Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AKAM, BCH, BSAC, BA, BP, BRCD, CIEN, CROX, CBST, EMC, FB, HIBB, HON, INTC, ISIL, NBR, NSC)

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

Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer and raised to Buy at Canaccord Genuity.

Banco de Chile (NYSE: BCH) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE: BSAC) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) maintained Outperform but cut target to $86 at Credit Suisse.

BP PLC (NYSE: BP) started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) named value stock of the day at Zacks.

Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) raised to Outperform at FBR.

Crocs Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) cut to Neutral at Stern Agee.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) started as Sell at Cantor Fitzgerald.

EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) reiterated Buy and $36 target at Argus.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) maintained Hold with view in high-$20s at Argus.

Hibbett Sports Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) maintained Outperform but named as Bull of the Day at Zacks.

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) raised to Outperform at Bernstein.

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.

Intersil Corp. (NASDAQ: ISIL) cut to Sell at Citigroup.

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) cut to Hold at Argus.

Norfolk Southern Co. (NYSE: NSC) cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.

JON C. OGG

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