Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AMCC, BSX, CLWR, FLEX, JACK, MDT, MPEL, MCO, NFLX, PPL, RTP, ZMH)

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

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ: AMCC) Cut to Sell at S&P Equity Research (late Wednesday call).
Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX) Started as Hold at Stifel Nicloaus.
Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR) Started as Buy at Kaufman Bros.
Flextronics International LTD. (NASDAQ: FLEX) Cut to Buy from Strong Buy at S&P Equity Research (late Wednesday call).
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK)  Started as Equalweight at Morgan Stanley.
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) Started as Hold at Stifel Nicloaus.
Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (NASDAQ: MPEL) Raised to Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO) Started as Market Perform at KBW.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) Started as Hold at ThinkEquity.
PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.
Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RTP) Raised to Outperform at RBC.
Zimmer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZMH) Started as Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.

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