Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ATK, AMZN, AMCX, AMGN, AAPL, ADSK, EBAY, FLEX, JNS, ORCL, TIF, WPRT, GS, JPM, UBS)

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

Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE: ATK) cut to Market Perform at FBR Capital Markets. Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) maintained Buy but raised target to $290 at Canaccord Genuity.

AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) raised to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) raised to Buy with $96 target at Argus.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) saw its price target cut to $670 from $770 at Goldman Sachs, but here is a piece showing just how much Wall Street chases price targets up and down based on sentiment.

Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) raised to Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.

EBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) raised to Outperform at Bernstein and started as Positive at Susquehanna.

Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) cut to Outperform at Raymond James ad cut to Neutral at UBS.

Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: JNS) cut to Sell at Citigroup.

Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL) maintained Buy but removed from Conviction Buy List and price target lowered to $37 from $39 at Goldman Sachs.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) raised to Overweight at HSBC.

Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) started as Market Perform at Raymond James.

EU and U.S. brokers make key changes in investment banks:

  • Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
  • Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) cut to Neutral at Citigroup.
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.
  • Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS) raised to Buy at Soc-Gen.
  • UBS A.G. (NYSE: UBS) cut to Hold at Soc-Gen.

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