These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls this Thursday.
Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) Cut to Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE: BBVA) Raised to Neutral at BNP Paribas.
CME Group Icc. (NASDAQ: CME) Cut to Market Perform at Raymond James.
Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) Started as Neutral at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) Reiterated Buy with $96 target at Argus.
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) Raised to Neutral at Stern Agee.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS) Reiterated Buy and Raised target to $58 at Argus.
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) Raised to Buy at Caris; David Einhorn did not discuss the issue at the Value Investing Congress on Wednesday; Reiterated Buy with $76 target at Canaccord Genuity.
Helmerich & Payne Inc. (NYSE: HP) Raised to Buy with $55 target at Argus.
Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ: HBAN) Maintained Outperform but cut 2012/2013 estimates and maintained $8 target at Credit Suisse.
IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) Raised to Strong Buy at Raymond James.
Legg Mason Inc. (NYSE: LM) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.
SINA Corp. (NASDAQ: SINA) Raised to Overweight at Barclays.
Visa, Inc. (NYSE: V) Maintained Buy but removed from the Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
Waters Corp. (NYSE: WAT) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
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JON C. OGG