These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Thursday morning.
American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) Started as Buy at Deutsche Bank; Started as Equal-Weight at Barclays.
BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. (NYSE: BJ) Cut to Equal-Weight at Barclays.
BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) Reiterated Outperform at Wells Fargo.
CIENA Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN) Maintained Outperform but cut target to $37 at Credit Suisse; Reiterated Buy with $30 target at Argus.
Elan Corp. plc (NYSE: ELN) Raised to Buy at UBS.
Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ) Reiterated Strong Buy as Value and as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE: FGP) maintained Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) Started as Outperform at William Blair.
Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) Raised to Overweight at Barclays.
McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) Reiterated Outperform and raised estimates at Credit Suisse.
The Medicines Co. (NASDAQ: MDCO) Raised to Buy with $25 target at Argus.
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) Raised to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Research in Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) Cut to Hold at Citi.
Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) Raised to Buy at Jefferies.
Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN) Reiterated Buy but cut target to $41 at Gleacher & Co.
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (NYSE: UNH) Reiterated Outperform and raised target to $69 at Credit Suisse.
United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) Started as Outperform at William Blair.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has reportedly been downgraded this morning by a boutique firm called First Global to a rating of “Market Perform.”
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JON C. OGG