Analyst calls: Adobe upgraded and downgraded

Exxon Mobil is downgraded to 'neutral,' and TiVo is initiated with a 'buy.'

By MSN Money Partner Dec 14, 2012 12:49PM
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Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Adobe (ADBE) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at JMP Securities
  • DaVita (DVA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
  • Host Hotels (HST) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Marathon Oil (MRO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Ryder (R) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Sanofi (SNY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
  • WebMD (WBMD) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James
  • CVS Caremark (CVS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
  • Boston Scientific (BSX) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Barclays
comstockFriday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • BP (BP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • CME Group (CME) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
  • Exxon Mobil (XOM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • NASDAQ (NDAQ) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
  • Wynn Resorts (WYNN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Adobe (ADBE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital
  • National Oilwell (NOV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim
  • Clearwire (CLWR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • BMC Software (BMC) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital
  • Burger King (BKW) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill
  • Hornbeck Offshore (HOS) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
  • Informatica (INFA) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Microsoft (MSFT) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital, and with a Neutral at Janney Capital (Microsoft owns and publishes Top Stocks, an MSN Money site.)
  • Molycorp (MCP) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird
  • Oracle (ORCL) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital
  • Parametric Technology (PMTC) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital
  • SAP (SAP) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital
  • Salesforce.com (CRM) initiated with a Neutral at Longbow
  • TiVo (TIVO) initiated with a Buy at Goldman
  • Deere (DE) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
  • Clorox (CLX) coverage resumed with a Neutral at Goldman
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