Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (BBT, CENT, C, GTAT, HBI, MDVN, ONXX, PNRA, RF, SD, SWHC, USB, WFC)

Bull and BearThese are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Wednesday.

BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) cut to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.

Central Garden & Pet Co. (NASDAQ: CENT) named as Bear of the Day at Zacks.

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) raised to Overweight at Morgan Stanley.

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: GTAT) cut to Neutral at Piper Jaffray.

Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) named as Bear of the Day at Zacks.

Medivation Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) started as Neutral at UBS.

Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ONXX) started at Buy at UBS.

Panera Bread Co. (NASDAQ: PNRA) raised to Outperform at Wedbush.

Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF) raised Overweight at Morgan Stanley

SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE: SD) cut to Neutral at Citigroup.

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SWHC) cut to Neutral at Cowen.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) cut to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) cut to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley

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Filed under: 24/7 Wall St. Wire, Analyst Calls Tagged: BBT, C, CENT, GTAT, HBI, MDVN, ONXX, PNRA, RF, SD, SWHC, USB, WFC
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