Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AB, AMAT, ARMH, T, ERJ, HAS, IACI, INTC, KLAC, MAT, MRK, NVLS, POT, SWY, AMTD, VSEA)

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

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE: AB) Cut to Neutral and $26 target at BofA/ML.
Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) Raised target to $15 at BofA/ML.
ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ: ARMH) Reiterated Neutral on overvaluations at BNP Paribas.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) Reiterated Buy at Argus.
EMBRAER (NYSE: ERJ) Raised to Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
IAC/InterActiveCorp. (NASDAQ: IACI) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) Reiterated Outperform and $28 target but raised estimates at Credit Suisse; Reiterated Buy at Argus; Maintained Buy with $27 target at Gleacher & Co.; Maintained Buy at Gabelli & Co.
KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) Raised target to $48 at BofA/ML.
Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) Maintained Buy on weakness at Argus.
Novellus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLS) Raised target to $38 at BofA/ML.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) Reiterated Outperform but Raised target to $189 at Credit Suisse.
Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) Cut to Sell at S&P Equity Research (late-Thursday call).
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: AMTD) Cut to Market Perform at BMO.
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. (NASDAQ: VSEA) Raised to Neutral with $45 target at BofA/ML.

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