Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (RATE, BWLD, DLLR, DLTR, TV, HA, IGT, JNPR, LVS, LNKD, MPEL, NOV, PCX, PM, SBGI, SBUX)

July 27, 2011 by Jon C. Ogg

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

Bankrate Inc. (NYSE: RATE) Started as Buy at Citigroup; Started as buy at Stifel Nicolaus; Started as Outperform at RBC.
Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) Raised to Outperform at Raymond James.
Dollar Financial (NASDAQ: DLLR) Reiterated Buy as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) Raised to Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
Grupo Televisa S.A. (NYSE: TV) Cut to Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) Raised to Neutral at BofA/ML.
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) Reiterated Outperform but raised target to $24 at Credit Suisse.
Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) removed from Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs; also downgraded at William Blair, Oppenheimer, and Citigroup.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) Reiterated Outperform and raised target to $60 from Credit Suisse.
LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) Started as Market Perform at William Blair.
Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (NASDAQ: MPEL) Reiterated Buy and raised target to $19.10 at Citigroup.
National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) Reiterated Buy and raised target to $100 at Canaccord Genuity.
Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) Removed from Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
Phillip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) Reiterated Buy and raised target to $80 at Argus.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) Raised to Buy at Janney Capital.

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JON C. OGG