Top Wall Street Analyst Upgrades: Disney, Petrobras, Others

Investors and traders are always on the lookout 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. We are breaking out the positive analyst calls as far as stocks to buy and positive research calls today.

These are some of this Monday’s top analyst upgrades, initiations and positive analyst research calls seen from Wall Street today.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie.

FLIR Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) was raised to Neutral from Underweight at J.P. Morgan.

Lifepoint Hospitals Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) was raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.

Madison Square Garden Inc. (NASDAQ: MSG) was initiated as an Outperform with a $68 price target at Credit Suisse.

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH) was maintained as Outperform but added to the Focus List at Credit Suisse.

SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital Markets.

Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Baird.

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) was raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.

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