Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (BIDU, CNQ, CCH, GENZ, KFT, LOW, MCD, NDAQ, NEM, QSFT, UBS, WCRX, VALE)

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

Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) Reiterated Buy but target raised to $550 at Goldman Sachs.
Canadian Natural Resources (NYSE: CNQ) Raised To Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co. (NYSE: CCH) Started as Buy at RBS.
Genzyme Corp. (NASDAQ: GENZ) Raised to Buy at UBS.
Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) Raised to Buy at UBS.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) Raised to Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs.
NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ: NDAQ) Raised to Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) Started as Buy at Deutsche Bank.
Quest Software (NASDAQ: QSFT) Cut to Sell at Goldman Sachs.
UBS AG (NYSE: UBS) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
Warner Chilcott (NASDAQ: WCRX) Raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) Raised to Buy at UBS.

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FEBRUARY 3, 2010