These are some of this Thursday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls:
Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) Started as Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
BP plc (NYSE: BP) Reiterated Buy and Raised Target at Collins Stewart.
Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) Started as Sell at Stifel Nicolaus.
Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) Started as Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) Started as Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
Harmony Gold (NYSE: HMY) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
Human Genome Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: HGSI) Started as Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE: LYG) Raised to Equalweight at Barclays.
Melco Crown Entertainment (NASDAQ: MPEL) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan; Raised to Buy at UBS.
Microvision Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS) Started as Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) Started as Sell at BGC.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NASDAQ: TEVA) Raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.
ViroPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: VPHM) Started as Outperform at Leerink Swann.
Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OSJC (NYSE: WBD) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
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