Investing

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.

Overstock.com 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.

Read also: Top Analyst Downgrades and Cautious Views from Wall Street

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.