Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (MDRX, FOLD, EAT, XTEX, DRI, DFS, GG, HLF, MU, NKE, PAYX, RIMM, WHR)

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

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) cut to Hold at Argus.

Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FOLD) cut to Underperform at Wedbush.

Brinker International Inc. (NYSE: EAT) raised to Buy at Stern Agee.

Crosstex Energy L.P. (NASDAQ: XTEX) started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.

Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) cut to Market Perform at FBR Capital Markets and reiterated Buy at BofA/ML.

Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) cut to Hold at Argus.

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) reiterated Buy with $10 target at BofA/ML.

Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) cut to Neutral at Janney.

Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) cut to Neutral at Baird.

Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) was downgraded this morning after earnings by several firms: CLSA, National Bank and Paradigm Research. RIM maintained at Underperform at BofA/ML.

Whirlpool Inc. (NYSE: WHR) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.

24/7 Wall St. downgrades the Mayan Calendar to Strong Sell from Sell.

Here are some other outside (and internal) outlook pieces for the end of 2012 and 2013:


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