Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (NLY, ARUN, COG, KO, CREE, DRI, HPQ, HMC, LEN, PEP, KWR, SFD, VECO)

These are some of Friday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY) Cut to Market Perform at KBW.
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) Raised to Buy at Janney.
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
Cree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) Started as Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) Cut to Equal-Weight at Morgan Stanley.
Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) Raised to Buy at Stern Agee.
Honda Motor Company (NYSE: HMC) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) Cut to Neutral at Citigroup.
Pepsico Inc. (NYSE: PEP) Started as Hold at Jefferies.
Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) named Value stock of the day at Zacks.
Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE: SFD) Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) Started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.