Top Analyst Upgrades and Stocks to Buy: Ciena, Gap, Halcon and More

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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 Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades, initiations and positive analyst research calls seen from Wall Street today.

Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets.

Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) was started as Overweight at Evercore Partners.

Cooper Companies Inc. (NYSE: COO) was raised to Outperform with a $122 target price at Raymond James.

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.

Halcon Resources Corp. (NYSE: HK) was raised to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.

Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) was started as Overweight at Piper Jaffray.

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) was reiterated as Buy but the target was raised to $48 from $44 at Argus.

Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE: PRU) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $75 price target at Argus.

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Regal Beloit Corp. (NYSE: RBC) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) was reiterated Buy and the target was raised to $44 from $40 at Argus.

Deutsche Bank gave its top biotech stocks to buy today.

Jefferies has its list of industrial stock picks of the month.

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