Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (ALU, ALXN, AWK, NILE, CELL, CMG, CSCO, EPOC, EXPE, GDOT, IFF, ONXX, SPR, S, TUP)

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These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Friday morning.

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) Raised to Neutral at Nomura.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.
American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK) Started as Neutral with $29 target at Credit Suisse.
Blue Nile Inc. (NASDAQ: NILE) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.
Brightpoint Inc. (NASDAQ: CELL) Raised to Outperform as the Bull of the Day at Zacks Investment Research.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) Cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Epocrates, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPOC) Started as Market Perform at Morgan Keegan.
Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) Cut to Neutral at BofA/ML; Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) Cut to Sell at Janney.
International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE: IFF) Raised to Overweight at Barclays.
Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ONXX) maintained as Underperform as the Bear of the Day at Zacks Investment Research.
Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc (NYSE: SPR) Cut to Neutral with $26 target at Credit Suisse.
Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) Cut to Neutral with $5 target at Goldman Sachs.
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) Raised to Buy with $64 target at Argus.

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