Upgrades and Downgrades for Monday, 3/4


  • Yahoo! (YHOO) upgraded by Barclays from Equal Weight to Overweight 
  • Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) upgraded by Goldman from Neutral to Buy 
  • Lexmark (LXK) upgraded by Barclays from Underweight to Equal Weight
  • Merck (MRK) upgraded by BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy  
  • Dean Foods (DF) upgraded by KeyBanc from Hold to Buy
  • Charles Schwab (SCHW) upgraded by Bernstein from Market Perform to Outperform
  • Vornado (VNO) upgraded by ISI Group from Cautious to Neutral
  • Aqua America (WTR) upgraded by HSBC from Neutral to Overweight 
  • DiamondRock (DRH) upgraded by RBC Capital from Underperform to Sector Perform


  • Aon Corp. (AON) downgraded by Goldman from Buy to Neutral 
  • CONSOL Energy (CNX) downgraded by Goldman from Buy to Neutral 
  • LaSalle Hotel (LHO) downgraded by Goldman from Neutral to Sell  
  • Bristol-Myers (BMY) downgraded by BofA/Merrill to Neutral
  • ExlService (EXLS) downgraded by Needham from Buy to Hold
  • Duke Energy (DUK) downgraded by ISI Group from Buy to Neutral
  • McDermott (MDR) downgraded by KeyBanc from Buy to Hold  
  • Southern Company (SO) downgraded by Citigroup from Buy to Neutral
  • Ares Capital (ARCC) downgraded by BofA/Merrill from Buy to Neutral
  • Foster Wheeler (FWLT) downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus from Buy to Hold
  • PDC Energy (PDCE) downgraded by Hilliard Lyons from Long-Term Buy to Neutral 
  • McDermott (MDR) downgraded by Global Hunter from Buy to Neutral
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