Top Analyst Upgrades and Stocks to Buy: HP, Western Digital 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 are breaking out the positive analyst calls as far as stocks to buy and positive research calls today. These are some of this Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades, initiations and positive analyst research calls seen from Wall Street.

Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) was upgraded to Overweight from Neutral with an $18 price target at Piper Jaffray.

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) was upgraded to Buy from Hold with a $32 price target at Brean Capital.

International Rectifier Corp. (NYSE: IRF) was upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at Raymond James.

Prosperity Bancshares Inc. (NYSE: PB) was upgraded to Perform from Underperform at Oppenheimer.

SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK) was reiterated Buy with a $70 price target, based on higher earnings expectations, by Sterne Agee.

Verastem Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM) was started as Buy with a $22 price target at Cantor Fitzgerald.

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) was started as Overweight with a $77 price target at Piper Jaffray.

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