Top Analyst Upgrades and Positive Views from Wall Street

Investors and traders are usually always on the hunt for fresh research ideas that will lead to higher income or more profits. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many fresh analyst research calls to find great ideas from value stocks to growth stocks to dividend stocks. We have broken 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 seen from Wall St. today.

Ameriprise Financial Inc. (NYSE: AMP) started as Buy with $83 price target at Citigroup.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) initiated as Buy at a boutique called Standpoint Research, with a $480 price target that is lower than the $600+ consensus.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: COG) started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.

E*TRADE Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ETFC) raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital Markets, and Bernstein raised its overseas price target but maintained an Underperform rating. Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK) raised to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill Lynch.

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: SIX) started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.

Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL) raised to Outperform at Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) raised to Neutral from Sell at UBS.

UBS A.G. (NYSE: UBS) raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX) saw two positive analyst notes, as the biotech was raised to Buy at Canaccord Genuity and raised to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs.

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