Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AA, AMZN, AEP, ADSK, AAPL, BKS, BA, KO, HBAN, NFLX, GOOG, PEP, PCLN, Q, SONC, YHOO)

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These are some of this Wednesday’s key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.

Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE: AA) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Started as Buy at Canaccord Genuity.
American Electric Power Company (NYSE: AEP) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) Started as Outperform ($405 target) at Wedbush.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) Raised to Neutral with $16 target at Credit Suisse.
The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) Cut to Hold at Argus.
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) Started as Equal-Weight at Morgan Stanley.
Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN) Cut to Hold at Jefferies.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) Started as Buy at Canaccord Genuity.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Started as Buy at Canaccord Genuity.
Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) Started as Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ: PCLN) Started as Buy at Canaccord Genuity.
Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) Cut to Sell at Argus.
Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC) Raised to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) Started as Hold at Canaccord Genuity.

In case you were out last week, the top five analyst calls full summary is available here (AMZN, APC, AAPL, GOOG, VVTV).  Yesterday’s full analyst slate is here and covers AAPL, AMGN, OFC, EXPE, KEM, MOS, POT, SVU, TROW, UHS, WFMI, WYNN, ALTR, ATML, NVDA, SNDK, and TXN.

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