Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AMT, CAT, F, GM, HSH, EDU, NS, PSX, ROVI, SKS, SFLY, LUV, HOT, TSLA, TIF, VVUS, WFM)

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These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Wednesday.

American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT): Cut to Neutral at Citigroup.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT): Cut to Hold at Jefferies.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F): Started as Overweight at JPMorgan.

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM): Started as Overweight at JPMorgan.

Hillshire Brands Co. (NYSE: HSH): Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE: EDU): Cut to Perform at Oppenheimer.

NuStar Energy, L.P. (NYSE: NS): Named as Bear of the Day at Zacks.

Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX): Started as Buy at Argus.

Rovi Corp. (NASDAQ: ROVI) warned yesterday and shares are way down; we have seen downgrades to Neutral and the equivalent ratings from JPMorgan, BMO Capital Markets and Piper Jaffray.

Saks Inc. (NYSE: SKS): Cut to Sell at Goldman Sachs.

Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY): Started as Buy at BofA/ML.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV): Raised to Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: HOT): Cut to Hold at Argus.

Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA): Cut to Sell at Wunderlich.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF): Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.

VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS): Raised to Hold at Jefferies.

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM): Cut to Perform at Williams Capital.

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JON C. OGG

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