These are this Friday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls early this morning:
athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) downgraded to market perform at JMP Securities, cut to neutral at Baird.
Bare Escentuals (NASDAQ: BARE) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.
China Unicom (NYSE: CHU) Raised to Buy at eutsche Bank.
Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) Cut to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
Dr. Pepper Snapple (NYSE: DPS) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs; Cut to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
El Paso Pipeline (NYSE: EPB) Raised to Buy at UBS.
Equity One (NYSE: EQY) Cut to Sell at UBS.
Lamar Advertising (NASDAQ: LAMR) Raised to Overweightat JPMorgan.Motorola (NYSE: MOT) Cut to Neutral at UBS.
Palm Inc. (NASDAQ: PALM) Cut to Hold at Kaufman Bros.
Triquint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) Started as Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Ultra Petroleum (NYSE: UPL) Cut to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
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