Top Pre-Market Stock Upgrades/Downgrades April 6, 2010

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

Upgrades:

  • CardioNet (BEAT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Roth Capital; price target $12 from $7
  • Dollar General (DG) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Huron Consulting (HURN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird; price target $30 from $27
  • Isle of Capri Casinos (ISLE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Murray; price target $12
  • Schlumberger (SLB) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James
  • Walt Disney (DIS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Soleil; price target $42

Downgrades:

  • Bally Technologies (BYI) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
  • Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
  • STR Holdings (STRI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Hapoalim Securities

Coverage Initiated:

  • A123 Systems (AONE) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities
  • Avanir Pharmaceuticals (AVNR) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord Adams
  • Cree (CREE) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities
  • Cisco Systems (CSCO) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich; price target $33
  • eBay (EBAY) initiated with an Overweight at Thomas Weisel; price target $34
  • Halliburton (HAL) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James
  • Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI) initiated with a Hold at Auriga USA; price target $11
  • Oracle (ORCL) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie; price target $29
  • Orthovita (VITA) initiated with a Buy at Maxim; price target $6
  • Synaptics (SYNA) initiated with an Outperform at Rodman & Renshaw; price target $32

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