These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Tuesday morning.
Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSF) Cut to Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) Maintained Outperform but cut target to $420 at Oppenheimer; Maintained Outperform; Zacks cautious on iPad3 launch.
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) Started as Outperform at Morgan Keegan.
Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE: BDX) Reiterated Buy and Raised target to $96 at Argus.
Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) Raised to Buy with $129 target at Deutsche Bank.
Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) Reiterated Buy and $26 target at Argus; Cut estimates at BofA/ML.
Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE: FST) Started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL) Cut to Strong Sell at S&P Equity Research (late-Monday).
Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) Maintained Buy but cut estimates at BofA/ML.
Motorola Mobility (NYSE: MMI) Cut to Underperform at Credit Suisse.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) Started as Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Research in Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) Cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rating cut to ‘B’ and outlook negative at Fitch.
SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWRA) Raised to Hold at Wunderlich.
SurModics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRDX) Maintained Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) Added to Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc. (NYSE: WEN) Raised to Hold at Argus.
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JON C. OGG