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

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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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