Top Pre-Market Stock Upgrades/Downgrades March 22, 2010

Here is a list of this morning’s top companies upgrades, downgrades, and initiations by brokerage firms.

Upgrades:

  • Boeing (BA) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Oppenheimer
  • Citigroup (C) upgraded to Buy at Rochdale
  • Medtronic (MDT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Lazard Capital
  • Standard Microsystems (SMSC) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Morgan Keegan

Downgrades:

  • Akamai Technologies (AKAM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Citigroup
  • General Maritme (GMR) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JP Morgan
  • IAC/InterActive (IACI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Jack in the Box (JACK) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JP Morgan
  • Lockheed Martin (LMT) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer
  • OfficeMax (OMX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
  • Verisign (VRSN) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer

Coverage Initiated:

  • 8×8 (EGHT) initiated with an Outperform at Northland Securities
  • MasterCard (MA) initiated with a Buy at Argus
  • Solar Capital (SLRC) initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg Thalmann

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