Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AET, AIG, AXAS, AMAT, FST, FOSL, IBM, KAI, KLAC, NFLX, NE, NOR, OPEN, RAVN, STX, SBUX, TLAB, WDC, 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.

Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) Reiterated Buy and raised target to $51 at Argus.
American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) Reinstated as Neutral with $32 target at Credit Suisse.
Abraxas Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ: AXAS) Maintained Buy with $6 target at Canaccord Genuity.
Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) Maintained Buy but cut price target to $19 at Argus.
Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE: FST) Cut to Underperform at BofA/ML.
Fossil, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) Cut to Hold at S&P Equity Research (late-Wednesday).
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) Cut to Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) Maintained Buy as Value at Zacks.
KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) Raised to Buy at UBS.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) Reiterated Buy and raised target to $325 at BofA/ML.
Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) Cut estimates and Target at Canaccord Genuity; Reiterated Buy at Argus.
Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. (NYSE: NOR) Cut to Underperform at BofA/ML.
OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN) Reiterated Buy with $115 target at Canaccord Genuity.
Raven Industries (NASDAQ: RAVN) Reiterated Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Tellabs, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLAB) Cut to Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Western Digital Corporation (NYSE: WDC) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) Cut to Sell at Goldman Sachs.

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