These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Friday.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) cut to Hold at Argus.
Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FOLD) cut to Underperform at Wedbush.
Brinker International Inc. (NYSE: EAT) raised to Buy at Stern Agee.
Crosstex Energy L.P. (NASDAQ: XTEX) started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) cut to Market Perform at FBR Capital Markets and reiterated Buy at BofA/ML.
Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) cut to Hold at Argus.
Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) reiterated Buy with $10 target at BofA/ML.
Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) cut to Neutral at Janney.
Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) cut to Neutral at Baird.
Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) was downgraded this morning after earnings by several firms: CLSA, National Bank and Paradigm Research. RIM maintained at Underperform at BofA/ML.
Whirlpool Inc. (NYSE: WHR) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.
24/7 Wall St. downgrades the Mayan Calendar to Strong Sell from Sell.
Here are some other outside (and internal) outlook pieces for the end of 2012 and 2013:
- Nine Big Biotech Winners for 2013
- Imagine this: Coal could be a top performer in 2013 after two really bad years.
- Silver and Gold Outlook for 2013
- Fortune’s Top 10 Stocks to Buy for 2013
- BofA’s 10 Defensive and Yield Stock Picks for 2013
- S&P 500 Upside Targets for 2013, from everyone
JON C. OGG