Upgrades and Downgrades for Friday, 3/1


  • Target (TGT) upgraded by Wells Fargo from Market Perform to Outperform
  • Telefonica (TEF) upgraded by Goldman from Conviction Sell to Neutral
  • International Paper (IP) upgraded by RBC Capital from Sector Perform to Outperform
  • Autodesk (ADSK) upgraded by Jefferies from Hold to Buy
  • Illumina (ILMN) upgraded by UBS from Neutral to Buy 
  • RWE AG (RWEOY) upgraded by Citigroup from Sell to Neutral 
  • Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) upgraded by Cantor from Hold to Buy
  • priceline.com (PCLN) upgraded by Lazard Capital from Neutral to Buy 
  • Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) upgraded by UBS from Neutral to Buy 
  • Aflac (AFL) upgraded by Evercore from Equal Weight to Overweight
  • Westlake Chemical (WLK) upgraded by JPMorgan from Neutral to Overweight


  • Visa (V) downgraded by Argus from Buy to Hold
  • Wendy’s (WEN) downgraded by Morgan Stanley from Equal Weight to Underweight 
  • Deutsche Bank (DB) downgraded by Goldman from Neutral to Sell 
  • Fulton Financial (FULT) downgraded by Sterne Agee from Buy to Neutral
  • MICROS (MCRS) downgraded by Jefferies from Buy to Hold 
  • Darden (DRI) downgraded by UBS from Buy to Neutral
  • Duke Energy (DUK) downgraded by Citigroup from Buy to Neutral
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) downgraded by Societe Generale  from Buy to Hold 
  • Cincinnati Bell (CBB) downgraded by Raymond James from Strong Buy to Outperform  
  • OmniVision (OVTI) downgraded by Raymond James from Outperform to Market Perform
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