Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (ACPW, AMAT, ACI, BCS, CELL, COG, DUK, HCA, MDT, OMG, PT)

These are some of this Thursday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen having an impact from Wall Street research calls.

Active Power Inc. (NASDAQ: ACPW) Started as Buy at Merriman.
Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) Cut to Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) Raised to Outperform at BMO.
Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) Raised to Buy at UBS.
Brightpoint Inc. (NASDAQ: CELL) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.
Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) Raised to Sector Perform at RBC.
HCA Inc. (NYSE: HCA) Started as Buy at Auriga.
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) Raised to Hold at Argus.
OM Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMG) named Value stock of the day at Zacks.
Portugal Telecom SGPS SA (NYSE: PT) Started as Neutral at Credit Suisse.