Analyst calls: Texas Instruments upgraded
BB&T is both upgraded and downgraded, while H&R Block is initiated with a 'buy.'
Monday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- BB&T (BBT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
- Beam Inc. (BEAM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
- Cablevision (CVC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord
- Wright Express (WXS) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
- Texas Instruments (TXI) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Stern Agee
- Eaton (ETN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MKM Partners
- Capital One (COF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Rochdale
- Air Products (APD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
- BB&T (BBT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee
- Cliffs Natural (CLF) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
- Edwards Lifesciences (EW) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
- El Paso Pipeline (EPB) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
- Equity Residential (EQR) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
- PSEG (PEG) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
- SanDisk (SNDK) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
- Canadian Pacific (CP) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
Monday's noteworthy initiations include:
- Public Storage (PSA) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
- H&R Block (HRB) initiated with a Buy at BTIG
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