These are some of this Thursday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research calls.
AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) started as Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) cut to Hold at Jefferies and cut to Neutral at Janney.
BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) raised to Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Corinthian Colleges Inc. (NASDAQ: COCO) named Bear of the Day as the shift in for-profit education landscape continues to impact it at Zacks.
DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV) raised to Neutral at J.P. Morgan.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) started as Neutral at Stern Agee (late-Wednesday call).
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) named Bull of the Day as mother of all short squeezes at Zacks.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) cut to Underperform but raised target to $73 at Credit Suisse.
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) reiterated Buy with $35 target as multiyear turnaround story at Argus.
Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) raised to Neutral from Underweight at J.P. Morgan.
Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) reiterated Hold at Argus and noted, “Nokia, though no longer on the brink of catastrophe, is still in a fierce fight with Android, iOS, and newly renamed Blackberry.”
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) started as Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE: SLW) raised to Outperform with $49 price target at Credit Suisse.
Stryker Corp. (NYSE: SYK) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
TECO Energy Inc. (NYSE: TE) cut to Hold at Argus.
ValueClick Inc. (NASDAQ: VCLK) started as Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) cut to Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Jon C. Ogg