Early Research Calls

By Traders Huddle | November 28, 2012 AAA

New York, November 28th (TradersHuddle.com) - Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open.

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) was upgraded to Overweight at Piper Jaffray.

AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) was upgraded to a Hold at Dahlman Rose.

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) was downgraded to a Neutral at Piper Jaffray.

Ensco (NYSE: ESV) was downgraded to a Hold at Deutsche Bank.

Entergy (NYSE: ETR) was upgraded to Outperform at Macquarie.

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) was upgraded to Outperform at Oppenheimer.

Fred's (NASDAQ: FRED) was downgraded to a Neutral at Sun Trust Robinson Humphrey.

Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ: HERO) was upgraded to a Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR) was upgraded to a Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Patterson-UTI (NASDAQ: PTEN) was upgraded to a Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Rowan Companies (NYSE: RDC) was downgraded to a Hold at Deutsche Bank.

Seadrill Ltd (NYSE: SDRL) was downgraded to a Hold at Deutsche Bank.

Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE) was upgraded to Overweight at HSBC Securities.

Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) was downgraded to Underweight at Piper Jaffray.

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