Top 10 Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (CVX, COP, XOM, NUE, PLD, Q, VZ, WDC, YGE)

April 23, 2010 by Jon C. Ogg

These are ten of the top analyst calls in upgrades, downgrades, and initiations from Wall Street research calls this Friday morning:

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) Started as Top Pick at RBC.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) Started as Outperform at RBC.
ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) Started as Sector Perform at RBC.
Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) Raised to Sector Perform at CIBC.
ProLogis (NYSE: PLD) Cut to Underweight at JPMorgan.
Qwest Communications International (NYSE: Q) Raised to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs.
Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (NYSE: STP) Raised To Perform at Oppenheimer.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) Raised to Outperform at Baird; Raised to BUy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) Raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.

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JON C. OGG