Top 10 Pre-Market Analyst Calls (BJ, CPWR, FITB, GM, JCI, RJF, SJM, SUPG, UAUA)

Douglas A. McIntyre

These are not anywhere near all of the research upgrades & downgrades we are seeing, but here are ten of the impacting calls we have seen so far in early trading today:

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) Raised to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
  • Compuware (NASDAQ: CPWR) Raised to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
  • Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) Raised to Outperform from Neutral at R.W.Baird.
  • General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) downgraded to Underperform at Merrill Lynch.
  • Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) Cut to Underperform at Goldman Sachs.
  • Raymond James Financial (NYSE: RJF) Raised to Outperform at KBW.
  • Smuckers (NYSE: SJM) Raised to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
  • SuperGen (NASDAQ: SUPG) Raised to Market Outperform at Rodman & Renshaw.
  • UAL (NASDAQ: UAUA) Cut to Neutral from Buy and removed from CONVICTION BUY LIST at Goldman Sachs.
  • VeraSun Energy (NYSE: VSE) Raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.

Jon C. Ogg
July 2, 2008