These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations we have seen from Wall St. research calls this Thursday.
Alkermes PLC (NASDAQ: ALKS) raised to Outperform with $24 target and named Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY) raised to Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) maintained Outperform but lowered target to $730 on lower iPhone expectations at BMO Capital Markets.
Apollo Group Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) cut to Market Perform at William Blair.
Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) raised to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus and cut to Neutral at Stern Agee.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) raised to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Deutsche Bank A.G. (NYSE: DB) cut to Underweight at JPMorgan.
Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) raised to Buy at Citigroup.
Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) raised to Buy with $54 target at Goldman Sachs.
Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) cut to Underperform with $20 target and named Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Linn Energy (NASDAQ: LINE) started as Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) cut to Sector Perform at RBC.
SeaDrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE: STJ) cut to Market Perform at William Blair.
VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) reiterated Outperform with $29 target at redit Suisse.
Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) started as Buy with $47 target at Goldman Sachs.
JON C. OGG