The latest upgrades in the stocks market as of the 15th of December 2010 include Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) which was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
At Janney Montgomery EMC (NYSE:EMC) and UniTek Global Services (NASDAQ:UNTK) both started at Buy.
Over at UBS, Blue Coat Systems (NASDAQ:BCSI) began at Buy while Tutor Perini Corp (NYSE:TPC) was promoted from Neutral to Buy. At Goldman Sachs, Covidien (NYSE:COV) went up from Neutral to Buy even as Goodrich Petroleum (NYSE:GDP) advanced from Market Perform to Outperform over at Wells Fargo
On the other hand Walgreen (NYSE:WAG) opened with Buy at Hapoalim Securities. Fluor (NYSE:FLR) also started at the same level with Buy at Keybanc.
Recent downgrades at the stocks market as of the 14th of December 2010 included Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) which was relegated from Buy to Hold at Citigroup. The same thing happened to Toreador Resources (NASDAQ:TRGL) which was also reduced from Buy to Hold Stifel Nicolaus.
At Janney Montgomery, both VMware (NYSE:VMW) and NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) started at Neutral. Still at Janney Montgomery, Progressive (NYSE:PGR) went down from Buy to Neutral.
KBR (NYSE:KBR) and Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE:CBI) both began with Hold over at Keybanc.
CareFusion Corp (NYSE:CFN) was reduced from Buy to Neutral at Goldman Sachs which was the same level as Acorda Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACOR) after it went down from Outperform to Neutral at RW Baird.
Over at UBS, Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) and Actuant (NYSE:ATU) both started with Neutral and Kaiser Aluminum (NASDAQ:KALU) went down from Buy to Neutral still at UBS.