Upgrades and Downgrades for Friday, 2/22


  • Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) upgraded by UBS from Sell to Neutral
  • Morgan Stanley (MS) upgraded by HSBC from Underweight to Neutral  
  • Caterpillar (CAT) upgraded by Raymond James from Market Perform to Outperform
  • Total System (TSS) upgraded by Citigroup from Neutral to Buy 
  • Eagle Materials (EXP) upgraded by Sterne Agee from Neutral to Buy
  • RF Micro Devices (RFMD) upgraded by Lazard Capital from Neutral to Buy
  • Home Depot (HD,LOW) upgraded by Oppenheimer from Perform to Outperform
  • Yamana Gold (AUY) upgraded by HSBC from Neutral to Overweight
  • Skyworks (SWKS) upgraded by Stephens from Equal Weight to Overweight 
  • State Street (STT) upgraded by Jefferies from Hold to Buy
  • Time Warner Cable (TWC) upgraded by Macquarie from Neutral to Outperform


  • BP (BP) downgraded by Canaccord from Buy to Hold
  • BlackBerry (BBRY) downgraded by MKM Partners from Neutral to Sell
  • E-Trade (ETFC) downgraded by Nomura from Buy to Neutral
  • Teekay Tankers (TNK) downgraded by Wells Fargo from Outperform to Market Perform
  • Comcast (CMCSA) downgraded  by Macquarie from Outperform to Neutral
  • NetSpend (NTSP) downgraded by Citigroup  from Buy to Neutral
  • Volcano (VOLC) downgraded by Goldman from Conviction Buy to Neutral
  • Swift Energy (SFY) downgraded by Brean Capital from Buy to Hold
  • Berry Petroleum (BRY) downgraded by KeyBanc from Buy to Hold
  • Aircastle (AYR) downgraded  by Dahlman Rose from Buy to Hold
  • C.R. Bard (BCR) downgraded by Goldman from Neutral to Sell
  • Wendy’s (WEN) downgraded by Credit Suisse  from Neutral to Underperform
  • VeriFone (PAY) downgraded  by Argus from Buy to Hold
  • Potash (POT) downgraded by Dahlman Rose from Hold to Sell

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