Notable Analyst Rating Changes 11/28: (AKAM) (AKS) (OMC) Upgraded; (CTL) (ESV) (VRTX) Downgraded

November 28, 2012 10:45 AM EST Send to a Friend
UPGRADES
Piper Jaffray upgrades Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM) from Neutral to Overweight, moving its price target up $2 to $40.

Dahlman Rose raises AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) from Sell to Hold. Click Here for more color.

Pivotal Research lifts Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) from Hold to Buy with a price target of $56. Click Here for more color.

Deutsche Bank boosts Pioneer Energy Services Corp (NYSE: PES) from Hold to Buy, adjusting its price target from $7 up to $10. Click Here for more color.

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DOWNGRADES
Piper Jaffray downgrades CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) from Overweight to Neutral, moving its price target from $45 down to $42.

Deutsche Bank trims ENSCO International Plc (NYSE: ESV) from Buy to Hold, moving its price target from $56 to $58. Click Here for more color.

Argus lowers Vertex (Nasdaq: VRTX) from Buy to Hold.

Piper Jaffray cuts Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) from Neutral to Underweight, moving its price target from $8 down to $6.50.

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NEW COVERAGE
Deutsche Bank initiates Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: IDIX) with a Buy rating and price target of $7. Click Here for more color.

BMO Capital starts Checkpoint Software (Nasdaq: CHKP) with an Outperform and $48 target.

Baird commences Vodafone (Nasdaq: VOD) at Outperform.

Drexel Hamilton begins Hartford Financial Services (NYSE: HIG) at Buy and $25 price target.

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