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.
JON C. OGG