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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AMSF, BMY, BRCM, CBST, HOV, INTC, JNJ, KBH, LEN, LULU, MAKO, NFLX, ASGN, OKS, TSLA, TWX, YHOO, YOKU)

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