Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AEE, ADM, BAC, CHTR, CMA, PGN, GOLD, RTN, RF, JOE, HOT, TLB, TSN, VRSN, WYNN)

These are some of this Wednesday’s key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.  This morning we have two key updates from late yesterday afternoon, followed by our normal morning calls.

Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) Cut to Underperform at BofA/ML.
Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) Started as Hold at Jefferies.
Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) Cut to Market Perform at KBW.
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) Started as Sector Perform at RBC.
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo; Cut to Market Perform at KBW; Cut to Hold at S&P Equity Research late-Wednesday.
Progress Energy Inc. (NYSE: PGN) Cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.
Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GOLD) Raised to Strong Buy at S&P Equity Research (late Wednesday call).
Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) Cut to Market Perform at FBR.
Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF) Raised to Buy at S&P Equity Research (late Wednesday call).
The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) Raised to Outperform at KBW.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) Raised to Neutral at Baird.
The Talbots Inc. (NYSE: TLB) Started as Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
Verisign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) Cut to Perform at Oppenheimer.
Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NASDAQ: WYNN) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.

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