Top Pre-Market Stock Upgrades/Downgrades April 7, 2010

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

Upgrades:

  • AutoChina International (AUTC) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Rodman & Renshaw; price target $45
  • CIBER (CBR) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird; price target $5 from $4
  • KeyCorp (KEY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
  • Nokia (NOK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS

Downgrades:

  • Las Vegas Sands (LVS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • PAREXEL International (PRXL) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Sony (SNE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Citigroup
  • Trimble Navigation (TRMB) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Wedbush

Coverage Initiated:

  • Alphatec Holdings (ATEC) initiated with a Buy at Maxim; price target $8
  • Cepheid (CPHD) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush; price target $22
  • Eagle Bulk Shipping (EGLE) initiated with a Perform at FBR Capital
  • Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (GNK) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital
  • IDEXX Laboratories (IDXX) initiated with a Buy at Kaufman; price target $70
  • Navios Maritime Holdings (NM) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital
  • NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP) initiated with a Buy at Needham; price target $9
  • Safe Bulkers (SB) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital
  • Sequenom (SQNM) initiated with an Underperform at Wedbush; price target $0.50
  • Staples (SPLS) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays Capital
  • Quidel (QDEL) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush; price target $15
  • WaferGen Bio-Systems (WGBS) initiated with a Buy at Hapoalim Securities; price target $8

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