Top Analyst Upgrades and Stocks to Buy: CME, J.C. Penney, Nike 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 each morning to find great ideas from value stocks to growth stocks to dividend stocks. We have broken out the positive analyst calls as far as stocks to buy this Tuesday.

CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) was upgraded to Neutral from Underweight based on increased market volatility by J.P. Morgan.

Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPZM) was started as Buy with a $32 price target at Citigroup.

Francesca’s Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) was started as Outperform at William Blair.

J.C. Penney Co. (NYSE: JCP) was given a Buy rating and $23 price target at Sterne Agee.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: KMP) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill Lynch.

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) was started as Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) was started as Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) was started as Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman

VF Corp. (NYSE: VFC) was started as Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ: VOD) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Nomura.

Here is why J.P. Morgan’s chief equity strategist says to buy the stock market weakness.