With earnings season about 80% complete, investors are looking for the stocks that will make gains and hopefully avoid losses. The markets are close enough to their highs that most investors are also trying to avoid catching the top. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst research reports each morning, on the hunt for new ideas for our readers. Some of these analyst reports cover stocks to buy, and some cover stocks to sell or to avoid. These are this Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.
BroadSoft Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen and raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James.
CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN) was raised to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs.
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Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW) was raised to Outperform from Neutral by Credit Suisse.
KBR Inc. (NYSE: KBR) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS.
Lannett Co. (NYSE: LCI) was started as Buy with a $55 target price at Canaccord Genuity.
Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD) was started with an Outperform rating by Oppenheimer.
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Seattle Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: SGEN) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Swift Energy Co. (NYSE: SFY) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at MKM Partners.
Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) was raised to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer.
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Zoe’s Kitchen Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) saw its quiet period end. Jefferies started it with a Hold rating, William Blair gave it an Outperform rating, Piper Jaffray assigned an Overweight rating and Stifel started it with a Buy rating.
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