Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (ABB, BAC, BK, ABX, CVX, PLCE, KOF, COP, EBAY, ESLR, DD, HES, INTC, ITRI, JNPR, ERIC, NOV, PTEN, URBN, YUM)

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

ABB Ltd. (NYSE: ABB) Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse; Raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.
Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) Maintained Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK) Cut to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX) Raised to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE: KOF) Raised to Buy at BofA/ML.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank; Raised to Buy at S&P Equity Research.
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) Raised to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Evergreen Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: ESLR) Cut to Sell at Wunderlich.
EI DuPont de Nemours & Co. (NYSE: DD) Maintained Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) Maintained as Strong Buy and Value at Zacks.
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) Cut to Sell at Wunderlich.
Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) Reiterated Buy and $49 target at Argus.
LM Ericsson Telephone Co. (NASDAQ: ERIC) Raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.
Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN) Raised to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) Cut to Market Perform at William Blair.
Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) Reiterated Buy and Raised target to $62 at Argus.

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JON C. OGG