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Analysts' Upgrades And Downgrades: GOOG, NOK, MDRX, BIIB, SSP, VRSN, FDX, FSLR

 February 27, 2013 10:24 AM

(By Balaseshan) A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts on Wednesday.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) upgraded to "Buy" from "Neutral" at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Shares inched 0.91 percent higher to trade at $797.32.

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) upgraded to "Buy" from "Hold" at Argus. Shares rose 3.67 percent to trade at $3.70.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) upgraded to "Outperform" from "Neutral" at Credit Suisse. Shares added 2.51 percent to trade at $12.66.

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Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) upgraded to "Buy" from "Hold" at Canaccord Genuity. Shares gained 1.23 percent to trade at $163.98.

E.W. Scripps Co. (NYSE: SSP) downgraded to "Neutral" from "Overweight" at JPMorgan. Shares declined 2.80 percent to trade at $10.43.

Verisign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) downgraded to "Neutral" from "Outperform" at Credit Suisse. Shares inched up 0.45 percent to trade at $44.98.

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FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) downgraded to "Hold" from "Buy" at BB&T Capital. Shares rose 1.20 percent to trade at $104.40.

First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) downgraded to "Underperform" from "Buy" at Bank of America/Merrill Lunch. The company's rating was lowered to "Neutral" from "Outperform" at Robert W. Baird. Shares fell 16.90 percent to trade at $26.06.

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