Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (ANDE, AINV, AMAT, BAC, BYD, CSTR, EXH, FSLR, HMA, KLAC, LNKD, MU, POT, HK, RCL, SNDK, CRM, SYMC, VMW)

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

The Andersons, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANDE) Maintained Buy as Value at Zacks.
Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) Started as Perform at Oppenheimer.
Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) Cut to Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Boyd Gaming Corp. (NYSE: BYD) Raised to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Coinstar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR) Raised to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Exterran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EXH) Cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) Cut to Hold at ThinkEquity.
Health Management Associates Inc. (NYSE: HMA) Cut to Hold at Argus.
KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) Started as Outperform at Oppenheimer.
LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) Cut to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) Started as Perform at Oppenheimer.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) Raised to Outperform at Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Petrohawk Energy Corporation (NYSE: HK) Cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL) Maintained Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) Started as Outperform at Oppenheimer. (NYSE: CRM) Raised to Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) Raised to Outperform at FBR.
VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) Raised to Outperform at Wells Fargo.

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