These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research calls this Thursday.
Altera Corp. (NASDAQ: ALTR) cut to Hold at Jefferies.
ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT) cut to Sell at Goldman Sachs.
Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF) raised to Outperform at BMO.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) started as Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: GT) raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) reiterated Buy and raised target to $875 at Argus.
Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) cut to Underperform at Jefferies.
Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) started as Buy at BofA/ML.
Immunogen Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) started as Sell at UBS.
Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) reiterated outperform but raised target to $100 at Credit Suisse.
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) raised to Buy at Jefferies.
Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) raised to Outperform at Wells Fargo.
TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) cut to Sector Perform at RBC.
Validus Holdings Ltd (NYSE: VR) started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) reiterated Buy with $13 target at Argus.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) started as Buy with $22 target at Goldman Sachs.
JON C. OGG