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

May 22, 2008 by Douglas A. McIntyre

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.
  • Bidz.com (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.
  • Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) Raised to Buy From Hold at Jefferies.
  • Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) Started as Buy at Citigroup.

Jon C. Ogg
May 22, 2008