These are some of this Wednesday’s key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) Started as Equal-weight at Morgan Stanley.
Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) Started as Underweight at Morgan Stanley.
AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) Cut to Hold at S&P Equity Research (late Tuesday call).
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) Started as Underweight at Morgan Stanley.
American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMLN) Raised to Outperform at Leerink Swann.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) Raised to Overweight at HSBC.
Coach Inc. (NYSE: COH) Started as Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) Started as Equal-weight at Morgan Stanley.
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) Raised to Buy at Auriga.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE: KKR) Started as Buy at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
Limited Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LTD) Started as Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
Tellabs Inc. (NASDAQ: TLAB) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
UBS AG (NYSE: UBS) Cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
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