These are some of this Thursday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.
Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) Reiterated Hold at Argus.
Cabela’s, Inc. (NYSE: CAB) named as value stock of the day at Zacks.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) Reiterated Neutral at Credit Suisse.
CNOOC Ltd (NYSE: CEO) Cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE: EXM) Cut to Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) Reiterated Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) Cut to Market Perform at FBR.
Level 3 Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) Raised to Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
LM Ericsson Telephone Company (NASDAQ: ERIC) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
MercadoLibre (NASDAQ: MELI) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE: PTR) Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Pool Corporation (NASDAQ: POOL) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.
TJX Companies Inc. (NYSE: TJX) Reiterated Hold at Argus.
VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) reiterated Outperform but raised target to $36.00 at Credit Suisse; Raised to Hold at Brean Murray.
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