Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (IRE, BCSI, FNFG, MON, OVTI, PG, RHT, TGT, WFC, WMT)

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

Bank of Ireland (NYSE: IRE) Raised to Buy at UBS.
Blue Coat Systems (NASDAQ: BCSI) Cut to Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
First Niagara Financial (NASDAQ: FNFG) Started as Outperform at FBR.
Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) Cut to Neutral at BofA/Merrill Lynch (late Thursday call).
OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ: OVTI) Raised to Strong Buy from Buy at Needham.
Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) Started as Outperform at William Blair.
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) Started as Buy at Lazard.
Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) Started as Buy at MKM Partners.
Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) Raised to Buy at Stern Agee.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) Started as Neutral at MKM Partners.

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