These are some of this Thursday’s top analyst calls with upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research notes:
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) Started as Buy at Janney (late yesterday).
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Started as Market Perform at Thomas Weisel.
BP plc (NYSE: BP) Cut to Hold at Bofa/Merrill Lynch; Cut to Underweight at Barclays.
CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE: CEO) Raised to Overweight at HSBC.
Comverge, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMV) Started as Buy at Needham.
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) Started as Neutral at Janney (late yesterday).
DIRECTV (NYSE: DTV) Cut To Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) Cut to Underperform at Macquarie.
General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) Started as Overweight at HSBC.
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) Started as Buy at Janney (late yesterday).
Sunoco Inc. (NYSE: SUN) Raised to Market Perform at BMO Capital.
Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) Started as Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
STEC Inc. (NASDAQ: STEC) Started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
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