These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Wednesday.
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) Cut to Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
A123 Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: AONE) Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM) Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
DirecTV, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTV) Raised to Buy at Citigroup; Reiterated as Buy at Canaccord Genuity.
Freescale Semiconductor Holdings (NYSE: FSL) Started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Hatteras Financial Corporation (NYSE: HTS) Raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.
IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI) Cut to Neutral at Citigroup.
Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) Started as Equal-weight at Morgan Stanley.
NVIDIA Corporation (NYSE: NVDA) Raised to Market Perform at JMP Securities.
Progressive Corporation (NYSE: PGR) Raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) Reiterated as Buy and raised target to $180 at Canaccord Genuity.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) Cut to Sector Perform at RBC.
Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE: WTW) Started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
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JON C. OGG