Top 10 Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (APC, AAPL, BSFT, CAT, EA, FIO, GMAN, BTU, RFMD, TI)

March 26, 2013 by Jon C. Ogg

Investors and traders are constantly looking for new ideas that will generate profits. 24/7 Wall St. looks over research calls from all over to find great ideas, from value stocks to dividends to growth stocks. Many research-driven ideas for stocks to buy and stocks to sell come from independent research firms. Some also come from the large sell-side investment banking firms on Wall St.

These are some of this Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from select Wall St. research calls.

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC) reiterated Outperform and target raised to $109 from $99 at Credit Suisse.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) maintained Outperform but target price cut to $550 from $600 at Oppenheimer.

BroadSoft Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) maintained Positive but target cut by $9 to $109 and estimates were lowered at Susquehanna.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) raised to Overweight at Piper Jaffray.

Fusion-io Inc. (NYSE: FIO) started as Perform at Oppenheimer.

Gordmans Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: GMAN) cut to Neutral at Piper Jaffray and cut to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) raised to Outperform at Raymond James.

RF Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMD) raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.

Telecom Italia S.p.A. (NYSE: TI) cut to Equal Weight at Barclays.

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