There are many research calls this Thursday morning and these are just some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research notes:
Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) Cut to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU) Started as Positive at Susquehanna (late Wednesday).
AstraZeneca plc (NYSE: AZN) Cut to Underperform at BNP Paribas.
athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) Started as Outperform at FBR.
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) maintained Neutral with $5.50 target at UBS as firm believes takeover chances are lower than rumors.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) Started as Positive at Susquehanna (late Wednesday).
GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK) Raised to Neutral at BNP Paribas.
InterNap Network Services (NASDAQ: INAP) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Lorillard (NYSE: LO) Cut to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ: MMYT) Started as Perform at Oppenheimer.
The Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) Started as Positive at Susquehanna (late Wednesday).
National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE: NBG) Raised to Hold from Strong Sell at S&P Equity Research (late Wednesday).
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) Raised to Outperform at BMO.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) Started as Neutral at Susquehanna (late Wednesday).
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