These are some of this Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades seen from Wall Street research calls:
AGCO Corp. (NASDAQ: AGCO) Raised to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
BP plc (NYSE: BP) Raised Target (in U.K.) by Goldman Sachs; Raised to Outperform at Macquarie.
Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) Started as Perform at Oppenheimer.
Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) Raised to Outperform at BMO.
Ceradyne Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDN) Raised to Buy at Needham.
First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) Maintained Buy but Raised Target to $173 at Auriga.
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) Cut to Neutral at Janney Montgomery; Cut to Market Perform at Barrington Research.
Motricity, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTR) Started as Buy at Needham.
NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ: NDAQ) Raised to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) Started as Buy at Canaccord; Started as Buy at UBS.
RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS) Cut to Hold at Jefferies.
WebSense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) Cut to Underweight at JPMorgan.
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