These are some of this Tuesday’s key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.
BHP Billiton plc (NYSE: BHP) Started as Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Bucyrus International (NASDAQ: BUCY) Cut to Neutral at Baird; Cut to Neutral at Sterne Agee; Cut to Hold at Jefferies.
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) Raised to Outperform at Raymond James.
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) Started as Outperform at Bernstein.
Cree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) Raised to Outperform at Morgan Keegan.
Dr. Pepper Snapple (NYSE: DPS) Started as Outperform at Bernstein.
Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) Reiterated Buy and Raised Target to $54 at BofA/ML.
Joy Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOYG) Cut to Neutral at Sterne Agee.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB), a stock to own for the next decade, Started as Hold at Jefferies.
Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) Cut to Hold at Needham.
PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) Started At Outperform By Bernstein >PEP
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) Raised to Sector Outperform at CIBC.
Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) Raised to Buy at Jefferies.
Spansion Inc. (NASDAQ: CODE) Started as Buy at Needham.
Taubman Centers. Inc. (NYSE: TCO) Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
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