Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ACTV, BX, EAT, CHTR, CNO, DF, EGO, ELX, EPD, EXC, FSLR, GM, GES, MNKD, NBR, UBS, VRTX)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Friday.

The Active Network Inc. (NYSE: ACTV) cut to Market Perform at Raymond James and cut to Neutral at Citigroup.

Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) reiterated Buy and raised target to $18 at Argus.

Brinker International Inc. (NYSE: EAT) reiterated Buy with $40 target at Argus.

Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) started as Hold at Deutsche Bank.

CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.

Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF) started as Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO) started as Overweight at Morgan Stanley.

Emulex Corp. (NYSE: ELX) reiterated Buy with $11 target at Argus.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) reiterated Outperform and raised target to $61 at Credit Suisse.

Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) cut to Hold at Jefferies.

First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) cut to Hold at Cantor Fitzgerald.

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) maintained Outperform but cut target to $35 at Credit Suisse.

Guess? Inc. (NYSE: GES) cut to Hold at Jefferies.

MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) raised to Neutral at JPMorgan.

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.

UBS A.G. (NYSE: UBS) raised to Buy at Soc-Gen.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX) cut to Sell at Goldman Sachs.


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