These are some of this Wednesday’s top analyst calls with upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research firms.
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY) Cut to Hold at Jefferies.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) Raised target to $438 at Kaufman Bros; Reiterated Buy with $375 target at Needham; Oppenheimer raised target to $425.
The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) Raised to Buy at Jefferies.
Bunge Ltd. (NYSE: BG) Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) Cut estimates for 2011 and 2012 at BofA/ML.
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) Raised to Hold at Citigroup.
Cree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) Kept at Hold but lowered target to $52 at Kaufman Bros.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: CY) Raised to Buy at UBS.
DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) Started as Neutral at Stern Agee.
Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) Added to Focus List at Credit Suisse.
Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVNT) Cut to Underperform at BofA/ML.
United States Steel Corp oration (NYSE: X) Raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.
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