Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ANR, BSFT, CMS, D, ERIC, KBR, KCG, NWSA, POT, SIRI, SONS, DDD, USB, XEL)

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

Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) cut to Hold at Brean Murray Carret.

BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) started as Perform at Oppenheimer.

CMS Energy Corp. (NYSE: CMS) cut to Hold at Argus.

Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) raised to Neutral at JPMorgan.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) raised to Hold from Sell at Soc-Gen.

KBR Inc. (NYSE: KBR) maintained as Buy but removed from Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.

Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE: KCG) cut to Market Perform at KBW.

News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWSA) raised to Buy at Citigroup.

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) cut to Sector Perform at CIBC.

Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) raised to Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.

Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONS) started as Outperform at Oppenheimer.

3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) cut to Underweight at JPMorgan.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) cut to Perform at Oppenheimer.

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL) cut to Hold at Argus.

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