Earlybird Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AEP, CME, FNFG, KFT, LSTR, RGLD, SD, SBUX, TRI)

Douglas A. McIntyre

We still have well over two-hours until the opening bell this Thursday morning.  So far we have seen many select upgrades and downgrades from Wall Street analysts.  Here is what we have seen so far:

American Electric (NYSE: AEP) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
CME Group Inc. (NYSE: CME) Cut to Market Perform at William Blair.
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) Raised to Outperform at KBW.
Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) Cut to Neutral at UBS.
Landstar System Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR) Cut to Neutral at Baird.
Royal Gold (NASDAQ: RGLD) Raised to Sector Perform at CIBC.
SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) started as Buy at SunTrust Robinson.
Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) Cut to Neutral at UBS.
Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) Cut to Sell at Goldman Sachs.

Jon C. Ogg