Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (APWR, ATHN, STD, BLK, BMRN, BUCY, FCS, LEAP, LM, MOT, NETL, RIMM, SWX, SBUX)

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These are some of this Thursday’s key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.

A-Power Energy Generation Systems (NASDAQ: APWR) Cut to Perform at Oppenheimer.
Athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) Cut to Market Perform at FBR.
Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: STD) Cut to Hold at RBS.
Blackrock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) Cut to Neutral at UBS.
Bucyrus International (NASDAQ: BUCY) Cut To Neutral From Buy By Goldman Sachs
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (NYSE: FCS) Started as Overweight at JPMorgan.
Leap Wireless International (NASDAQ: LEAP) Cut to Underweight at Piper Jaffray
Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) Started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Cut to Reduce at Nomura.
NetLogic Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ: NETL) Started as Buy at Gleacher.
Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) Started as Neutral at Nomura.
Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) Cut to Hold at Argus.
Stabucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) Maintained Neutral but raised target to $35 at BofA/ML.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) Raised to Buy at Auriga.
Trina Solar Ltd. (NYSE: TSL) Cut to Sell at Axiom.

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