Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AZN, CNP, CEDC, FDO, GOOG, MAR, MGM, OPTR, CRM, SONS, UFPI, WFMI, XLNX, YHOO)

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

AstraZeneca plc (NYSE: AZN) Cut to Neutral at UBS.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Central European Distribution Corporation (NASDAQ: CEDC) Started as Buy at Nomura.
Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Started as Buy at B. Riley.
Marriott International Inc. (NYSE: MAR) Reiterated Buy and $46 target at Argus.
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) Maintained Hold at Argus.
Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) Started as Neutral at BofA/ML. (NYSE: CRM) Raised to Buy at Canaccord Genuity.
Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONS) Raised to Buy at S&P Equity Research (late-Tuesday call).
Universal Forest Products Inc. (NASDAQ: UFPI) Cut to Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks Investment Research.
Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFMI) Maintained Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks Investment Research.
Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) Started as Buy at B. Riley.

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