Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (ATVI, APC, BX, DG, DLTR, ERTS, HXL, KMT, MMC, NUAN, OREX, PFE, HK, PLXS, QCOM, WAG, WMT)

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

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) Cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC) Raised to Buy at Canaccord Genuity.
The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) Started as Outperform with $20 target at Credit Suisse.
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) Cut to Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) Raised to Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) Raised to Buy at BofA/ML.
Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) Cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC) Started as Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) Cut to Sell at Goldman Sachs.
Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OREX) Cut to Hold at Jefferies.
Petrohawk Energy Corporation (NYSE: HK) Cut to Market Perform at BMO; Raised to Buy at SunTrust.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) Raised to Outperform at BMO.
Plexus Corporation (NASDAQ: PLXS) Cut to Underperform and called the Bear of the Day at Zacks Investment Research.
Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) Raised to Outperform and called the Bull of the Day by Zacks Investment Research.
Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) Raised to Hold at Citigroup.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.

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