Top 10 Pre-Market Analyst Calls (AKAM, AEP, AAPL, BIDZ, CHINA, FMD, LVLT, PNRA, CRM, SPLS)

These are ten of the analyst calls we are focusing on this Thursday morning:

  • Akamai Tech (NASDAQ: AKAM) cut to Sell at Goldman Sachs.
  • American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) Cut to Hold From Buy at Jefferies.
  • Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) started as Outperform at Oppenheimer.
  • (NASDAQ: BIDZ) Started as Buy at Merriman Curhan Ford.
  • CDC (NASDAQ: CHINA) Cut to Neutral From Buy at Piper Jaffray.
  • First Marblehead (NYSE: FMD) Raised to Market Perform at FBR.
  • Level 3 Communications (NASDAQ: LVLT) Raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Wachovia.
  • Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
  • (NYSE: CRM) Raised to Buy From Hold at Jefferies.
  • Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) Started as Buy at Citigroup.

Jon C. Ogg
May 22, 2008