Top Pre-Market Stock Upgrades/Downgrades April 27, 2010

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


  • Boeing (BA) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Wells Fargo
  • Cavium Networks (CAVM) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Cowen
  • Children’s Place Retail Stores (PLCE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JP Morgan
  • Coinstar (CSTR) target raised to $47 from $35 at Wedbush
  • Marvell Technology (MRVL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPDI) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
  • Sanmina-SCI (SANM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham; price target $23
  • TASER International (TASR) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JP Morgan; price target $6


  • American International Group (AIG) downgraded to Underperform from Perform at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
  • (BIDU) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Insituform Technologies (INSU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Mntgmy Scott
  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Morgan Joseph
  • (SOHU) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Citigroup

Coverage Initiated:

  • GT Solar International (SOLR) initiated with an Outperform at Pacific Crest; price target $9
  • Intel (INTC) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee; price target $28
  • International Game Technology (IGT) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc Capital Markets; price target $27
  • NVIDIA (NVDA) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee
  • Oracle (ORCL) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup; price target $32
  • Sequenom (SQNM) initiated with a Neutral at Ladenburg Thalmann
  • Vivus (VVUS) initiated with a Buy at Brean Murray; price target $15

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