Top Pre-Market Stock Upgrades/Downgrades April 26, 2010

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


  • Cisco Systems (CSCO) target raised to $32 from $29 at Oppenheimer
  • Dendreon (DNDN) target raised to $50 from $40 at Brean Murray
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts (HOT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus; price target $70
  • Johnson Controls (JCI) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird; price target $42 from $33
  • Medivation (MDVN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Roth Capital; price target $14 from $10
  • Netflix (NFLX) target raised to $120 from $96 at Caris
  • Patriot Coal (PCX) target raised to $30 from $25 at Brean Murray
  • RSC Holdings (RRR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank; price target $25


  • Apartment Investment (AIV) downgraded to Underperform from Perform at BMO Capital Markets
  • Dell (DELL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Standpoint Research
  • Nokia (NOK) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
  • Perry Ellis International (PERY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Global Hunter
  • Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) downgraded to Underperform at Calyon
  • (SOHU) downgraded to Neutral at UBS

Coverage Resumed:

  • Myriad Genetics (MYGN) resumed with an Overweight at JP Morgan; price target $30

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