These are some of this Friday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research calls.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reiterated Outperform and $600 price target by Credit Suisse.
Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS) raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE: HL) raised to Buy at Global Hunter.
Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) rose handily on Thursday after activist investor Carl Icahn got his way on the board. Now J.P. Morgan has raised its rating to Overweight from Neutral.
Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) has shuffled the chairs in the C-suite after earnings. Now Pandora has been raised to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray. Maintained Neutral but raised target to $13 from $10 at Credit Suisse.
Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) cut to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Skullcandy Inc. (NASDAQ: SKUL) disappointed the street by predicting a loss. Now we have seen three downgrades: cut to Underperform at Raymond James, cut to Underweight at Piper Jaffray and cut to Underperform at D.A. Davidson.
Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) raised to Buy at UBS.
Telefonica S.A. (NYSE: TEF) raised to Neutral at BNP Paribas.
Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) cut to Sell from Hold at Canaccord Genuity.
Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) raised to Buy from Hold with $68 target at Argus.
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) started as Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) started as Buy at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) started as Hold at Argus.
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