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A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network (http://bit.ly/arndailyr) and Equity Briefing:

Jefferies Group  downgraded shares of Anglo American plc (NASDAQ: AAUKY) from a buy rating to a hold rating.

JPMorgan Chase  downgraded shares of Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $32.50 price target on the stock, down previously from $43.00.

Canaccord Genuity  downgraded shares of Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) from a buy rating to a hold rating. Their analysts now have a $32.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $47.00.

Bank of America  downgraded shares of Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating. Their analysts now have a $32.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $39.00.

Goldman Sachs  reiterated its sell rating on shares of Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK).

Jefferies Group  reiterated its buy rating on shares of Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK).

Avondale Partners  initiated coverage on shares of Advent Software Inc (NASDAQ: ADVS). They issued an outperform rating on the stock and set a $28.00 price target.

Bank of America  upgraded shares of American Eagle (NYSE: AEO) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. Bank of America now has a $24.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $18.00.

ThinkEquity  initiated coverage on shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN). They issued a hold rating on the stock.

Needham & Company  raised its price target on shares of Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) from $20.00 to $23.00. They have a buy rating on the stock.

HSBC  upgraded shares of Braskem SA (NYSE: BAK) from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Nomura  reiterated its buy rating on shares of Baidu.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU).

Benchmark Co.  lowered its price target on shares of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) from $45.00 to $33.00. They have a hold rating on the stock.

Northcoast Research  downgraded shares of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Gabelli  upgraded shares of Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Barclays Capital  initiated coverage on shares of Biomarin Pharm (NASDAQ: BMRN). They issued an overweight rating on the stock and set a $46.00 price target.

Bank of America  upgraded shares of Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY) from a neutral rating to a buy rating. Bank of America now has a $36.00 price target on the stock.

JPMorgan Chase  downgraded shares of Bona Film Group (NASDAQ: BONA) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating.

UBS AG  downgraded shares of Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRLI) from a buy rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $28.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

Jefferies Group  reiterated its buy rating on shares of China Unicom Hong Kong (NYSE: CHU).

Credit Suisse  initiated coverage on shares of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB). They issued a neutral rating on the stock and set a $35.00 price target.

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