2012-11-27 08:16:32 -
A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts
today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network ( bit.ly/equitybriefdaily)
and Equity Brief:
Citigroup initiated coverage on shares of Apple, Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL). They issued
a buy rating on the stock and set a $675.00 price target. They wrote, "After a
28% correction since 09/21/12 (since recovered to down 19%), Apple shares are
consistent with past corrections in its own history and that of its peers. With
y/y growth expected to stabilize in 1H13, we assert this sets up APPL to
appreciate toward our PT. But at $675, our price target is 11% below the
consensus target, reflecting our perception that risks for Apple are
increasingly coming into focus."
UBS AG upgraded shares of AK Steel Holding Co. (NYSE: AKS)
from a sell rating to
a neutral rating.
Citigroup downgraded shares of Akzo Nobel (NASDAQ: AKZOY) from a neutral rating
to a sell rating.
Needham & Company upgraded shares of ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) from a hold
rating to a buy rating. Needham & Company now has a $2.50 price target on the
Janney Montgomery Scott downgraded shares of Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) from
a buy rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $14.00 price target
on the stock.
JPMorgan Chase upgraded shares of Barclays Capital (BCS) from a neutral rating
to an overweight rating.
Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Ball Co. (BLL) from a buy rating to a hold
rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move
was a valuation call.
Exane BNP Paribas initiated coverage on shares of BP PLC (BP). They issued an
outperform rating on the stock.
Benchmark Co. upgraded shares of Broadcom Corp (BRCM) from a hold rating to a
Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Crown Cork & Seal (CCK) from a buy rating to
a hold rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that
the move was a valuation call.
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