Investors and traders are usually on the hunt for profits and income. 24/7 Wall St. looks over numerous Wall St. research calls each morning to find new calls in value stocks to growth stocks to dividend stocks. Many of these are stocks to buy and some are stocks to sell. These are some of this Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from select Wall St. research calls.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) maintained Outperform with $600 price target at Credit Suisse.
Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) maintained Hold as fully valued at this time according to Argus.
Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) reiterated Buy and raised target to $96 from $88 at Argus.
CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) started as Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) maintained Outperform but cut estimates and lowered target to $32 at Oppenheimer.
First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) started on the Conviction Buy List with $47 price target at Goldman Sachs.
Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) started as Buy with $26 price target at Deutsche Bank.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF) started as Buy with $31 target price at Argus.
McDermott International Inc. (NYSE: MDR) cut to Sell at Zacks (Monday night call).
Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) started as Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
Protective Life Corp. (NYSE: PL) cut to Underperform at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) started as Outperform with $73 target at Macquarie.
Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) started as Buy with $84 target price at Canaccord Genuity.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) maintained Outperform but raised price target to $71 from $60 at Credit Suisse.
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