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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (BRK-A, KO, CCU, DD, EMC, EOG, GDI, AWAY, JBHT, KLAC, NTAP, PG, SBUX, HOT, TSRA, TXN, WTW, YUM)

Jon C. Ogg

You already know about the S&P U.S. credit rating downgrade, but these are some of the top equity analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Monday morning.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) Raised to Outperform at KBW.
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) Raised to Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (NYSE: CCU) Cut to Underperform at Credit Suisse.
E.I. DuPont de Nemours (NYSE: DD) Maintained Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) Raised to Buy at Auriga.
EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE: EOG) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.
Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE: GDI) Reiterated Buy as Value at Zacks.
HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY) Started as Hold at Stifel Nicolaus; Started as Overweight at JPMorgan; Started as Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) Cut to Neutral at Robert W. Baird.
KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) Raised to Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) Raised to Buy at Auriga.
Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) Raised to Outperform at Bernstein.
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) Raised to Outperform at Robert W. Baird.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) Raised to Outperform at Bernstein.
Tessera Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA) named as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN) Cut to Market Perform at FBR.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) Started as Overweight with $80 target at Credit Suisse.
Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) Raised to Outperform at Robert W. Baird.

  • You can also see the top analyst calls of last week here, which have a much longer-term impact rather than just a day or two. Stocks noted: BAC, BRCD, DNDN, DG, LNKD, HK, POT, RSH, SNDK, SYMC, MCD, TEVA, TA, WMT, and YHOO.

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JON C. OGG