Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AKS, AA, ADI, CHD, GE, GS, HBAN, LSI, NYB, QLGC, SNDK, SBIB, SYMC, TLB, VZ)

These are some of this Wednesday’s top analyst calls with upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research firms.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) Cut to Sell at UBS.
Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) Cut to Underperform at RBC.
Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE: ADI) Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE: CHD) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) Cut to Market Perform at Bernstein.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN) Started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
LSI Corp. (NYSE: LSI) Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: NYB) Started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ: QLGC) Cut to Hold at Canaccord Genuity.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Sterling Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: SBIB) Cut to Market Perform at FBR.
Symantec Corporation (NAASDAQ: SYMC) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.
The Talbots Inc. (NYSE: TLB) Cut to Neutral at Nomura; Cut to Neutral at Janney.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank; Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.

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