Analyst calls: Gilead downgraded to 'equal weight'

Garmin is upgraded to 'outperform,' while Oracle is downgraded to 'market perform.'

By MSN Money Partner Feb 21, 2012 11:46AM
Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com

Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
  • Life Technologies (LIFE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
  • Whiting Petroleum (WLL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Pritchard
  • Unum Group (UNM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
  • Broadcom (BRCM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Auriga
  • Garmin (GRMN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale
Tuesday's noteworthy downgrades include:
  • Oracle (ORCL) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities
  • Gilead (GILD) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
  • Host Hotels (HST) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
  • Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Norfolk Southern (NSC) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • CSX (CSX) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Anadarko (APC) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • KLA-Tencor (KLAC) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Limited (LTD) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna
  • Under Armour (UA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham
  • Marriott (MAR) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities
  • Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
Tuesday's noteworthy initiations include:
  • Dentsply (XRAY) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
  • Ivanhoe Mines (IVN) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
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