Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (BHP, BA, SCHW, CHA, CMED, LFC, CIT, CREE, KONG, PAYX, HTM)

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

BHP Billiton plc (NYSE: BHP) Target raised overseas by UBS.
Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) Maintain Conviction Buy and Raised estimates by Goldman Sachs.
Charles Schwab Corp. (NASDAQ: SCHW) Cut to Equal-Weight at Morgan Stanley.
China Telecom (NYSE: CHA) Upgraded To Overweight From Neutral By HSBC
China Medical Tech (NASDAQ: CMED) Started At Buy; Target US$16 By Deutsche Bank
China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (NYSE: LFC) Cut To Neutral Vs Outperform By Credit Suisse.
CIT Group (NYSE: CIT) Started as Neutral at Buckingham.
Cree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) Started as Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
KongZhong Corp. (NASDAQ: KONG) Cut to Hold at Roth Capital.
Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) Raised to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
U.S. Geothermal Inc. (AMEX: HTM) Started as Outperform with $1.25 target at Raymond James.

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