Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AKRX, BRCM, CCL, CHK, CHA, EA, FB, GTAT, LLL, MKTX, MRVL, RSG, SNDK, TXN, RIG, WM, WNR)


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

Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) started as Buy with $18 target at BofA/ML.

Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) reiterated Buy with $46 target at Argus.

Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) cut to Hold at Jefferies and raised to Buy at S&P Equity Research.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) cut to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.

China Telecom Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: CHA) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reiterated Neutral with $23 target at BofA/ML.

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: GTAT) cut to Hold at Canaccord Genuity.

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) named as Bear of the Day at Zacks.

MarketAxess Holdings Inc.(NASDAQ: MKTX) cut to Underperform with $28 target at Credit Suisse.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) cut to Hold at Canaccord Genuity.

Republic Services Inc. (NYSE: RSG) started as Hold at KeyBanc.

SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK) cut to Market Perform at JMP Securities.

Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) cut to Perform at Oppenheimer.

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) raised to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs.

Waste Management Inc. (NYSE: WM) started as Hold at KeyBanc.

Western Refining Inc. (NYSE: WNR) named as Bull of the Day at Zacks.


Filed under: 24/7 Wall St. Wire, Analyst Calls Tagged: AKRX, BRCM, CCL, CHA, CHK, EA, FB, GTAT, LLL, MKTX, MRVL, RIG, RSG, SNDK, TXN, WM, WNR