These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls this Wednesday.
American International Group (NYSE: AIG) Reiterated Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
Apollo Group Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) Maintained Hold at Argus.
Arcelor Mittal (NYSE: MT) target cut at Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan.
Aviva plc (NYSE: AV) Cut to Hold at Jefferies.
Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) Maintained Hold but cut 2012-2013 earnings estimates (2012 from $4.60 to $3.55; 2013 from $5.50 to $4.40) at Argus.
Breitburn Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: BBEP) Started as Neutral with $16 target at Credit Suisse.
Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) reiterated Buy and Raised target to $100 at Argus.
DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) Reiterated BUy with $68 target.
LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK) Cut to Sell from Hold at S&P Capital IQ (late Tuesday call); maintained Sell at Argus.
News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWSA) Raised to Buy at Needham.
SBA Communications (NASDAQ: SBAC) Reiterated Buy and raised price target to $67 at Canaccord Genuity.
Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ: YNDX) Raised to Buy at UBS.
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JON C. OGG