These are some of this Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research calls.
Access Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: ACMP) reiterated Outperform but on Focus List at Credit Suisse.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) raised to Buy from Neutral at Lazard.
Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) reiterated Outperform and raised target to $50 from $48 at Credit Suisse.
Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) cut to Underperform at CLSA.
Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ESRX) cut to Neutral at Macquarie and reiterated Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) reiterated Buy and raised price target by $4 to $54 at Argus.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) reiterated Buy and raised target to $44 from $40 at Argus.
Millennial Media Inc. (NYSE: MM) cut to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
NetSpend Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSP) has announced it is being acquired, and it has so far been downgraded by Credit Suisse and Stern Agee.
Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN) raised to Positive at Susquehanna.
Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE) cut to Neutral at J.P. Morgan.
Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) raised to Neutral at Citigroup.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) cut to Hold from Buy but target raised to $66 at Jefferies.
Windstream Corp. (NASDAQ: WIN) cut to Sell from Neutral at UBS.
UBS has five GARP picks, meaning growth at a reasonable price.