Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AOL, ADSK, BMR, CSCO, FITB, GOOG, INTC, NTRS, PDII, RF, SCCO, STT, YHOO)

November 11, 2010 by Jon C. Ogg

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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