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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AMD, HD, INTC, IBM, LOW, LULU, MGM, MAN, SCHN, SPLS, X, YOKU)

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

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) Raised to Outperform at FBR.
The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) Started as Buy at UBS.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) Cut to Market Perform at FBR.
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) Raised to Strong Buy at S&P Equity Research (late-Wednesday call).
Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) Started as Buy at UBS.
Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) featured as Momentum by Zacks.
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) Started as Outperform at FBR.
ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) Reiterated Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) Started as Buy at BofA/ML.
Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) Started as Buy at UBS.
United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) Started as Underperform at BofA/ML.
Youku.com Inc (NYSE: YOKU) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.

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JON C. OGG