Investors and traders seem to be constantly looking for fresh research ideas that will lead to higher income or more profits. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many fresh research calls each morning to find great ideas from value stocks to growth stocks to dividend stocks. We are breaking out the positive analyst calls as far as stocks to buy and positive research calls today. These are some of this Friday’s top analyst upgrades, initiations and positive analyst research calls.
Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight by Morgan Stanley; Barclays also raised its rating to Overweight.
BankUnited Inc. (NYSE: BKU) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $34 price target at Keefe Bruyette & Woods.
Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse.
KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) was started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
L3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) was raised to Neutral from Underperform with a $97 price target at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
OpenTable Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE: PHM) was raised to Outperform from Neutral but the price target was cut to $21 from $23.50 by Credit Suisse.
Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) was raised to Neutral from Underperform with a $79 price target at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
Teradyne Inc. (NYSE: TER) was started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) was raised to Buy from Hold with a whopping $160 price target at Deutsche Bank.
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE: VSH) was initiated as Buy with a $19 price target at BofA/Merrill Lynch.