These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Friday morning.
BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) Cut to Hold at Societe Generale; Cut to Neutral at HSBC.
BP plc (NYSE: BP)Started as Neutral at Nomura.
Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM) Cut to Underperform at Stern Agee.
DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) Started as Equal-Weight at Barclays.
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) Reiterated Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Gafisa S.A. (NYSE: GFA) named as Value stock of the day at Zacks.
Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN) Cut to Perform at Oppenheimer.
j2 Global Communications (NASDAQ: JCOM) Raised to Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) Started as Overweight at Barclays.
LM Ericsson Telephone Co. (NASDAQ: ERIC) Reiterated Buy with $19 target at Argus.
Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) maintained Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) added to U.S. Focus List at Credit Suisse.
PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) Cut to Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) Raised to Outperform at Baird; Raised to Buy at ThinkEquity.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) Raised to Hold at S&P Equity Research.
Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA) Raised to Buy at Stern Agee; Raised to Hold at Needham.
JON C. OGG