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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AEG, BRCD, NPD, DE, KEP, SVM, SLW, WX)

These are some of this Friday’s key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.  As you would guess with a half day, the coverage universe is light today.

Aegon NV (NYSE: AEG) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NYSE: BRCD) Reiterated Hold but Cut 2011 and 2012 estimates at Argus.
China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD) Cut to Sell at Goldman Sachs.
Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) Raised target to $91 at Credit Suisse; Raised target to $88 at Argus.
Korea Electric Power (NYSE: KEP) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Silvercorp Metals Inc. (NYSE: SVM) Cut to Market Perform at BMO.
Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE: SLW) Raised to Outperform at BMO.
Wuxi Pharmatech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.

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