Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (ADTN, BMR, COF, CETV, ERTS, EPB, IDIX, LYG, MMM, NTGR, PLD, PL, SWC, TOL, TSM, VRTX, WSM)

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

Adtran Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) Reiterated Buy with $49 target at Argus.
BioMed Realty (NYSE: BMR) Raised to Buy at Jefferies.
Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) Reiterated Sell at Argus.
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: CETV) Started as Underperform at Credit Suisse.
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) Reiterated Hold at Argus.
El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB) Started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IDIX) Started as Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE: LYG) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) Cut to Underperform at BofA/ML.
Netgear Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) Cut to Equal-Weight at Barclays.
ProLogis (NYSE: PLD) Cut to Underperform at Jefferies.
Protective Life Corp. (NYSE: PL) Raised to Buy at BofA/ML.
Stillwater Mining Co. (NYSE: SWC) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (NYSE: TSM) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: VRTX) Started as Underperform at Credit Suisse.
Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.

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