Investors and traders are constantly 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. 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.
Cliff’s Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) raised to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital Markets.
Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.
Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) was initiated with an Outperform rating at Wells Fargo.
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) was raised to Overweight at J.P. Morgan.
Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.
Knot Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: KNOP) saw its quiet period end. This was initiated as Buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, started as Overweight at Barclays and started as Outperform at Raymond James.
Privatebancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: PVTB) was named Bull of the Day at Zacks Investment Research.
Thoratec Corp. (NASDAQ: THOR) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) was raised to Overweight at J.P. Morgan.
YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) was raised to Hold from Underweight at BB&T Capital.
We also have the top analyst downgrades and cautious calls for this Monday.