Top Pre-Market Stock Upgrades/Downgrades April 20, 2010

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

Upgrades:

  • Cbeyond (CBEY) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at FBR Capital Markets; price target $18 from $14
  • EMC (EMC) target raised to $23 from $21 at Jefferies
  • Intrepid Potash (IPI) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Soleil; price target $25
  • Microchip (MCHP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
  • Monster Worldwide (MWW) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse; price target $22 from $15
  • Netflix (NFLX) target raised to $96 from $87.50 at Caris & Company
  • Petrohawk Energy (HK) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at FBR Capital; price target $30 from $25
  • Potash (POT) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Soleil; price target $100
  • Sigma Designs (SIGM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BWS Financial; price target $19

Downgrades:

  • Coinstar (CSTR) downgraded to Weight from Overweight at Thomas Weisel
  • SAIC (SAI) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Cowen

Coverage Initiated:

  • Atmel (ATML) initiated with an Outperform at Rodman & Renshaw; price target $8
  • Broadwind Energy (BWEN) initiated with a Hold at Lazard
  • Concur Technologies (CNQR) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
  • Sensata Technologies (ST) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer; price target $26
  • TiVo (TIVO) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital Markets; price target $25
  • Tri-Tech Holding (TRIT) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray; price target $20

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