These are some of this Tuesday’s key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.
Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) Raised to Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) Started as Buy at Nomura.
Blue Coat Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI) Started as Buy at UBS.
BP plc (NYSE: BP) Started as Hold at Jefferies.
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) Started as Buy at Nomura.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) Started as Buy at Janney.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) Started as Hold at Jefferies.
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) Started as Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) Started as Neutral at Janney.
Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) Started as Buy at Nomura.
Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) Started as Neutral at Nomura.
Tesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO) Cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.
Trina Solar Ltd. (NYSE: TSL) Raised to Buy at S&P Equity Research (late-Monday call)
Verizon Communication Inc. (NYSE: VZ) Started as Neutral at Nomura.
VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) Started as Neutral at Janney.
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