Top Analyst Upgrades and Stocks to Buy: BHP, Facebook, Monsanto, AT&T and More

June 10, 2013 by Jon C. Ogg

Investors and traders are often looking out 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 and these are some of this Monday’s top analyst upgrades, initiations and positive analyst research calls seen from Wall Street today.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) was upgraded to Buy from Hold with a $42 price target at Argus.

BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) was upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight by Evercore.

BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE: BHP) was upgraded to Buy at BofA/Merrill Lynch.

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW) was upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Enersis S.A. (NYSE: ENI) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral by Citigroup.

Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) was upgraded to Buy from Hold by Deutsche Bank.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) was upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie.

Semtech Corp. (NASDAQ: SMTC) was started as Buy at Stern Agee.

Standard Pacific Corp. (NYSE: SPF) was upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan.

Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY) was upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital.

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