Top Pre-Market Upgrades/Downgrades (AA, BP, C, NVDA, RIG, VMW, VRTX, CLRT, ADBE, DWA)

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


  • Alcoa (AA) upgraded to Outperform at Macquarie
  • BP (BP) upgraded to Buy at Benchmark
  • Cerner (CERN) upgraded to Overweight at JPMorgan
  • Citigroup (C) upgraded to Outperform at Oppenheimer
  • NVIDIA (NVDA) upgraded to Outperform at FBR
  • Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Outperform at Macquarie
  • VMware (VMW) upgraded to Outperform at RBC
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) upgraded to Neutral at Wedbush


  • Adobe Systems (ADBE) downgraded to Sector Perform at RBC
  • DreamWorks Animation (DWA) downgraded to Hold at Jefferies

Coverage Initiated:

  • Celera (CRA) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
  • Clarient (CLRT) initiated with a Buy at Benchmark
  • Entropic Communications (ENTR) initiated with a Buy at ThinkEquity
  • QuinStreet (QNST) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James
  • ValueClick (VCLK) initiated with a Strong Buy at Raymond James

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