Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (CLS, GLW, EFX, FNFG, INTU, MFE, MPEL, PTEN, RIMM, CRM, YGE)

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

Celestica Inc. (NYSE: CLS) Raised to Outperform at Scotia.
Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) Cut to Hold at Jefferies.
Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) Started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) Cut to Neutral at Janney (late yesterday call).
Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) Maintain Outperform and Raised target to $45 at Oppenheimer.
McAfee Inc. (NYSE: MFE) Cut to Market Perform at FBR.
Melco Crown PBL (NASDAQ: MPEL) Started as Neutral at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN) Cut to Neutral at Sterne Agee.
Research in Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) Cut to Underweight at Morgan Stanley. (NYSE: CRM) Maintained Buy and Raised target to $120 at Kaufman Bros.
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) Reiterated Buy and Raised Target at Auriga.

You can join our free daily email distribution list to hear more about dividend trends, analyst upgrades and downgrades, top day trader and active trader alerts, news on Buffett and other investment gurus, IPOs, secondary offerings, private equity, and more.


Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.