These are some of this Thursday’s key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.
Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) Cut to Market Perform at Bernstein.
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) Cut to Underperform at Credit Suisse.
Allegheny Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ATI) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) Cut to Underperform at First Global.
Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) Raised to Perform at Oppenheimer.
Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) Cut to Hold from Buy at S&P Equity Research (late Wednesday call ahead of GM IPO).
Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) Started as Sell at Stifel Nicolaus.
General Maritime Corp. (NYSE: GMR) Cut to Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Started as Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) Cut to Hold and target cut to $45 from $65 at Stifel Nicolaus.
SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) Started as Market Perform at BMO.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) Raised to Hold at Citi after a rival downgrade killed solar stocks yesterday.
7 Days Group (NYSE: SVN) Cut to Equal-weight at Morgan Stanley.
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) Started as Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
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