Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AGU, AMZN, BJ, COMV, ETFC, GRNB, MPEL, MCP, NGG, NFLX, STX, TSO, TXT)

These are some of this Thursday’s key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.

Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU) Raised to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus. Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Raised to Buy at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) Raised to Buy at Janney.
Comverge, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMV) Started as Overweight at JPMorgan.
E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) Reiterated as Outperform at FBR.
Green Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRNB) Cut to Underperform at KBW; Cut to Sell at Wunderlich.
Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (NASDAQ: MPEL) Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP) Started as Buy at Gabelli (late Wednesday call).
National Grid plc (NYSE: NGG) Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) Raised to Neutral from Sell at Janney; Raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) Cut to Neutral at Baird.
Tesoro Corp. (NYSE: TSO) Cut to Sector Perform at RBC.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) Cut to Hold at S&P Equity Research (late Wednesday call).

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