Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AAP, BIG, BRCM, CVC, CIEN, CSCO, CRAI, DFS, FXCM, JDSU, JIVE, NVO, NVDA, RL, SOHU, YHOO)

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These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research calls this Friday morning.

Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG) cut to Underweight at JPMorgan.

Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) raised to Outperform at Bernstein.

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) cut to Equal Weight at Barclays.

Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) started as Hold at Needham after two big upgrades on Thursday.

CRA International Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAI) named as Bear of the Day at Zacks.

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) named as Bull of the Day at Zacks.

FXCM Inc. (NYSE: FXCM) cut to Neutral at Citigroup.

JDS Uniphase Corp. (NASDAQ: JDSU) started as Buy at Goldman Sachs.

Jive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: JIVE) raised to Buy at Needham.

Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE: NVO) cut to Sell at Soc-Gen.

NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA) reiterated Buy with $20 target at Canaccord Genuity.

Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) cut to Hold at Argus.

Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU) cut to Neutral at UBS.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.

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