Top Analyst Upgrades and Stocks to Buy: Alkermes, Sonus Networks and More

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Investors and traders are always on the hunt for new research ideas that will lead to higher income or more profits. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many fresh research calls each morning 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.

Alkermes PLC (NASDAQ: ALKS) was initiated with an Outperform rating and $42 price target at Leerink Swann.

Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.

Athenahealth Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) was raised to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James.

EnerNOC Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC) was raised to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James.

FirstMerit Corp. (NASDAQ: FMER) was started as Overweight at J.P. Morgan.

Linear Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: LLTC) was raised to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup.

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.

Sonus Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: SONS) was raised to Buy from Hold at Jefferies.

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