These are some of this Friday’s key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.
Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) Cut to Underperform at Wells Fargo.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) Cut to Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE: DO) added to Goldman Sachs’ Conviction Buy List.
3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) Raised to Neutral at JPMorgan.
FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
GT Solar International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLR) Added to BofA/ML Endeavor List.
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (NYSE: IPG) Reiterated Buy at Argus.
JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) Raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Liz Claiborne Inc. (NYSE: LIZ) Kept as Undeperform but cut target to $4 at BofA/ML.
Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) Reiterated Neutral but raised target to $75 at BofA/ML.
Monster Worldwide Inc (NYSE: MWW) kept as Outperform but target raised to $32 at Credit Suisse.
Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) Raised to Overwight at Morgan Stanley.
Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.
Rackspace Hosting, Inc (NYSE: RAX) Removed from BofA/ML Endeavor List.
United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
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