These are some of this Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research calls.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) started as Outperform at Leerink Swann.
Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) raised to Buy at Jefferies.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions LLC (NYSE: BFAM) was started in new coverage as follows: Buy at BofA/Merrill Lynch, Overweight at Barclays, Outperform at Credit Suisse, Buy at Stifel Nicolaus and Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF) raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (NYSE: ICE) raised to Outperform at KBW.
J.C. Penney Co. (NYSE: JCP) was cut to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup and was cut to Perform from outperform at Oppenheimer.
MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) cut to Hold at Argus.
Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) was maintained as Buy but was removed from the prized Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) named Bear of the Day, while all-time highs are nice but outlook may be lower at Zacks Investment Research.
Skechers USA Inc. (NYSE: SKX) named Bull of the Day as new styles and global reach are returning it to profitability at Zacks Investment Research.
VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) started as Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
Here are 11 stocks which analysts expect to rise 50% to 100% (or more) over the next year.
Also, here is how only seven of the 30 DJIA stocks will take the market to 15,000.
Oppenheimer listed two transportation stocks that will keep confirming Dow Theory with transports leading the way.