Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AAPL, BDN, CHTR, CSCO, DELL, DRIV, F, HW, HPQ, IBM, NTAP, OREX, QCOM, RIMM, CNK, RGC)

June 28, 2012 by Jon C. Ogg

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls this Thursday.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) Raised to Outperform at Bernstein.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) Started as Market Outperform at Wells Fargo.

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) Reiterated Buy with $15 target at Argus.

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) Maintained Outperform with $74 target at Credit Suisse.

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) Reiterated Buy with $24 target at Argus.

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) Started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.

Digital River Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV) Raised to Buy at BofA/ML.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) Started as Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.

Headwaters Inc. (NYSE: HW) Maintained Buy with $6.50 target at Canaccord Genuity.

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) Started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.

International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) Started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.

NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) Started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.

Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OREX) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.

QUALCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) reiterated Buy with $80 target at Canaccord Genuity.

Research in Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) maintained Hold with $10 target and weak pre-earnings commentary at Canaccord Genuity.

Janney Capital Markets lowered 2012 and 2013 earnings estimates for movie chains Cinemark Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC).

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