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Upgrades and Downgrades This Morning


CVN – Chevron upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James

APC – Anadarko Petro upgraded to Buy at Ticonderoga

INTU – Intuit upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at First Analysis

SINA – SINA assumed with a Buy at Brean Murray

BKE – Buckle upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee

RIMM – Research In Motion upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies

DELL – Dell upgraded to Buy at Needham

CERN – Cerner upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Cowen

PDS – Precision Drilling initiated with a Market Outperform at Howard Weil

VECO – Veeco Instruments initiated with a Buy at Ticonderoga

VRSK – Verisk Analytics upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette

CMG – Chipotle Mexican Grill upgraded to Outperform at Morgan Keegan

CECO – Career Education initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich


CREE – Cree downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities

HLS – Healthsouth initiated with a Buy at Mizuho

UBSI – United Banksh initiated with a Hold at BB&T

WYN – FBR Capital downgrades the lodging sector to Market Perform

DV – DeVry initiated with a Hold at Wunderlich

BBT – BB&T Corp initiated with a Hold at Citigroup

LDK – LDK Solar downgraded to Hold from Buy at ThinkEquity

SCHW – Charles Schwab downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie

HPQ – Hewlett-Packard downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank

STRA – Strayer Education initiated with a Hold at Wunderlich

LULU – lululemon athletica downgraded to Underweight from Hold at KeyBanc

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Gapping Up and Down This Morning

Gapping Up

ARMH +3.4%, SLV+2.9%, FL +1.5%, MENT+4%, CRM +3.5%, GLD +2.5%, SGI +12.7%, AMRI +9.4%, BRCD +2.1%, SODA+2%,

Gapping Down

MT -4.5%, RCL -4.3%, DB -4%,ING -3.8%, UN -3.8%, BBL -3.7%, LDK -20.1%, OPLK -10.9%, UBS -3.1%, BHP -3.1%, RIG -3.5%, TOT -3.3%, SAP -3.3%, BAC -3%,HPQ -10.7%, HBC -2.2%, BP -2.1%, CS -1.2%, NDSN -10.4%, ARO -10.3%, STD -5.9%, LYG -5.1%, BCS -4.6%, CCL -4.5%, RIO -4.5%,

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