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24/7 Wall St. Morning Market Roundup

Author: Ashley Allen
Published: August 04, 2010 at 6:45 pm
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Every morning, 24/7 Wall St. editors cover the news, identifying important events and market-moving stories.

The following are the highlights for our Media Digest 08/04/2010 Reuters, WSJ, New York Times, Financial Times and Bloomberg:


These are this Wednesday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls:

  • American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE: AEP) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
  • Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) Raised to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
  • BP plc (NYSE: BP) Started at Market Perform at Bernstein; Reiterated Overweight at JPMorgan.
  • Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) Started as Outperform at Raymond James.
  • The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
  • Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) Cut to Hold at Jefferies.
  • First Energy Corp. (NYSE: FE) Cut to Market Perform at FBR.
  • Leap Wireless International Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP) Raised to Buy at Auriga; Cut to Neutral at SunTrust.
  • MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) Raised to Buy at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
  • priceline.com Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) Raised to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
  • Sequenom Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM) Raised to Buy at Soleil.

 
 

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