These are some of this Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research notes:
Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE: ADI) Started as Neutral at Sterne Agee.
ASML Holding (NASDAQ: ASML) Cut to Hold at S&P Equity Research.
Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) Maintained Buy but Target raised To $115 from $93 at Citigroup.
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) Started as Positive at Susquehanna.
Iron Mountain Inc. (NYSE: IRM) Cut to Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) Raised to Hold from Sell at Stifel Nicolaus.
Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR) Started as Perform at Oppenheimer.
Patterson-UTI Energy (NASDAQ: PTEN) Started as Perform at Oppenheimer.
Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, Cut to Equal-Weight at Barclays.
SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) Started as Hold at KeyBanc.
Tesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO) Cut to Underperform at Raymond James.
Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN) Started as Neutral at Sterne Agee.
Viacom, Inc. (NYSE: VIA) Raised to Buy at Janney; Started as buy with $44 target at Nomura.
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) Started as Buy with $40.50 Target at Nomura.
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