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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ANR, AVT, CTB, DLTR, GE, GRPN, HON, LNKD, LQDT, LOW, MFC, OPEN, BTU, STX, WMT, WEN, WDC, YELP)

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

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR) cut to Neutral at Nomura.

Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT) cut to Market Weight at Raymond James.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: CTB) named value stock of the day at Zacks.

Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) cut to Hold at Jefferies.

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) started as Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) started as Neutral at Macquarie.

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) started as Buy at Deutsche Bank.

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) started as Outperform at Macquarie.

Liquidity Services Inc. (NASDAQ: LQDT) cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.

Manulife Financial Corp. (NYSE: MFC) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.

OpenTable Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN) started as Outperform at Macquarie.

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) cut to Neutral at Nomura.

Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) cut to Sell at Citigroup.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) raised to Buy at Jefferies.

Wendy’s Co. (NASDAQ: WEN) cut to Neutral ast Cowen.

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) cut to Sell at Citigroup.

Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) started as Neutral at Macquarie.

JON C. OGG