Top Pre-Market Stock Upgrades/Downgrades April 9, 2010

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


  • DISH Network (DISH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
  • SciClone Pharmaceuticals (SCLN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BWS Financial; price target $7.25
  • Telvent (TLVT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at ThinkEquity
  • Williams-Sonoma (WSM) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer; price target $40 from $26


  • Alcoa (AA) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JP Morgan
  • Compellent Technologies (CML) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at JMP
  • EchoStar (SATS) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Citigroup
  • MGM Mirage (MGM) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Soleil; price target $11
  • Netflix (NFLX) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Wedbush
  • Synaptics (SYNA) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Lazard
  • Zale (ZLC) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Soleil Securities

Coverage Initiated:

  • Garmin (GRMN) initiated with a Neutral at MKM Partners; price target $36
  • Illumina (ILMN) initiated with a Perform at JMP Securities
  • Mindspeed Technologies (MSPD) initiated with an Overweight at Thomas Weisel; price target $11
  • Qualcomm (QCOM) initiated with an Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas
  • Texas Instruments (TXN) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas

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