Investing

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AMGN, CAT, CL, DE, DOW, EXPE, XOM, GE, GDOT, LINE, PCS, NAV, RTN, S, SBUX)

Source: Jon Ogg
These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall St.research calls this Friday morning.

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) raised to Overweight at Piper Jaffray.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) started as Market Perform at BMP Capital Markets.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.

Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) started as Outperform at BMO Capital Markets.

Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) cut to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.

Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) raised to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) cut to Neutral at UBS.

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) cut to Market Perform at Bernstein.

Green Dot Corp. (NYSE: GDOT) is getting crushed after earnings and has been downgraded at multiple firms: SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, JMP Securities, Keefe Bruyette Woods, Jefferies.

Linn Energy LLC (NASDAQ: LINE) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.

MetroPCS Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCS) raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) started as Underperform at BMO Capital Markets.

Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.

Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) raised to Buy at UBS.

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) cut to Neutral at R.W. Baird.

JON C. OGG

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.