Top 10 Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (BKD, EOG, ITRI, K, PTEN, PEET, PGR, THRX, VALE, VRSN)

These are this Monday’s top ten analyst upgrades and downgrades seen from Wall Street research calls:

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) Removed from Goldman Sachs Conviction Buy List.
EOG Resources (NYSE: EOG) Raised to Outperform at RBC Capital.
Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) Raised to Buy at Lazard.
Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) Cut to Market Perform at BMO Capital.
Patterson-UTI Energy (NASDAQ: PTEN) Raised to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Peet’s Coffee and Tea (NASDAQ: PEET) Cut to Neutral at Janney.
Progressive Corp (NYSE: PGR) Raised to Perform from Underperform at Oppenheimer.
Theravance Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) Started as Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) Raised to Buy at Canaccord.
VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) Cut to Hold at Jefferies.

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