ISI Group
  • Life Technologies (LIFE) initiated with an Underweight at ISI Group
  • QIAGEN (QGEN) initiated with an Underweight at ISI Group
  • Thermo Fisher (TMO) initiated with an Overweight at ISI Group
  • Cheniere Energy (LNG) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
  • TiVo (TIVO) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
  • Wynn Resorts (WYNN) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
  • Las Vegas Sands (LVS) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
  • MGM Resorts (MGM) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
  • Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair
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