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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SPY198.92  chart+0.53  chart +0.27%
GOOG584.49  chart-2.37  chart -0.40%
AAPL100.57  chart+0.04  chart +0.04%
TSLA255.71  chart-1.05  chart -0.41%
BBRY10.16  chart+0.31  chart +3.15%
NFLX472.19  chart+4.04  chart +0.86%
FB74.81  chart-0.48  chart -0.64%

Nikkei15454.45  chart+4.66  chart +0.03%
Shanghai0.00  chart0.00  chart +0.00%
UK6755.48  chart-23.83  chart -0.35%
France4240.79  chart-13.66  chart -0.32%
Germany9314.57  chart-19.71  chart -0.21%