These are some of this Thursday’s key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.
AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) Started as Neutral at Macquarie.
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) Raised to Equal-weight at Morgan Stanley.
BioMed Realty Trust (NYSE: BMR) Raised to Market Perform at FBR.
Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank; Cut to Market Perform at William Blair; Cut to Hold at Wunderlich; Cut targets at Credit Suisse.
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Started as Outperform at Macquarie.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) Raised to Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: NTRS) Started as Hold at Jefferies.
PDI, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDII) Raised to Outperform at William Blair.
Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF) Started as Hold at Jefferies.
Southern Copper Corp. (NYSE: SCCO) Raised to Buy at BofA/Merrill Lynch
State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) Started as Neutral at Macquarie.
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