These are some of this Friday’s key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.
American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) Raised to Buy at Argus.
Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) Raised to Strong Buy from Buy at Needham.
Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR) Cut to Sector Perform at RBC.
Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) Started as Neutral at Credit Suisse.
CTC Media (NASDAQ: CTCM) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.
Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) Raised to Buy at S&P Equity Research (late Thursday call).
Fair Isaac Corp. (NYSE: FICO) Raised to Hold at S&P Equity Research.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) Raised to Buy at Roth Capital.
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) Raised to Buy at Roth Capital.
MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) Raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer; Credit Suisse issued Short-Term Buy and Raised target to $13 from $11.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) Reiterated Outperform and $36 target at Credit Suisse.
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) Raised to Buy at Roth Capital.
Portugal Telecom SGPS SA (NYSE: PT) Cut to Underperform at BNP Paribas.
U.S. Cellular Corp. (NYSE: USM) Cut to Sell at S&P Equity Research/
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