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

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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