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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AKAM, DHR, FLEX, FTO, GE, GOOG, HES, RNWK, RVBD, ROC, SVU, SYNA, UNH, VLO, WYNN)

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

Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) Started as Neutral at Collins Stewart.
Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR) Cut to Hold at S&P Equity Research (late-Thursday call).
Flextronics International (NASDAQ: FLEX) Reiterated Outperform and raised target to $10 at Credit Suisse.
Frontier Oil Corp. (NYSE: FTO) Cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) Reiterated Neutral and $21 target BofA/ML; Positive comments from Goldman Sachs.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Raised target to $800 at Jefferies; Reiterated Outperform and raised target to $750 at Credit Suisse; Reiterated Buy and raised target to $750 at BofA/ML.
Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) Cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.
RealNetworks Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) Raised to Hold at S&P Equity Research (late-Thursday call).
Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD) Started as Overweight at JPMorgan.
Rockwell Collins. Inc. (NYSE: ROC) Raised to Outperform and $85 target at Credit Suisse.
SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) listed as Bear of the Day and maintained Underperform at Zacks Equity Research.
Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan; Cut to Underperform at Needham.
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) Reiterated Outperform and raised target to $50 at Credit Suisse.
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) Cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.
Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NASDAQ: WYNN) Raised to Outperform and listed as Bull of the Day at Zacks Equity Research.

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