Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ATHN, BARE, CHU, CIEN, DPS, EPB, EQY, LAMR, PALM, TQNT, UPL)

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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