Analyst calls: Facebook upgraded

Aeropostale is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Yahoo is upgraded to 'conviction buy' at Goldman.

By MSN Money Partner Nov 26, 2012 12:44PM
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Monday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Anadigics (ANAD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham
  • Barclays (BCS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Broadcom (BRCM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark Co
  • Eaton (ETN) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Atlantic Equities
  • Exelon (EXC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Facebook (FB) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
  • Knight Capital (KCG) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette
  • Lockheed Martin (LMT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
  • Mosaic (MOS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
  • Research In Motion (RIMM) upgraded to Sector Outperformer from Underperformer at CIBC
  • Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
  • AK Steel (AKS) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS
photodiskMonday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Aeropostale (ARO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital
  • Agrium (AGU) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities
  • Ball (BLL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • McDonald's (MCD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Lazard Capital
  • VeriSign (VRSN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at First Analysis
  • Illumina (ILMN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
  • Heinz (HNZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Honda (HMC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
Monday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Apple (AAPL) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
  • BP (BP) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas
  • Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) initiated with a Buy at UBS
  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) initiated with an Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas
  • SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Zillow (Z) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Sarepta (SRPT) initiated with an Outperform at Burrill
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