Top Pre-Market Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (ACN, ACL, BHP, PGI, ASML, IPAR, ITRN, STM)

It is looking fairly quiet on the analyst research front this Monday morning.  Here are today’s early bird upgrades and downgrades from Wall Street analysts:

  • Accenture (ACN) Raised to Buy at SocGen.
  • Alcon (ACL) Raised to Outperform at Wachovia.
  • BHP Billiton (BHP) reinitiated as Buy at SocGen.
  • Premiere Global Services (PGI) Raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.
  • ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) Started as Underperform at Jefferies.
  • Inter Parfums, Inc. (IPAR) Cut to Neutral at HSBC.
  • Ituran Location and Control, Ltd. (ITRN) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
  • STMicro (STM) Cut to Sell at SocGen; targets cut at JPMorgan and UBS as well.

Jon C. Ogg
December 1, 2008