Top Pre-Market Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (ACN, ACL, BHP, PGI, ASML, IPAR, ITRN, STM)

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It is looking fairly quiet on the analyst research front this Monday morning.  Here are today’s early bird upgrades and downgrades from Wall Street analysts:

  • Accenture (ACN) Raised to Buy at SocGen.
  • Alcon (ACL) Raised to Outperform at Wachovia.
  • BHP Billiton (BHP) reinitiated as Buy at SocGen.
  • Premiere Global Services (PGI) Raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.
  • ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) Started as Underperform at Jefferies.
  • Inter Parfums, Inc. (IPAR) Cut to Neutral at HSBC.
  • Ituran Location and Control, Ltd. (ITRN) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
  • STMicro (STM) Cut to Sell at SocGen; targets cut at JPMorgan and UBS as well.

Jon C. Ogg
December 1, 2008