These are some of this Monday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research notes:
Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) Cut to Hold at Benchmark Capital.
Aspen Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN) Started as Overweight at JPMorgan; Started as Outperform at Cowen.
Banco Santander S.A. (NYSE: STD) Cut to Neutral at Nomura Securities.
Brookfield Properties Corporation (NYSE: BPO) Raised to Sector Outperform at CIBC.
DragonWave Inc. (NASDAQ: DRWI) Cut to Underperform at Raymond James.
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K) Cut to Neutral at UBS.
Macy’s inc. (NYSE: M) Cut to Neutral and $25 target at Goldman Sachs.
Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (NASDAQ: MPEL) Raised to Neutral and $5.90 target (from Sell/$4.50) at Goldman Sachs.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) Cut to Neutral and $28 target (from Buy/$32) at Goldman Sachs.
Omnicare Inc. (NYSE: OCR) Cut to Neutral at UBS.
Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. (NYSE: PVH) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Platinum Underwriters Holdings (NYSE: PTP) Cut to Market Perform at KBW.
United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) Started as Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD) Raised to Equalweight at Morgan Stanley.
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