Top 10 Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ADI, NLY, BIDU, CVX, ESLR, ITMN, JCG, LMT, SONC, VALE)

These are this Wednesday’s top 10 analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street morning research calls:

Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE: ADI) Raised to Outperform at Bernstein.
Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY) Cut To Neutral at JPMorgan.
Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) Reiterated Buy but Target raised to $630 from $550 at Citigroup.
Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) Cut to Neutral at BofA/Merrlill Lynch.
Evergreen Solar (NASDAQ: ESLR) Started as Hold at Wunderlich.
InterMune Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) Raised to Buy at ThinkEquity; Raised to Outperform at Wells Fargo.
J. Crew Group, Inc. (NYSE: JCG) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Raised to Neutral at Macquarie.
Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC) Raised to Buy at KeyBanc.
Vale SA (NYSE: VALE) Cut to Neutral at UBS.

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