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

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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.
Amazon.com 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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