Analyst calls: Exxon Mobil upgraded to 'buy'

First Solar gets both upgraded and downgraded.

By MSN Money Partner Apr 18, 2012 11:04AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:  
  • AIG (AIG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair
  • First Solar (FSLR) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Cantor, and to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
  • Polaris Industries (PII) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Exxon Mobil (XOM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • C.H. Robinson (CHRW) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Wednesday's noteworthy downgrades include:  
  • Comerica (CMA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
  • Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • First Solar (FSLR) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Wunderlich
  • Toll Brothers (TOL) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna
  • Yahoo! (YHOO) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Pacific Crest
Wednesday's noteworthy initiations include:  
  • Acuity Brands (AYI) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray
  • Bankrate (RATE) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
  • Blackstone (BX) initiated with a Buy at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Fresenius Medical (FMS) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird
  • Guess (GES) initiated with an Above Average at Caris
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