Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ANF, AAPL, ADP, BHI, CVC, CTSH, CS, DD, F, GPN, HAL, HAR, HOLX, IAG, MGI, NTAP, PAYX, PWR, SB, SZYM, SPLS, TWC, WLT)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Thursday.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) raised to Outperform at William Blair ad raised to Buy at Stern Agee.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reiterated Outperform with $750 target at Credit Suisse, with near-term risk-reward prices of $520 and $630.

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP) reiterated Buy with $63 target at Argus.

Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) raised to Buy at CLSA.

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) cut to Sell at Goldman Sachs.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: CTSH) raised to Outperform at Credit Suisse.

Credit Suisse Group A.G. (NYSE: CS) named value stock of the day at Zacks.

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. (NYSE: DD), or DuPont, named Bear of the Day at Zacks.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) reiterated Buy with $19 target at Argus.

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.

Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) raised to Buy at CLSA.

Harman International Industries Inc. (NYSE: HAR) started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.

Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) reiterated Buy with $27 target at Argus.

IAMGold Corp. (NYSE: IAG) cut to Sector Perform at CIBC.

MoneyGram International Inc. (NYSE: MGI) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.

NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) raised to Outperform at Raymond James.

Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.

Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) reiterated Underperform at BofA/ML.

Solazyme Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM) maintained Buy but lowered target to $10 at Canaccord Genuity.

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) reiterated Buy with $14 target at Argus.

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.

Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE: WLT) cut to Underperform at BofA/ML.

Here are the changes made in the Argus Model Portfolios as well. And speaking of model portfolios, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) made a huge number of changes from their equity portfolio holdings.

JON C. OGG


Filed under: 24/7 Wall St. Wire, Analyst Calls Tagged: AAPL, ADP,, ANF, BHI, BRK-B, CS, CTSH, CVC, DD, F, GPN, HAL, HAR, HOLX, IAG, MGI, NTAP, PAYX, PWR, SB, SPLS, SZYM, TWC, WLT

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