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.


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