Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, AmEx, Dish, Exelon, GNC, Medtronic, Micron and More

It is Monday, and stocks are indicated lower again ahead of the open. Investors keep hearing that the market has moved on from a raging bull market to a stock picker’s market. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst research reports each morning of the week, hunting for new ideas for our readers. Some of these Wall Street research reports cover stocks to buy, and some of them cover stocks to sell or to avoid.

These are this Monday’s top Wall Street analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) was maintained as a Hold rating at Argus, but the firm thinks that its reorganization of units is more proactive and the firm is looking at markets for a future ratings upgrade.

AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which raised the price target to $10 from (versus a $6.42 close) based on a better electrical steel market and 2015 cash flows.

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) was started as Sector Perform by Pacific Crest.

CenterPoint Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNP) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc (NYSE: CCE) was maintained as a Buy with a $50 target (versus a $44.58 close) at Goldman Sachs, but it was removed from the firm’s prized Conviction Buy List.

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Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) was raised to Overweight from Neutral and the price target was raised to $72 from $61 (versus a $58.96 close) at J.P. Morgan.

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