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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (APA, JPM, JCOM, FCX, PLD, RTP, SLB, SCR, SLM, TXN, UNH, X, ZMH)

These are this morning’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls:

Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) Started as Sector Underperform at Scotia.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.
j2 Global Communications (NASDAQ: JCOM) Raised to Outperform at Morgan Keegan.
Freeport McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) Cut to Neutral from buy at Goldman Sachs.
ProLogis (NYSE: PLD) Cut to Underperform at Wells Fargo.
Rio Tinto (NYSE: RTP) Raised to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC.
Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB) Raised to Buy at Calyon.
Simcere Pharmaceutical Group (NYSE: SCR) Cut to Perform at Oppenheimer.
SLM Corp. (NYSE: SLM) Cut to Neutral at Ladenberg Thalmann.
Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) Raised estimates but Maintained Sell at Auriga.
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) Raised to Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
United States Steel (NYSE: X) Cut to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Zimmer Holdings (NYSE: ZMH) Started as Buy at Jefferies.

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JON C. OGG