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STJNew York, October 18th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open.

 

American Eagle (NYSE: AEO) was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo.

 

ASML Holdings (NASDAQ: ASML) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital.

 

Atwood Oceanics (NYSE: ATW) was upgraded to Overweight from Equal-Weight at Morgan Stanley.

 

Comerica (NYSE: CMA) was downgraded to a Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee. The firm lowered its target price to $32 from $36.

 

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) was upgraded to a Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs.

 

CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX) was downgraded to a Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.

 

Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) was downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.

 

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) was upgraded to a Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.

 

Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) was upgraded to a Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.

 

Lindsay Corp. (NYSE: LNN) was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair.

 

Linear Technologies (NASDAQ: LLTC) was downgraded to a Neutral from Buy at Nomura.

 

Potash (NYSE: POT) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital.

 

Questar (NYSE: STR) was downgraded to a Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.

 

Seadrill Ltd (NYSE: SDRL) was upgraded to a Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.

 

St. Jude Medical (NYSE: STJ) was downgraded to a Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs and to a Hold from Buy at Canaccord Genuity. Additionally, St. Jude was downgraded to a Market Perform at William Blair.

 

Stryker (NYSE: SYK) was downgraded to a Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer. The firm lowered its target price to $56 from $59.

 

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) was upgraded to a Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna.

 

 



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