These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls this Thursday. There are many reports this morning!
ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) Cut to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX) Raised to Overweight at Barclays.
Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) Cut to Equal-Weight at Morgan Stanley.
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE: BBVA) Cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP) Cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) Raised to Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) Raised to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) Started as Sell at Goldman Sachs.
Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) Cut to Underperform at BofA/ML.
FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) Started as Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Hillshire Brands (NYSE: HSH) Started as Outperform at Bernstein.
JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) Started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Lexmark International (NYSE: LXK) Cut to Underweight at Barclays.
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK) Cut to Underweight at Piuper Jaffray.
Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.
Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) Cut to Perform at Oppenheimer.
Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) Raised to Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) Raised to Neutral from Sell at UBS; Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) Cut to Underweight at Morgan Stanley.
United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) Started as Sell at Goldman Sachs.
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) Raised to Outperform at Wells Fargo.
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JON C. OGG