Top Pre-Market Stock Upgrades/Downgrades April 13, 2010

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

Upgrades:

  • A123 Systems (AONE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • ConocoPhillips (COP) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer; price target $70
  • Crocs (CROX) upgraded to Overweight from Weight at Thomas Weisel; price target $12
  • DeVry (DV) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse; price target $75 from $69
  • Expedia (EXPE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman; price target $31 from $25
  • Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) upgraded to Buy at Janco
  • Sourcefire (FIRE) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Pacific Crest
  • Verso Paper (VRS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse

Downgrades:

  • Alcoa (AA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
  • Ameristar Casinos (ASCA) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JP Morgan
  • Harley-Davidson (HOG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
  • Huntington Banc (HBAN) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
  • KeyCorp (KEY) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
  • Priceline.com (PCLN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman

Coverage Initiated:

  • Altera (ALTR) initiated with a Buy at Ticonderoga
  • Apple (AAPL) initiated with a Outperform at Rodman & Renshaw; price target $285
  • InterMune (ITMN) initiated with an Overweight at JP Morgan; price target $60
  • Lattice (LSCC) initiated with a Neutral at Ticonderoga
  • Red Hat (RHT) initiated with a Buy at UBS
  • Zhongpin (HOGS) initiated with a Buy at Jesup & Lamont; price target $21
  • Xilinx (XLNX) initiated with a Neutral at Ticonderoga

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