Analyst calls: Dollar General upgraded to 'buy'

Aetna is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Zynga is initiated with an 'underperform.'

By MSN Money Partner Mar 23, 2012 11:02AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Friday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Altria Group (MO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Cameron (CAM) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital
  • Deutsche Bank (DB) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
  • Discover (DFS) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Dollar General (DG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
  • Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital
  • Monster Worldwide (MWW) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
  • Morgan Stanley (MS) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital
  • Mosaic (MOS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
Friday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Aetna (AET) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Agrium (AGU) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Peabody Energy (BTU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Davenport
  • Randgold Resources (GOLD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
  • Reynolds American (RAI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Xilinx (XLNX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Auriga
Friday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Atmel (ATML) initiated with a Buy at Nomura
  • HCA Holdings (HCA) initiated with a Buy at Cantor
  • LINN Energy (LINE) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • Zynga (ZNGA) initiated with an Underperform at Needham
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