Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AMGN, T, BCSI, BP, CMCSA, COP, EMC, XOM, IGT, NTAP, Q, S, TSO, TSL, VZ, VMW)

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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