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.
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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