These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Thursday.
Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer and raised to Buy at Canaccord Genuity.
Banco de Chile (NYSE: BCH) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE: BSAC) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) maintained Outperform but cut target to $86 at Credit Suisse.
BP PLC (NYSE: BP) started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) named value stock of the day at Zacks.
Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) raised to Outperform at FBR.
Crocs Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) cut to Neutral at Stern Agee.
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) started as Sell at Cantor Fitzgerald.
EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) reiterated Buy and $36 target at Argus.
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) maintained Hold with view in high-$20s at Argus.
Hibbett Sports Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) maintained Outperform but named as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) raised to Outperform at Bernstein.
Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Intersil Corp. (NASDAQ: ISIL) cut to Sell at Citigroup.
Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) cut to Hold at Argus.
Norfolk Southern Co. (NYSE: NSC) cut to Neutral at BofA/ML.
JON C. OGG
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