These are some of this Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research notes:
Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) Started as Neutral at Susquehanna.
AstraZeneca plc (NYSE: AZN) Cut to Hold at RBS.
Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX) Started as Hold at Jefferies.
Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ENDP) Raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.
J. Crew Group (NYSE: JCG) Cut to Neutral at Janney.
KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) Started as Positive at Susquehanna.
Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) Started as Negative at Susquehanna.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) Started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) Started as Hold at Jefferies.
Melcro Crown Entertainment Ltd. (NASDAQ: MPEL) Started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) Started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Novellus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLS) Started as Neutral at Susquehanna.
Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX) Started as Buy at Kaufman Bros.
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE: TKC) Cut to Sell at UBS.
Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NASDAQ: WYNN) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
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