Analyst calls: Wal-Mart downgraded

Yahoo is upgraded to 'buy,' and Google is downgraded to 'market perform.'

By MSN Money Partner Feb 4, 2013 1:03PM
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Monday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • BlackBerry (BBRY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
  • Mead Johnson (MJN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • St. Jude Medical (STJ)  upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Texas Instruments (TXN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group
  • Wynn Resorts (WYNN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group
  • Tyson Foods (TSN) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at CLSA
  • Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Valero Energy (VLO) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie
Monday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • stock market comstockChevron (CVX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Google (GOOG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
  • Hershey (HSY) downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman
  • LeapFrog (LF) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at Ascendiant Capital
  • Merck (MRK) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Vodafone (VOD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Clearwire (CLWR) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at DA Davidson
  • New York Times (NYT) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Lazard Capital
  • Tiffany (TIF) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Monness Crespi
  • Comerica (CMA) downgraded to Neutral from Long-Term Buy at Hilliard Lyons
  • Expedia (EXPE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Monness Crespi
  • Guess (GES) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Buckingham
  • AB InBev (BUD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
Monday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Dover (DOV) initiated with a Buy at Ascendiant Capital
  • Fusion-io (FIO) initiated with a Neutral at UBS
  • Deutsche Bank (DB) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
  • Credit Suisse (CS) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord
  • UBS (UBS) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
  • Sprint (S) initiated with a Neutral at Cowen
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