Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (ALTR, BHI, CIM, FFIV, FLR, GS, HCBK, MNKD, MEE, MU, SHAW, TYC)

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

Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.
Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) Raised to Outperform at BMO.
Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM) Started as Overweight at Barclays.
F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) Raised to Buy at Gleacher & Co.; Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) Raised to Buy at BofA/ML.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) Cut to Neutral at Ticonderoga.
Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCBK) Cut to Underperform at FBR; Cut to Equal-Weight at Barclays.
MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) Cut to Underperform at BofA/ML.
Massey Energy Co. (NYSE: MEE) Cut to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) Raised to Buy at UBS.
Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) Raised to Buy at BofA/ML.
Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.

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