These are some of this Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen having an impact from Wall Street research calls.
American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: MTGE) Started as Hold at Citigroup; Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) Raised to Strong Buy at S&P Equity Research (late Monday call).
The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) Started as Buy at Ticonderoga.
Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCM) Reiterated Buy with $46 target at Argus.
Dow CHemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) Started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
EI DuPont de Nemours & Co. (NYSE: DD) Started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) Raised to Outperform at RBC.
Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) Started as Equal-Weight at Morgan Stanley.
Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) Raised to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE: LYB) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) named as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) Cut estimates but maintained Outperform at Credit Suisse.
SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWRA) Raised to Buy at Auriga.
Titan International Inc. (NYSE: TWI) named as value stock of the day at Zacks.
VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) Raised to Buy at S&P Equity Research (late Monday call).
JON C. OGG