Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (A, BBY, BFAM, DF, ICE, JCP, MA, QCOM, CRM, SKX, VVUS)

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

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) started as Outperform at Leerink Swann.

Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) raised to Buy at Jefferies.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions LLC (NYSE: BFAM) was started in new coverage as follows: Buy at BofA/Merrill Lynch, Overweight at Barclays, Outperform at Credit Suisse, Buy at Stifel Nicolaus and Neutral at Goldman Sachs.

Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF) raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.

IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (NYSE: ICE) raised to Outperform at KBW.

J.C. Penney Co. (NYSE: JCP) was cut to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup and was cut to Perform from outperform at Oppenheimer.

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) cut to Hold at Argus.

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) was maintained as Buy but was removed from the prized Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs. Inc. (NYSE: CRM) named Bear of the Day, while all-time highs are nice but outlook may be lower at Zacks Investment Research.

Skechers USA Inc. (NYSE: SKX) named Bull of the Day as new styles and global reach are returning it to profitability at Zacks Investment Research.

VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) started as Overweight at Piper Jaffray.

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Filed under: 24/7 Wall St. Wire, Analyst Calls Tagged: A, BBY, BFAM, CRM, DF, ICE, JCP, MA, QCOM, SKX, VVUS
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