Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (JNJ, JNPR, LLL, MCO, NOC, PEG, RBCN, SAP, SSNI, PLCE, TTS, MTN, VALE, VRTX)

Investors and traders remain on the lookout for new ideas for profits and income. 24/7 Wall St. looks over numerous research calls to find great ideas from value stocks to growth stocks to dividend stocks. Many of these are stocks to buy and to sell in reports of Wall St. analysts and independent research firms.

These are some of this Monday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from select Wall St. research calls.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) cut to Neutral from Overweight on valuation at J.P. Morgan.

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) raised to Buy with $22 target at Argus.

L-3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LLL) cut to Underweight from Neutral at J.P. Morgan.

Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.

Northrup Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) raised to Neutral from Underweight at J.P. Morgan.

Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (NYSE: PEG) cut to Hold at Argus.

Rubicon Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: RBCN) raised to Buy with $12 target at Stern Agee.

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SAP A.G. (NYSE: SAP) added to European Focus List and raised target by more than 6% in ordinary shares at Credit Suisse.

Silver Spring Networks (NYSE: SSNI) initiated in new coverage as quiet period ends: Outperform with $26 target at Credit Suisse, Outperform with $22 target at Baird, Neutral at Goldman Sachs and Neutral at Piper Jaffray.

The Children’s Place Retail Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) named as Bear of the Day at Zacks.

Tile Shop Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS) started as Outperform with $26 target at Credit Suisse.

Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) raised to Buy from Hold with $21 price target at Canaccord Genuity.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX) started as Hold at Canaccord Genuity.

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