Credit Upgrades


  • Call of the Day: Apple Upgrade to Strong Buy     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders have the play on Disney, Tesla, and Best Buy. And Tavis McCourt defends his Apple upgrade and $600 price target.

  • Home Sweet Homebuilders     Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    Lennar's upgrade may present an attractive entry point in the home builder's space, says CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Why Moody's Won't Downgrade Berkshire Hathaway Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 12:51 PM ET
    Warren Buffett called derivatives “financial weapons of mass destruction”

    Berkshire Hathaway owns 11 percent of the ratings agency. Will this keep it from getting downgraded by Moody's?

  • BGC Analyst Defends Apple Upgrade     Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    Colin Gillis, BGC analyst, discusses his contrarian call on Apple, explaining why he believes the stock's recent weakness may present a buying opportunity for investors.

  • Another Bullish Call on Best Buy     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:40 AM ET

    The big box story got an upgrade to "outperform", with Peter Keith, Piper Jaffray analyst.

  • Will Moody's Downgrade Venezuela Again?     Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    Aaron Freedman, Moody's, explains why the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will not have an immediate impact on the country's sovereign rating.

  • Can BlackBerry 10 Save RIMM?     Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    Peter Misek, Jefferies analyst, explains why he upgraded Research in Motion to a "buy" and put a $1950 price target on the stock.

  • Todd Hagerman, Sterne Agee analyst, explains why he upgraded Citi and JPMorgan from "neutral" to "buy."

  • Roadmap for Monday Markets     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team report on the market moving stories of the day; including Mitt Romney's choice for running mate, Paul Ryan; discussing whether the market melt-up can continue; and weighing in on whether high-multiple defensive stocks have topped out.

  • Time to Buy RIM on Upgrade?     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    Alex Gauna, JMP Securities senior research analyst, discusses his outlook on Research in Motion and why he upgraded the company to "market perform."

  • Morgan Stanley Under Scrutiny     Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 10:52 AM ET

    Brennan Hawken, UBS director of equity research, discusses Facebook's poorly executed IPO, Morgan Stanley's role as underwriter and why he maintains a "buy" rating and price target of $19 on Morgan Stanley.

  • Moody's Upgrades Ford & Its Blue Oval Return     Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 10:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Ford's second upgrade allows the automaker to reclaim all of the assets it posted as collateral in 2006, including its "Blue Oval" logo, with Bill Ford, Ford Motor executive chairman.

  • Trading Groupon's Comeback     Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 12:15 PM ET

    Groupon might be up 17% today, but there are a lot of skeptics on the stock, reports CNBC's Seema Mody. Aaron Kessler, Raymond James senior internet analyst, also offers insight on the trending stock; and the FMHR crew share their trades on Amazon after Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to "outperform."

  • Toll Brothers Upgraded to 'Buy', Analyst     Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 5:32 PM ET

    The Fast Money crew with the after-hours play on SanDisk's Q1 earnings, and the trade on homebuilders, with Nishu Sood, Deutsche Bank analyst, who discusses his upgrade of Toll Brothers to a "buy".

  • Meredith Whitney Upgrades Citi to 'Hold'     Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 12:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly has the details of Meredith Whitney's upgrade on Citigroup from an "underperform" rating to a "hold", amid improved operating metrics.

  • The Squawk on the Street crew weighs in on Citi's earnings beat; Caterpillar's upgrade to "buy" from "neutral"; the spike in Spanish yields; and Coty's continued interest in acquiring Avon.

  • Disney: 'Happiest' Stock in the Market?     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 2:32 PM ET

    Shares of Disney gained following an upgrade at Goldman Sachs, but Anthony DiClemente, Barclays analyst, discusses why he recently downgraded the stock.

  • Telsa Electrified, Older Cars on the Road     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Goldman Sachs upgrades Telsa shares to a "buy" rating and place a price target at $35 on the stock. Also, a look at a new study that shows older and older cars are on the road, despite increasing new car sales.

  • Upgrade for BP & Downgrade for HES     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:39 PM ET

    Discussing BP's upgrade to "strong buy" and Hess's downgrade to "outperform", with Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James, and the play on energy and fertilizer stocks, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Simpsons Ending, News Corp Higher     Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 1:51 PM ET

    CNBC's David Faber and Julia Boorstin discuss the negativity surrounding Rupert Murdoch and whether there is an investment opportunity in News Corp's upgrade from RBC Capital Markets.