Here is a list of this morning’s top companies upgrades, downgrades, and initiations by brokerage firms.
- AFLAC (AFL) upgraded to Overweight at JP Morgan
- Beazer Homes (BZH) upgraded to Buy at Citigroup
- Hansen Natural (HANS) upgraded to Buy at Goldman
- LDK Solar (LDK) upgraded to Buy at BofA/Merrill
- RightNow Technologies (RNOW) upgraded to Outperform at FBR Capital; price target $19
- Spreadtrum Communications (SPRD) upgraded to Hold at Needham
- Valspar (VAL) upgraded to Overweight at JP Morgan; price target $37
- Assurant (AIZ) downgraded to Neutral at JPMorgan
- BB&T (BBT) downgraded to Hold at Deutsche Bank
- Apple (AAPL) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee; price target $300
- Impax Laboratories (IPXL) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies; price target $24
- Netflix (NFLX) initiated with an Outperform at Morgan Keegan
- QUALCOMM (QCOM) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee
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