These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research calls this Thursday.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) cut to Hold at Jefferies, called an attractive entry point on new post-earnings weakness by Argus and maintained Outperform but target cut to $600 from $750 at Credit Suisse.
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE: CHD) started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX) started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) started as Outperform and added to U.S. Focus List at Credit Suisse.
Copa Holdings S.A. (NYSE: CPA) cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
CVS Caremark Corp. (NYSE: CVS) removed from U.S. Focus List at Goldman Sachs.
Dillard’s Inc. (NYSE: DDS) raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB) started as Underperform at Credit Suisse.
Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse, raised to Overweight at J.P. Morgan, raised to Market Perform at Raymond James, raised to Neutral at Macquarie and raised to Buy at Lazard
Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) started as Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Rangold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GOLD) raised to Buy at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Stillwater Mining Co. (NYSE: SWC) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) cut to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) cut to Hold at Canaccord Genuity.
Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) cut to Neutral at UBS.
Bank of America was positive on the transportation sector despite this sector’s recent gains.