Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AWK, AMTG, NLY, BZH, CHK, CXS, CRY, F, KFT, L, PGR, RF, TICC, WMT)
American Water Works Company Inc. (NYSE: AWK) raised to Outperform at Baird.
Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc. (NYSE: AMTG) started as Market Outperform at JMP Securities.
Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY) cut to Underperform at FBR.
Beazer Homes (NYSE: BZH) raised to Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) cut to Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets.
Crexus Investment Corp. (NYSE: CXS) raised to Market Perform at FBR.
CryoLife Inc. (NYSE: CRY) cut to Hold at Benchmark.
Kraft Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: KFT) raised to Buy at Jefferies.
Progressive Corp. (NYSE: PGR) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF) raised to Buy at BofA/ML.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) Raised to Buy with $83 target at Stifel Nicolaus.
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