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

October 25, 2010 by Jon C. Ogg

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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