Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ALTR, ANSS, APSG, ATHN, BIDU, C, HIG, HD, JBLU, MSFT, PFG, LUV, WIT, XLNX)

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

Altera Corp. (NASDAQ: ALTR) Started as Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Ansys Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS) Cut to Hold at Jefferies.
Applied Signal Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: APSG) Cut to Neutral at Merriman Curhan Ford.
athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) Cut to Hold at Jefferies.
Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) Target raised to $116 at HSBC.
Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE: C) Added to Goldman Sachs Conviction Buy List.
Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) Raised to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) Cut to Market Perform at FBR.
Jetblue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) Cut to Market Perform at FBR.
Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: PFG) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT) Cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) Started as Buy at Deutsche Bank.

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