These are some of this Wednesday’s key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.
Altera Corp. (NASDAQ: ALTR) Started as Neutral at Janney.
Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.
CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) Started as Hold at Jefferies.
Foster Wheeler AG (NASDAQ: FWLT) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) Reiterated Outperform and $22 target at Credit Suisse.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) Started as Positive at Susquehanna.
Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) Started as Positive at Susquehanna.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) Cut to Hold at Jefferies.
Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) Started as Positive at Susquehanna.
Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) Cut to Sell at Citigroup.
Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) Reiterated Buy and raised target to $158 at BofA/ML.
3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) Started as Positive at Susquehanna.
United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) Started as Outperform and $30 target at Credit Suisse.
VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) Raised to Buy and target raised to $12 from $6 at BofA/ML (full details).
Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) Started as Neutral at Janney.
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