Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (BMI, CBOU, CLF, CTRP, DUK, FE, GS, HPQ, KSU, SIRI, TSLA, TRMB, YOKU)

Bull and Bear
Bull and Bear

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. 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. Tudou Inc. (NYSE: YOKU) raised to Outperform at Macquarie.

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