These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Friday morning.
AEGON N.V. (NYSE: AEG) maintained “Buy” but removed from Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) Started as Outperform with $20 target at Credit Suisse.
Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU) Reiterated Buy as Value at Zacks.
Ardea Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: RDEA) Raised to Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) Cut to Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) Added to Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) Reiterated Buy at Argus.
CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) Started as Outperform with $62 target at Credit Suisse.
Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: DMND) Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) Started as Buy at BofA/ML; Started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Reinstated as Buy at Needham; Reiterated Buy with $800 target at Canaccord Genuity.
ICICI Bank Ltd. (NYSE: IBN) Cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) Reiterated Hold at Argus.
Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) Started as Neutral with $65 target at Credit Suisse.
Peabody Energy Corp (NYSE: BTU) Started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE: SWC) Started as Outperform with $24 target on Focus List at Credit Suisse.
STMicroelectronics NV (NYSE: STM) Cut to Equal-Weight at Morgan Stanley.
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) Raised to Buy at Jefferies.
Vical Inc. (NASDAQ: VICL) Reiterated Buy with $8 target at Canaccord Genuity.
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