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Top Analyst Upgrades and Stocks to Buy: AIG, Cisco, Corning and More

Investors and traders seem to be 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 and stocks to buy from the positive research calls. These are some of this Monday’s top analyst upgrades, initiations and positive analyst research calls seen from Wall Street today.

American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays.

Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette Woods.

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at FBR Capital Markets.

Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays.

Express Scripts Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX) was raised to Buy from Hold at Jefferies.

Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE: BEN) was raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.

Hartford Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays.

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Sequenom Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse.

T-Mobile USA Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) was raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.

W.W. Grainger Inc. (NYSE: GWW) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James.

XL Group PLC (NYSE: XL) was named as Bull of the Day at Zacks Investment Research.

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Fairway Group Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FWM) saw its quiet period come to an end and was given mostly positive research calls: started as Outperform at Credit Suisse, started as Buy at BB&T, started as Buy at Jefferies and started as Outperform at Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer strategist raises the firm’s year-end 2013 S&P 500 price and earnings targets to 1,730 for the index and $109.00 for the total earnings per share estimate.

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