Top Pre-Market Stock Upgrades/Downgrades April 1, 2010

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


  • AnnTaylor Stores (ANN) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies
  • Legg Mason (LM) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
  • Millicom International Cellular (MICC) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JP Morgan; price target $110
  • National Instruments (NATI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow
  • Network Engines (NENG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham; price target $2.50
  • Supertex (SUPX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brigantine; price target $31


  • BlackRock (BLK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank and Sell from Buy at Citigroup
  • Research in Motion (RIMM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman

Coverage Initiated:

  • A123 Systems (AONE) initiated with a Neutral at Janney Montgomery Scott
  • Ener1 (HEV) initiated with a Sell at Janney Montgomery Scott
  • Human Genome Sciences (HGSI) initiated with a Buy at Jesup & Lamont; price target $35
  • Gap (GPS) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust; price target $28
  • Quality Distribution (QLTY) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee; price target $15
  • Sonic Solutions (SNIC) initiated with a Speculative Buy at Canaccord Adams; price target $12
  • Spreadtrum Communications (SPRD) initiated with a Buy at Auriga USA; price target $7

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