These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen early this Thursday morning:
Allied Irish Banks (NYSE: AIB) Cut to Sell at RBS.
Bank of Ireland (NYSE: IRE) Cut to Sell at RBS.
Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) Cut to Market Perform at Bernstein.
CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) Cut to Sell at Goldman Sachs.
Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL) Raised to Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) Raised to Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
Dreamworks Animation (NYSE: DWA) Raised to Buy at UBS.
Expeditors International (NASDAQ: EXPD) Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) Raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.
Telus Corp. (NYSE: TU) Cut to Sector Perform at RBC Capital.
Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) Raised to Neutral at UBS.
Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) Started as Neutral at UBS.
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JON C. OGG