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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SPY210.70  chart-2.29  chart -1.08%
GOOG532.32  chart-7.79  chart -1.44%
AAPL129.62  chart-2.92  chart -2.20%
TSLA247.455  chart-0.275  chart -0.11%
TWTR36.51  chart-0.09  chart -0.25%
BBRY10.30  chart-0.18  chart -1.72%
NFLX615.95  chart-5.92  chart -0.95%
FB79.335  chart-1.205  chart -1.50%

Nikkei20472.58  chart+35.10  chart +0.17%
UK6985.78  chart+36.79  chart +0.53%
France5103.78  chart+20.24  chart +0.40%
Germany11630.00  chart+4.87  chart +0.04%

EUR / USD1.0870  chart-0.0005  chart -0.05%
GBP / USD1.5373  chart-0.0011  chart -0.07%
CAD / USD0.8029  chart-0.0013  chart -0.16%
AUD / USD0.7713  chart-0.0023  chart -0.30%