Top 10 Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: FedEx, HP, Sprint, Walmart and More

Investors and traders are usually on the lookout for new research ideas that will generate higher income or more profits. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many analyst research calls from Wall Street and from boutique firms to find great ideas in value stocks, growth stocks and dividend stocks. Some are stocks to buy, while some ideas are even stocks to sell. These are 10 of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from select Wall Street research calls this Thursday.

Ann Inc. (NYSE: ANN) was upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at J.P. Morgan.

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo.

L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LTD) initiated with an Underperform at Oppenheimer.

Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Cowen & Co.

SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair.

Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus on the post-merger saga.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James.

Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY) was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets.

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) was downgraded to Neutral from the prized Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.

UBS has issued a list of online retail stocks to buy that are leaders in online sales.

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