Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AIXG, BAC, BCSI, CSC, GOOG, HAIN, HPQ, HD, HSP, MMI, ODP, PAAS, DGX, REGN, SXL)

August 17, 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.

Aixtron SE (NASDAQ: AIXG) Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) Maintained Buy but lowered target to $14 at Credit Suisse.
Blue Coat Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI) Downgraded at Piper Jaffray, BofA/ML, Sten Agee, and Needham.
Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) Maintained Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Cut to Sell with $500 target at S&P Equity Research (late Tuesday).
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN) Raised to Outperform at RBC.
Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) Cut to Market Perform at BMO.
Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) Reiterated Buy with $44 target at Argus.
Hospira Inc. (NYSE: HSP) Raised to Hold at Citigroup.
Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) Raised to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP) Raised to Neutral at UBS.
Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS) Raised to Buy at Canaccord Genuity.
Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX) Raised to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) Cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.
Sunoco Logistics, LP (NYSE: SXL) Raised to Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.

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