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Friday, July 18, 2008

Pre Market Analyst Calls

These are not all of the upgrades or positive analyst calls seen this morning but these are some of the top calls seen this Friday morning:

  • Aventine Renewable (NYSE: AVR) Raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
  • Ball Corp (NYSE: BLL) Raised to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
  • Celanese (NYSE: CE) Started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
  • Entergy (NYSE: ETR) Raised to Buy from Hold at Jefferies.
  • HCP (NYSE: HCP) Raised To Buy From Neutral By Goldman Sachs.
  • Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE: HR) Started as Outperform at Wachovia.
  • Merck (NYSE: MRK) Started as Buy at Citigroup.
  • Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) Started as Outperform at RBC Capital.
  • Patterson-UTI Energy (NASDAQ: PTEN) Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
  • UAL (NASDAQ: UAUA) Raised to Overweight from Underweight at JPMorgan.
  • Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) Raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Wachovia.
  • VeraSun Energy (NYSE: VSE) Raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
These are not all of the Downgrades or negative analyst calls seen this morning but these are some of the top calls seen this Friday morning:
  • Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) Cut to Outperform from Top Pick at RBC Capital.
  • Coca Cola (NYSE: KO) removed from Goldman Sachs Conviction Buy List.
  • EBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) Cut to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs.
  • Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) Cut to Hold from Buy at Jefferies.
  • International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) Cut to Hold from Buy at Citigroup; Cut to Perform at Oppenheimer.
  • Macerich (NYSE: MAC) Cut To Neutral From Buy By Goldman Sachs
  • Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) and Tesoro (NYSE: TSO) Cut to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein.
  • Virtusa (NASDAQ: VRTU) Cut to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan.

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