These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations we have seen from Wall St. research calls this Thursday.
Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) started as Outperform with $16 target at Credit Suisse.
Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG) cut to Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) reiterated Buy and raised target to $113 at Argus.
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) started as Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Encore Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ECPG) named value stock of the day at Zacks.
Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: HST) cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Leap Wireless International Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP) raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Marriott International Inc. (NYSE: MAR) cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
MetroPCS Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCS) cut to Underperform at Oppenheimer.
North American Palladium Ltd. (NYSEMKT: PAL) raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Siemens A.G. (NYSE: SI) cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) started as Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Texas Capital Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: TCBI) named as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Zynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA) started as Underperform with $3 target at Credit Suisse.
JON C. OGG