These are some of this Thursday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen having an impact from Wall Street research calls.
Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSF) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM) Raised to Market Perform at JMP Securities.
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) Raised to Buy at BofA/ML.
Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: HOV) Cut to Underweight at JPMorgan.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) Raised to Buy at BofA/ML.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
KB Home (NYSE: KBH) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.
Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) Started as Buy with $75 target at Argus.
MAKO Surgical Corp. (NASDAQ: MAKO) removed from Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs; this is one of the best performing stocks of 2011.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) Raised to Neutral from Sell at UBS; Raised to Outperform at Wedbush.
On Assignment, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASGN) named the value stock of the day at Zacks.
ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OKS) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) Started as Outperform at Robert W. Baird.
Time Warner. Inc (NYSE: TWX) Reiterated Outperform and $40 target at Credit Suisse.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) Raised to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Youku.com Inc (NYSE: YOKU) Removed from Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
JON C. OGG