Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (SATS, FSLR, LVS, MCP, MWW, NIHD, NUVA, HOT, VVUS)

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

EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.
First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) Cut to Neutral at Macquarie.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.
Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.
NII Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) Raised to Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
NuVasive Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) Downgraded at BMO, Needham, JPMorgan, and Stifel Nicolaus.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE: HOT) Cut to Underperform at Baird.
VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.

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