Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ANF, AEO, ADSK, BMY, BIP, CPB, DV, IDCC, KMI, MDCO, MRK, OTEX, PCYC, STX, SPLS, VHC)

August 24, 2012 by Jon C. Ogg



These are the top analyst calls of upgrades, downgrades and initiations we have seen from Wall St. research calls this Friday morning.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) maintained Hold but lowered earnings estimates by 22% at Argus.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) raised to Neutral at BofA/ML.

Autodesk Corp. (NASDAQ: ADSK) cut to Underperform at BofA/ML, cut to Hold at Canaccord Genuity cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY) raised to Buy at BofA/ML.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (NYSE: BIP) started as Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) started as Neutral at Credit Suisse.

DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV) named as Bear of the Day at Zacks.

InterDigital Inc. (NASDAQ: IDCC) started as Outperform at William Blair.

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) started as Overweight at Barclays.

Medicines Co. (NASDAQ: MDCO) named as Bull of the Day at Zacks.

Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.

Open Text Corp. (NASDAQ: OTEX) named value stock of the day at Zacks.

Pharmacyclics Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYC) started as Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.

Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) cut to Hold at S&P Capital IQ.

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) cut to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.

VirnetX Holding Corp. (NYSEMKT: VHC) started as Outperform at William Blair.