Top Pre-Market Upgrades/Downgrades (BP, EMC, GME, MSFT, NE, BCON, BRCD, MCD)

By May 27, 2010, 9:02 AM Author's Blog  

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


  • Acergy (ACGY) upgraded to Buy at UBS
  • BP (BP) upgraded to Outperform at Oppenheimer
  • EMC (EMC) upgraded to Buy at Caris
  • GameStop (GME) upgraded to Buy at Janney Montgomery Scott
  • Gentex (GNTX) upgraded to Buy at Soleil
  • Microsoft (MSFT) upgraded to Outperform at FBR
  • Quidel (QDEL) upgraded to Outperform at Wedbush


  • Akamai Technologies (AKAM) downgraded to Sector Perform at Pacific Crest
  • Foster Wheeler (FWLT) downgraded to Neutral at Goldman Sachs
  • Noble (NE) downgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets
  • Semtech (SMTC) downgraded to Below Average at Caris
  • Union Pacific (UNP) downgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets

Coverage Initiated:

  • Beacon Power (BCON) initiated with a Buy at Ardour Capital; price target $1.50
  • Brocade (BRCD) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
  • Cbeyond (CBEY) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair
  • Manitowoc (MTW) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
  • McDonald’s (MCD) initiated with a Buy at Stern Agee
  • SAVVIS (SVVS) initiated with a Perform at William Blair
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SPY210.77  chart-0.88  chart -0.42%
GOOG555.37  chart-9.69  chart -1.71%
AAPL132.65  chart+2.37  chart +1.82%
TSLA231.55  chart+13.12  chart +6.01%
TWTR51.66  chart+0.84  chart +1.65%
BBRY10.24  chart-0.14  chart -1.35%
NFLX566.08  chart+7.68  chart +1.38%
FB81.91  chart+0.38  chart +0.47%

Nikkei20058.95  chart+75.63  chart +0.38%
UK7045.42  chart-58.56  chart -0.82%
France5215.30  chart-53.61  chart -1.02%
Germany11956.33  chart-82.83  chart -0.69%

EUR / USD1.0926  chart+0.0042  chart +0.39%
GBP / USD1.5279  chart+0.0051  chart +0.33%
CAD / USD0.8288  chart+0.0017  chart +0.21%
AUD / USD0.7925  chart+0.0075  chart +0.96%