These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Thursday.
Alcatel-Lucent S.A. (NYSE: ALU) Maintained Sell with $2.00 target at S&P.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Started as Buy at ThinkEquity.
Apollo Group Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) Cut to Hold at Argus.
ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT) Raised to Neutral at BNP Paribas.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) Cut to Neutral at Baird.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: CY) Raised to Buy at Lazard (late Wednesday call).
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) Started as Buy at ThinkEquity.
Express Scripts Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX) Reiterated Buy and raised target from $65 to $67 at BofA/ML.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Started as Buy at ThinkEquity.
HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC) Cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Janus Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE: JNS) Cut to Hold at Jefferies.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) Reiterated Buy and raised target from $60 to $65 at BofA/ML.
Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) Started as Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) Cut to Neutral at Baird.
Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) Started as Hold at ThinkEquity.
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JON C. OGG