These are some of this Thursday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls:
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ: AMCC) Cut to Sell at S&P Equity Research (late Wednesday call).
Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX) Started as Hold at Stifel Nicloaus.
Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR) Started as Buy at Kaufman Bros.
Flextronics International LTD. (NASDAQ: FLEX) Cut to Buy from Strong Buy at S&P Equity Research (late Wednesday call).
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) Started as Equalweight at Morgan Stanley.
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) Started as Hold at Stifel Nicloaus.
Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (NASDAQ: MPEL) Raised to Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO) Started as Market Perform at KBW.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) Started as Hold at ThinkEquity.
PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.
Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RTP) Raised to Outperform at RBC.
Zimmer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZMH) Started as Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
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