These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Thursday.
Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs, cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank and cut to Neutral at Citigroup.
Fusion-io Inc. (NYSE: FIO) started as Buy at BofA/ML.
H.J. Heinz Co. (NYSE: HNZ) reiterated Buy with $64 target at Argus.
JDS Uniphase Corp. (NASDAQ: JDSU) cut to Market Perform at Raymond James.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF) started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: MFRM) cut to Market Perform at William Blair.
MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET) cut to Equal Weight at Barclays.
Quiksilver Inc. (NYSE: ZQK) started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) raised to Buy at UBS.
Southern Copper Corp. (NYSE: SCCO) raised to Buy at Citigroup.
Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) raised to Outperform at Baird.
The St. Joe Co. (NYSE: JOE) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.
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