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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ANR, APA, ACI, AHL, ABX, CAH, CMG, XRAY, ENTA, FCX, GFI, GS, JPM, LULU, MODN, OPEN, PVR, SKS, SLM, UA, VZ, GRA)

Jon C. Ogg

Investors and traders seem to always be looking for fresh research ideas that will lead to higher income or more profits. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many fresh research calls to find great ideas from value stocks to growth stocks to dividend stocks. Some are stocks to buy, while some ideas are even stocks to sell. These are some of this Monday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from select Wall St. research calls.

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR) cut to Neutral at Citigroup.

Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) started as Positive at Susquehanna.

Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) cut to Neutral at Citigroup.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: AHL) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.

Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) cut to Neutral at J.P. Morgan.

Cardinal Health Inc. (NYSE: CAH) maintained Buy with $52 target at Argus.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.

DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) raised to Buy at Citigroup.

Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTA) started as Outperform with $29 target at Credit Suisse.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) cut to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup.

Gold Fields Inc. (NYSE: GFI) raised to Neutral at Citigroup.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) started as Market Perform at KBW.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) reiterated Outperform and raised target price to $67 at Oppenheimer.

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) defended on weakness and maintained Buy rating with target raised to $77 from $71 by Janney Capital.

Model N Inc. (NYSE: MODN) started as Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.

Open Table Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN) cut to Neutral at J.P. Morgan.

PVR Partners L.P. (NYSE: PVR) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.

Saks Inc. (NYSE: SKS) cut to Neutral at J.P. Morgan.

SLM Corp. (NASDAQ: SLM) reiterated Outperform with $24 target price at Credit Suisse.

Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UA) raised to Positive at Susquehanna.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) reiterated Outperform and raised target price to $55 at Oppenheimer.

W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) started as Outperform with $91 price target at Credit Suisse.

Deutsche Bank unveiled a new list of small cap stocks that it thinks will lead the bull market charge.

Another dividend lovers piece is from Oppenheimer, showing the top picks in the high-yield business development company sector.