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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AMZN, AGNC, AXP, NLY, BUD, ATHR, BJ, BRCD, CHL, DHI, XOM, MSFT, MSI, RAX, GOLD, TOL)

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

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Reiterated Buy and raised target to $198 at BofA/ML.
American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC) Raised to Buy with $30 target at BofA/ML.
American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) Reiterated Buy and raised target to $53 at BofA/ML.
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY) Raised to Buy with $18.50 target at BofA/ML.
Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) Started as Buy at Citigroup.
Atheros Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR) Cut to Market Perform at William Blair.
BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. (NYSE: BJ) Maintained Hold but cut estimates at Argus.
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) Started as Hold at Wunderlich.
China Mobile Limited (NYSE: CHL) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
DR Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI) Raised to Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) Raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) Maintained Outperform with $36 target at Credit Suisse.
Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI) Started as Hold at Argus.
Rackspace Hosting, Inc (NYSE: RAX) Cut to Perform at Oppenheimer.
Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GOLD) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.
Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL) Cut to Market Perform at Wells Fargo.

If you missed yesterday’s analyst calls from 247WallSt.com, the Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades included tickers AA, AMZN, AEP, ADSK, AAPL, BKS, BA, KO, HBAN, NFLX, GOOG, PEP, PCLN, Q, SONC, YHOO.

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