These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Tuesday.
Badger Meter Inc. (NYSE: BMI) raised to Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Caribou Coffee Company Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOU) cut to Hold at Jefferies, cut to Equal Weight at Stephens and cut to Market Perform at William Blair.
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) cut to Underperform as the Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Ctrip.com International Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) raised to Outperform at Macquarie.
Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) raised to Positive at Susquehanna.
Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) cut to Sell with an $11.50 price target at Topeka Capital Markets.
Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) cut to Market Perform at FBR.
Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) started as Buy with $3.50 target at Goldman Sachs.
Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) started as Neutral at J.P. Morgan.
Trimble Navigation Ltd. (NASDAQ: TRMB) cut to Neutral at Lazard.
Youku.com Tudou Inc. (NYSE: YOKU) raised to Outperform at Macquarie.
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Filed under: 24/7 Wall St. Wire, Analyst Calls Tagged: BMI, CBOU, CLF, CTRP, DUK, FE, GS, HPQ, KSU, SIRI, TRMB, TSLA, YOKU